This past Sunday, I had the absolute pleasure of making my way to my local yarn shop, The Sow’s Ear in Verona, WI to hear Clara Parkes talk about her latest book, A Stash Of One’s Own. She was accompanied by Meg Swanson, daughter of the infamous Elizabeth Zimmerman. I arrived with a friend about an hour before the event was due to start, enabling … Continue reading Clara Parkes | A Stash Of One’s Own
It may not be exciting to you, or maybe it is, who knows! I have, foolishly or not, decided to start a podcast. This decision is heavily enabled by multiple knitty friends (you’re welcome!). It will mostly be me waffling on about knitting, and my life here in the US and how it compares to having lived in Scotland for 28 years. So watch this … Continue reading Exciting news, everyone!
It can be argued that merino yarn is one of, if not the most, abundant yarn available on the yarn market today. Particularly at fibre festivals and yarn shows. Having previously spoken to vendors about this, they inform all respond the same way “It’s what sells”. The same way that 4-ply or fingering weight yarn is highly abundant at these yarn & fibre festivals. Personally, … Continue reading Merino Overload | A search for non-merino yarn
Hello dear readers, You may have noticed that the blog has had a little bit of an overhaul. I found the reason I wasn’t posting as much as I had originally planned was that I wasn’t excited by what I was posting. To me, the articles felt forced. And no-one enjoys reading posts from an author who doesn’t enjoy writing them. As a result, I … Continue reading Slow Stashing | A post inspired by Clara Parkes