malabrigo mitts

Nov 29th, 2009 crafts, knitting

I decided I wouldn’t do much, if any, knitting for holiday gifts this year. Between knitting and spinning projects for myself, paid sample knitting, and keeping up with the weekly motif swatches, my available crafting time is pretty much booked up.  Since I like to have knitting as a relaxing and inspiring hobby that benefits me, it’s counterproductive to overdo it with too many deadlines…

wonderful wool

Nov 6th, 2009 crafts, sewing

Last week, I hinted that I’d be sharing something other than handspun for the Fiber Arts Blog Carnival. I’ve been spinning up a storm, with plenty still to share (before pictures included, in some cases!), but I’ve been keeping busy in other fibery ways, too. Here they are: Owls! I know owl images are super trendy right now, but I think part of that is…

stash doctor

Apr 10th, 2009 books, crafts, swaps, yarn p8rn fridays
flaming gossamer

In going through my stash for a yarn to post today, I realized I’ve got something of a yarn problem. I really love laceweight yarns, and I do enjoy the challenge and endurance test of knitting lace. (I’m having a ball with Maplewing, slowly but surely.) So, I should be thrilled that I have a good selection of laceweight in my stash, right? The problem…

double duty

Apr 7th, 2009 crafts, knitting, swaps

I’m really happy with my finished Tempest. I’ve already found a couple of opportunities to wear it, and I just know it’s going to get a lot more use because the lightweight fabric is so versatile. Using sock yarn for a sweater might seem crazy if you are too focused on how long it will take, but when paired with larger needles, the sweater was…

pleased as punch

Feb 22nd, 2009 crafts, crochet, knitting, other, patterns

In honor of the two-year anniversary of this blog, I am pleased as punch to announce the brand new Skyline Chilly website! If you generally read my posts through a feed reader, please do take a minute to click through to my site and have a look around. Rob has been working really hard to get this site redesigned from scratch, and I’m really proud…