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Crocheting Mystery Yarn: It’s Cozy

I have no idea what this yarn is, but I’m loving it. Someone was donating it and I couldn’t resist the bulky roving and color palette. In weight it’s similar to Lion Brand’s Fifty Fifty yarn. It’s definitely not that, though. Also comparable in weight would be WATG’s Crazy Sexy Wool. It’s also not that. …

The Perks: Living A Yarny Life

Working for a yarn company isn’t all fun and games. There’s plenty of hardcore work to get done, just like any job. But all those perks you might imagine, like an endless supply of yarn and getting to see new colors, yarns, and concepts before they hit the shelves? Yeah. All that is true. And …

It’s That Time Of Year

August is coming to a close. The temps have been noticeably cooler, which means knits have been making more of an appearance; grabbing a cardi to snuggle in or layering on a soft shawl for my commute. With the increased need for warmth comes an intensified desire for knitting time and making all the things. …

Design Simplicity

For the past two years I’ve had a full time day job, still within the yarn industry, but not involving working as a designer. It has meant many long hours of train commuting and a different perspective on what I want to create. What I want to [primarily] make now are projects with repeats I …

If It Doesn’t Make You Happy, Ditch It

If it’s not making you happy then let it go. There’s a meme, probably several, that reiterate that sentiment in some form (see one at right). It’s true across many aspects of life, but right now I’m talking knitting projects. I spent weeks working on a top down raglan using size 2 needles. Those are …

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