5 Ways to Build a Healthy (& Sensible) Yarn Stash

I fell a little bit out of love with some of my yarn. I didn’t think it was possible! After all, it’s yarn and I’m a knitter. What’s not to love? It didn’t happen overnight. It was a long, slow transition away from colors I wasn’t excited about anymore, single skeins that seemed like a […]

Categorize to Organize: Part Two

If you read part 1 of this series, then you know the first step to getting your creative space organized is to assess what you have and break it into two basic categories: durable and consumable. And now that you know what you’ve got, let’s take it a step further. Let’s prioritize. Set aside the […]

The Joy of the Shiny New Thing

A few months ago I made an emphatic declaration: I have enough knitting project bags and I can’t justify one more. Not one. I told my friends, my knitting community and anyone within earshot. And I really meant it. Every time I came within view of a new bag (no matter how gorgeous), I told […]

5 Ways to Get Out of Your Knitting Rut

If you’ve ever found yourself stuck on sleeve island, trying to distract yourself from a project that’s been put in “time out”, or feeling a bit meh about your creativity, today we’re chatting about what it takes to shake the cobwebs loose and get back in your creative groove. Today I’m sharing 5 ways to […]

How to Get Knitting Help

If you’ve ever run into a struggle with your knitting and wondered where to go for help, you’re not alone. The beauty of the making process is that there’s always something new to learn, and I’m convinced that this is why I’ve yet to get bored with knitting. I’m all about stretching your craft muscles […]

How to Pick the Right Circular Needle Length

Have you ever sat down to start a new project and wondered which length your circular needle should be? Sure, sometimes the pattern gives you this information… but what if it doesn’t? It’s super easy to determine which length circular needle will give you the best results. Use this handy checklist: When knitting in the […]

The Who, What, When, Where & Why of the Infamous 4 Day Sweater Knitalong

Quick Reference: Find the Third Annual 4 Day KAL sweater pattern here. Video 1: 4 Day KAL kick-off video with me and Lauren from Lolodidit here on Youtube. Video 2: 4 Day KAL Q & A with me and Lauren from Lolodidit available on Facebook. Video 3: 4 Day KAL Sweater Details available on Facebook. See the […]

A Pinch of This, A Pinch of That

If you come over to my house, come hungry. Cooking is my favorite thing – next to knitting, of course – and I can’t think of anything I’d rather do to decompress from a long work day than to stand in my kitchen, turn on a little indie folk music (or maybe some Fleetwood Mac), […]

Patience Not (Always) Required

If you’ve been knitting for any time at all, you’ve likely heard someone say, “I’m not patient enough to be a knitter” . While knitting is definitely a form of slow fashion crafting, you don’t have to have a wellspring of endless patience to do it. If you’re staring down a hefty project and you’re […]