Feature Story, Knitting, Travel, Yarn

True Colors

Road trip! The boyz and I decided to hit the road to the Bitterroot Valley in Montana to visit the Mountain Colors workshop. We followed the footsteps of Lewis and Clark, traveling up the Sacagawea Historical Byway in Idaho then onto the Salmon River Byway and into the Salmon-Challis National Forest. Once we crossed the… Continue reading True Colors

Knitting, Yarn

The World is Her Canvas

Every family has a story. Mine is not a traditional tale, but it's written with love. My husband and I have been married for 6 years now. Not so very long, but long enough to come together with our children as one unit, a unit built on work, trust and love. These same characteristics of… Continue reading The World is Her Canvas

Knitting, Local Yarn Store, Travel, Yarn

Encinitas, California

Last spring we got the chance to visit my brother and sister-in-law and their boys in San Diego, California, the most beautiful, peaceful place on the California coast.  After lunch and before the beach, I paid a visit to The Black Sheep, a LSY located on Highway 101 in Encinitas. This yarn store is the stuff… Continue reading Encinitas, California

Fall 2015, Free Yarn Contest

Koigu Kersti Giveaway

Win two skeins of soft, luscious Koigu Kersti! Congratulations to the winners of the Koigu Giveaway - Miriam Hartshorn of Rexburg, Idaho Jamie Johnston of San Diego, California Alyce Luff of Glendale, Arizona Thanks for playing, ladies! Two skeins is just enough yarn to make a pair of Cardiff-by-the-Sea Fingerless Mitts.  I will have a drawing… Continue reading Koigu Kersti Giveaway

Knitting, Local Yarn Store, Travel, Yarn

Rainy Days in East Germany

During my whirlwind European tour, I spent a couple of days in Dresden and a few hours in Berlin.  Even in the rain I was able to enjoy the restored splendor of these two cities. I was surprised by the memories and stong emotions invoked at the Berlin Wall Memorial and Checkpoint Charlie. All the… Continue reading Rainy Days in East Germany

Knitting, Yarn

Blue Skies Smiling at Me

I have a particular fondness for Blue Sky Alpacas because it was the first luxury yarn I ever purchased. My first knitting project below took about 3 months of constant knitting and purling, and following the sage advise of my knitting mentor, "Don't be afraid to rip it out." I must have ripped out and… Continue reading Blue Skies Smiling at Me