Prize Winners and the Pebble Skipping Hat

As I type this, Megan-Anne and I are in a hotel in Pittsburgh. It’s the night before our trunk show at Knit One. There are trays of half eaten take out scattered over our beds along with a healthy dose of WIPs. Megan-Anne is working on another pair of Shining Sequence Mittens in different colorways to show you what they’d look like with duplicate stitch instead of beads and I’m racing to finish my latest amigurumi creation for the Summer of Crochet so I can work on Jessica Gore’s new…

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L&L Book Club: Matched

I know it’s only Wednesday, but man does it feel like this week has disappeared on me. Yesterday morning I was thinking about a project that I need to do before a baby shower on July 9th. And I thought, meh, I have tons of time. It’ll be quick, I have all of this and next week. Tonight, I’m all:

Holy cast on, Batman! I need this next weekend to knit, and I haven’t even wound the yarn yet!

It’s that big pile of turquoise on the right. Sure, Megan-Anne, you’ve got pleeeeeeeenty of time. ;)

So it’s good that I went…

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Book Club: The Handmaid’s Tale Pt. 2

I had mentioned last week that I’d do Matched for this week’s book club. But now that I’ve finished The Handmaid’s Tale (both book and show), it turns out there is just a lot more to discuss. So I’ll do Matched next week. I’ve started it and the jury is still out on it, but it’s got potential. So more on that next week.

The Book

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Book Club: The Handmaid’s Tale

Welcome to the second installment of Book Club! If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you can check out the introduction post here.

The Book

This week I failed the city and didn’t finish my book club book. I’ll finish it before I start next week’s book, but this is not an easy listen. I got obsessed with watching the Hulu series of The Handmaid’s Tale. It’s amazing. Obviously this review is based on not yet finishing either one, but I think the show handles material from…

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Book Club: The Codex Alera

I mentioned in the Ravelry Group that I’m starting our very own fiber enthusiast book club. And now I am actually doing that. Considering my coffee maker broke a couple of day ago and I haven’t had a chance to replace it yet because of Jac’s car accident, I think this is some pretty high-level follow through. So here is how this will work: I, and any of you that want in on the fun, will read/listen to a book and knit/crochet some stuff each week. I love to listen to…

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Fairy Tales and the May Prize Winner

Have you ever gotten an email from your tech guy full of acronyms that you didn’t understand and then spent an agonizing couple of hours Googling the terms only to find yourself more confused than when you started? No, just me then?

Here’s the thing, I’ve always been a fast learner, someone who can pick up new skills with relative ease. As it turns out, my Jac-of-Many-Trades ability stops at fixing the back end of our website. Hopefully, Jed was able to fix the troubles I wrought. But, this is the lead up to a larger apology…

Some of you have…

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Rose Quartz Spring Shawl

Is there anything more inspiring than Steven Universe’s mom? No. No, there isn’t. And if you think there’s is, we’ll be inspired anyway! That’s why the knitters of the world believe in Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl. And Steven!

Ahem. That went in a weird direction. Oh well. If all descriptions were thought out articles, there would be no captions. Based on Rose Quartz’s shield and sword, this is the perfect accessory for saving the world.

I’m mildly…

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Coffee Bean Socks

First we drink the coffee. Then, we knit the socks.

Last week, Jac told you about our newest yarn obsession: The Society Of Caffeinated Knitters. I’ve wanted to do a sock club for ages, and it’s come together in the best possible way. Seriously, I am dying to tell you about some of the surprises we’ve lined up for the first few boxes. Listen, I swore to Jac I wouldn’t spoil it, but I feel like Oprah when…

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Homespun Yarn Party 2017

No joke, the Homespun Yarn Party is our favorite show of the year. Some people live for Rhinebeck, Vogue Knitting Live, or Maryland Sheep and Wool, which are all great events, but for us it’s the HYP. Held at the Historic Savage Mill in Maryland, which is great place to peruse even when it isn’t teeming with knitters and yarn, the HYP has an electric energy. Everyone is so excited to share their love of knitting, crochet, and spinning. Plus, the entry fee is free and so are the classes!

This year there was a line to get…

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Yarn Content Aversions

Everyone has their weird ticks. My mother can’t stand the sound of a spoon hitting the side of a bowl. Megan-Anne becomes irrationally angry at people who slurp their food and my husband can’t wear anything other than pajama pants in the house. Like, when he gets home from work, you can’t even say hi to him until he has on his stretchy pants. Me, I hate the feel of cotton yarn and velvet. I don’t know why, but those textures make my skin crawl. My niece, Mabel the Merciless, has this velvet dress some evil person…

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