Kristen

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As many of you know, I spend most Friday evenings with a knitting/crochet group at my local yarn store. This past Friday, I got to meet someone new, and I thought you might like to meet her too. This is Kristen: Kristen is 8, and already crocheting like a pro. When I met her, she was working on a cupcake carrier – … Continue reading →

A little charity fun

lock in crowd

WARNING – depending on your work environment, a couple of pictures in this post may not be safe to view at work. Nor for that matter around small children, unless you want to answer a bunch of questions about breasts / cancer.

LYS Review – The Nook in Lisle IL (part 2)

The work room at the Nook

A little while ago, I told you a lot about my LYS, the Nook in Lisle IL.  That post sort of kept growing and growing, until I found I had written too much and hadn’t even mentioned yarn yet! I decided to keep all the yarnie goodness for this 2nd post. The Nook has two owners, Tina and Kitty, both … Continue reading →

LYS Review – The Nook in Lisle IL (part 1)

Yarn bombed car

I’ve learned, over this last year, that a great LYS can be so much more than a place to buy yarn. It’s a home away from home, a place for fun, friends, advice of all kinds, and that warm fuzzy feeling that you just belong. It’s like the line from Cheers – “where everybody knows your name.” At least, that’s … Continue reading →

LYS review – Churchmouse Yarns & Teas, Bainbridge Island WA

When we were planning our trip to Seattle, I knew I had to visit Churchmouse Yarns & Teas on Bainbridge Island. First, I met someone at my home LYS who told me I had to go there. A few days later, I found out that someone I had been chatting with in the Socks with Sarah Ravelry group works there. … Continue reading →

LYS review – So Much Yarn, Seattle WA

I recently visited a store called So Much Yarn in Seattle. I wasn’t planning to visit this store on my trip – in fact, I didn’t even know it was there. I just happened upon it while exploring Pike Place Market…and I’m glad I did! My first impression was that it was a remarkably large store, considering it is in a … Continue reading →

Tea Cozy Tuesday – March – Week #2

I’ve gathered my supplies for this month’s cozy: The Fairy Cake Tea Cozy by Frankie Brown.  I decided I wanted to make a red velvet fairy cake in a green wrapper, with cream cheese icing…yum! Once again I managed to find all the yarn I needed in my stash (assuming the burgundy holds out.) Since the pattern calls for all sport … Continue reading →