Category Archives: Yarn Tales and (Un)windings

Adventures in knitting and yarn-shopping

What’s on the needles? And HOW much yarn do you really need?

Well, I have three real projects on my needles, one educational one, and a few planned projects. But these need to get finished. I have been looking at FB posts and seeing what other knitters have managed to finished during … Continue reading

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Yarn stashes….

Every Saturday morning, I pull out the AC Moore/Jo-Ann’s/Michael’s Sunday circulars, just to see what yarn is on sale. I check out Craigslist to see who’s selling yarn and knitting supplies, I browse eBay’s listings of huge yarn lots, I … Continue reading

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Violet and iris scents…perfumes, soaps…sigh.

If I could tell you what it is about this category of perfumes that just gets my attention, I would. I like the colors purple, violet, lilac, lavender–but there is something about the scent of violets. I bought Choward violet … Continue reading

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What is the appeal of the yarn shop?

Is it the chance to worship at the altar of self-striping yarn? Mochi? Mini-mochi? Chunky? Bernat? Berrocco? And it’s not just the LYS, it’s the Michael’s,Hobby Lobby,AC Moore, Jo-ann’s, Wal-Mart. Carodan Farms, Uniquities, Yarn Cloud, Nature’s Yarn, Knitting Sisters, Yarn … Continue reading

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There’s something about a ball of yarn…

So many balls of yarn, so many stores… I had taught myself to knit the summer I was 12, but I didn’t have the staying power then to stick to a project and finish it. A year ago (and nearly … Continue reading

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