This was originally published in 2010, when Brianna ran The Yarn Side. (Wow, I took awful photos compared to now. Nice to see ways in which we grow, I guess. Ha!) When last I left, we had a coiled bit of dyed roving, waiting for a good steam. You can choose to steam in several ways: steamer basket inside of a pot, inch of water, burner on medium, lid on pot, steam for 30-40 minutes, making sure to add a bit more water if it gets low, but never so much that it touches the fiber. handy steamer bags in... Read more


This was originally published in 2010, when Brianna ran The Yarn Side. (Wow, I took awful photos compared to now. Nice to see ways in which we grow, I guess. Ha!) We left off with the fiber all prepped and our supplies all gathered. We're readying ourselves for part two, where the real fun begins! And, no, I'm not being sarcastic. I really enjoy this next part. It may make me do a dance, not unlike the one that Tom Cruise does at the end of Tropic Thunder. Now that I've given away a trade secret of my own, let's... Read more


This was originally published in 2010, when Brianna ran The Yarn Side. (Wow, I took awful photos compared to now. Nice to see ways in which we grow, I guess. Ha!) I had previously discussed the idea of documenting my painting/dyeing some yarn. The mood struck, however, when I was prepping to dye some roving to send to a friend who promised to spin it up for me. There will be three parts to this series, and hopefully, in the not so distant future, we will have photos of the yarn it's become! To get us started, we'll need to... Read more


Previously, I shared works in progress, one of which was the Barley hat by Tin Can Knits. That's been completed, blocked, and now sadly packed away since it's really close to moving time(!). I knit it with my new DK line, called Livy, and it held up beautifully. Really loving how much squish there is, and how quickly the pattern knit up. Barley by @tincanknits. Not blocked, so I'm curious how much it'll grow. Need to weigh how much is left of the skein, but I really enjoyed knitting with the Livy base and the pattern itself. #barley #tincanknits #swoonish... Read more


What moving in a month really means is that I'm procrastinating on too many things, all involving packing. Packing is the worst. Followed by cleaning areas that were missed for too long. Ew. Fairly certain there's dog hair still caught in corners of the carpet, even though Rowan passed seven months ago. Not looking forward to the carpet cleaning. I'm off topic before I even really got on it. Oops. My method of procrastinating the packing has been to work on knitting projects. One project, Razzle, is using some Test Run yarn. I dyed it, thinking it might replace the... Read more


I recently finished a pair of socks I'd been working on for about three months. Three. Months. Does that put me in the running for slowest sock knitter? The pair before them took me about four or five, I think. Maybe longer. Just my lot in life, I suppose. Brianna: slow sock knitter (she's learning to deal with it). The pattern, Socks on a Plane, is a design by Laura Linneman, and can be found on Ravelry. The pattern itself was rather easy, and the only thing I'd change in the future would be the cuff. It's not tall enough... Read more