Learning New Things

How I Supported the Crafty Blogisphere in May


This is my beautiful new spindle and wool - part of the Learn to Spin Kit I treated myself to for my birthday last month.

I still haven't actually tried spinning yet - really feeling so intimidated for some silly reason.  I will keep you posted. When I spin my first yarn, you will be the first to hear about it!

Christmas Stockings!? What?


I found a free pattern on WEBS recently for a Christmas Stocking and decided to knit it for the Christmas Stocking giveaway in December.

Including a practice swatch to satisfy myself that the pattern really would work with all those slipped stitches, this is my progress so far!

Trust me, the stitches are much straighter than they appear in places.

A Couple Really Cool Things to Share

mice for blog

Adorable mice pin cushion image by Bustle and Sew.

I subscribed to a newsletter on Bustle and Sew a few months now and love it! I just had to share with those of you who are not already familiar with the blog.

How I learned to Knit Socks.


I imagine most of you are getting pretty tired of seeing my first pair of socks by now! But how else do I introduce three fantastic women who inspired me and kept me sane along the way!


Past, Present and Future - Update on Knitting my First Pair of Socks


Update on my goal to knit a pair of socks this year!


My introduction to sock knitting! A free on-line class with Mercedes at Kitchen Sink Dyeworks. I just had to make the pink pair (on the bottom left) to go along with the turquoise pair.


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