In November of last year (gosh – I can’t believe I can say that already!) I was commissioned to make a sweater for a lady who has a hard time keeping warm. She found a pattern at a garage sale that she fell in love with and had only one problem – she couldn’t knit. … More The only way to go – Retro
Getting older doesn’t get easy and aging when you have Lupus is exhausting – literally. It was 2001, while still in my 20’s when I was first diagnosed with Lupus and my adventure began with a bang. I had to get my first kidney biopsy right off the bat and shortly after they discovered my … More What is normal?
It’s been a very busy, crazy first few weeks of 2017 so far and is already flying by. My car already has a new windshield (thanks to a small chip and cold weather), my fence has a nice gap into my neighbor’s yard (thanks to our nice wind here) and I’ve finally opened an Etsy … More Never Stop Improving
WARNING: Facetious Content Ahead. You’ve been warned. If you work in the craft industry or run your own handmade business you will hear the following at least once in your creating lifetime: Person:”Hey, have you seen (insert current viral craft project here)? ” Crafter:”Oh, yes I sure have.” (beginning to wonder where this will lead) Person: … More Where’s the Passion?
Commission requests from co-workers these past few months have kept me quite busy. An October project requested from our baristas was for bearded Viking hats. Most of the patterns out there are crochet. I’m capable of crochet but not very good or quick. They wanted a total of 3 so I could have designed a … More Commision Mission
I love gray rainy days. Yes, I’m a little strange, but I’m a good fit for the Pacific Northwest. I also love wind storms and even thunder storms. We don’t get much of the latter up here. But this past week all the weather reports were warning of massive windstorms for our region and I … More Just A Little Side Venture
It’s that time of year again, when the days start getting shorter and the nights a little cooler. The leaves haven’t turned just yet, but you can tell they are having a harder time keeping green. Yes, it’s almost fall and that means pre-season football. And that means all things Blue Friday in the Seattle … More Football Season in Latte Land
Creatively talented people are so inspiring and I get the pleasure of working with some of the best! One of my coworkers sews beautiful items for display at the craft store I work at. Her luckily little two year old grandson is the new recipient of this Busy Book. I’m so jealous – jealous of … More Best Busy Book Ever
What happens when you put a yarn addict in the same room as a yarn rep? Well, last week, after two meetings with two different yarn reps, I found out. Tuesday afternoon was a meeting with a yarn rep from King Cole Yarn. This company, based out of England, has been around 80 years. It … More Must…..Control…..Urge
Before starting the overhaul of the yarn department there was one, huge decision that had to be decided. It was something that could make the department so much better or just really frustrate potential yarn customers. It would require much thought and research. What could it possibly be? By weight or by brand? By weight … More One if by weight … two if by brand