Wednesday, December 7, 2022

One More

Our final in-person event of the year is coming up on December 18.

The Inman Holiday Market is a fun, festive event with an awesome group of vendors.  This is a perfect opportunity for holiday shopping or to get something for yourself.  If you're in the Boston / Cambridge area, stop by and support small, local businesses.  Be sure to check the event page for all the details.

Monday, December 5, 2022

Sweater Weather

It's always fun to see what customers make with our yarn, and I enjoy the show and tell that often happens at events.

This morning I pulled inventory for sweaters.

It's that time of year.

Friday, December 2, 2022

Yarn Sub

I'm settling in to the rhythm of my winter days . . . make soup, light candles, knit every chance I get and plan new projects.  The project I had lined up the other day is off to a good start.

This is a sample repeat.  One of the yarns I used the first time around is no longer available, and I'm subbing something new.  It can be challenging when a yarn is discontinued, but I'm hopeful the new base works out. I'll keep you posted.

This week's color inspiration . . .

Yellow cheer.

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Something New

I've been on desk duty today with a long list of emails and paperwork.  It's been a slog, but I managed to check a few things off my list.

Earlier this afternoon I took a wee break to browse on Ravelry and to cast on something new.  Just enough to take the edge off.

I still have a few urgent emails to attend to, so I tucked this little project away.  Back to the grind.

Monday, November 28, 2022

Monday Optimism

It's hard to get back in the swing of things after a long, holiday weekend.  My recovery is going to take a couple days.  I purposely avoided my inbox, and now it's a slog to wade through all the junk.  The delete button is my friend.

If you placed an order over the weekend, many thanks. The free shipping offer is still running today.  Hop over to the website.  It's a good time to grab supplies for holiday gift knitting or to get a little something for yourself.

I did most of the cooking for the holiday, but after Thursday I stayed out of the kitchen as much as possible. That left me with some downtime.  I focused on several knitting projects and came one step closer to casting on something new.

I'm usually pretty good about swatching, but it's especially important with this project since I'm straying a bit from the recommended yarn weight.  I have some math to do, but I think I can make this work.  At this point, I'm still optimistic. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2022


Holiday prep is a lot of work.  The last pie is out of the oven, and I'm settling in for the long weekend.

Small Business Saturday is this weekend, and once again we're offering free shipping.

We're making a long weekend of it and running the special from Friday through Monday.  No code needed.

I have ambitious knitting plans for the weekend.

Yes, they include more hot pink.  I haven't had enough yet.

Even though there are many ups and downs in life, I try to remain positive.  If you're celebrating tomorrow, take time to pause and reflect.  There's so much to be thankful for. Enjoy your time with family and friends!

Monday, November 21, 2022

Hot Pink Crosses the Finish Line

The story of the hot pink yarn continues today.  Estrella wanted a headband to wear for the Philadelphia Marathon on Sunday.

I cast on the headband before we hit the road.  I had a feeling the knitting would be my responsibility too, and sure enough, I knit all the way to Philadelphia.  It's not very often I get to sit in the passenger seat.  I had other plans for my travel knitting, but when duty called, I shifted gears.

The headband was ready for the race early Sunday morning.  Estrella made a good call with the headband. The weather was cold and blustery.  Perfect wool weather.

The hot pink headband was both colorful and practical.  It was a challenging run, but Estrella stuck with it.  Her determination and perseverance paid off.  Cheers to crossing the finish line!