Packing List for my Shiro Oni Artist Residency:

Later next month I’ll be going to Shiro Oni Studios in Gunma Prefecture here in Japan for an artist residency.  I’m super excited to create the technology reclamation installation project I’ve had floating around in my head for over a year. Using my background in fibers and metals, building an installation using these materials togetherContinue reading “Packing List for my Shiro Oni Artist Residency:”

S-s-stuttering S-start to 2014

A New Year! A New Start! A great time until one needs to change those big plans. Mistakes and u-turns, ripping out progress in disappointment has been my theme so far this year. I LOVE the summer sweater/shawl pattern from an issue of Keitodama 157 I purchased last summer. It has been at least sixContinue reading “S-s-stuttering S-start to 2014”

Purple Baby Alpaca Scarf – DONE!!

Before the End of 2013, I will finish…this lovely lavender, 100% Baby Alpaca scarf.  75grams of super warm, squishy softness in varying shades of lavenders, has been my train companion for the past several weeks. Whenever I can get a seat on the train, I pull out a special crochet project. One that is smallContinue reading “Purple Baby Alpaca Scarf – DONE!!”

Before the End of 2013, I will finish…

With just one month left in the year, I feel really good about all I have accomplished this year so far. I just have a few loose ends to tie up or finish off before the new year: several works in progress I’d like to accomplish before the end of 2013: Ulysses Butterfly Cowl: AnContinue reading “Before the End of 2013, I will finish…”

Crochet Pattern User Error(s)!

Counting is not my forte. It’s the challenge that would get I and my partner kicked off of an episode of Amazing Race. Clearly this counting impairment runs deep and makes a real, written pattern much more difficult than it really is. I’m on my 3rd attempt to complete the beautiful Pizzelle Beret by LindaContinue reading “Crochet Pattern User Error(s)!”

Tokyo Yarn Crawl

UPDATE: Nov 2017 Tokyo Yarn Crawl Info: Not here in Nov? Here’s a great list of participating shops with maps!協賛店-participating-shops/ Had a great time at the Nov 2013 Tokyo Yarn Crawl – Looks like it is expanded and improved each year so I highly recommend joining in the adventure! Coordinated by Cassie of  Hitsujidama YarnContinue reading “Tokyo Yarn Crawl”

Solar Flair Fibres-My New Favorite Yarn Shop

Just received my first order from the Australian-based yarn dyer, Solar Flair Fibres. Love. It! I’ve been looking for the perfect skein of blues to make a scarf for my MIL and it simply showed up at my door this afternoon :) It’s not just the yummy yarn, it’s not just the perfect colour IContinue reading “Solar Flair Fibres-My New Favorite Yarn Shop”