I Love a Good Yarn

Yarn, stories, and sometimes stories about yarn

This past March I spent a long weekend in Montreal with the family to celebrate my birthday. At the end of the trip my mother and I took a side excursion to the city’s southeastern suburb of Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville┬áto visit Les Laines Biscotte. Though the store carries a wide variety of yarns from diverse producers, it …

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I’m brand new to the “Once upon a sock” posts, but as an avid sock knitter, I’m thrilled to join in the fun. This year for Christmas my mother requested knee socks. Actually, I had to coerce her into it. You’d never meet someone less enthusiastic about receiving hand-knit socks than my mother. She’s an …

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Many times when I’m planning a vacation or work trip, I’ll do some research ahead of time to locate the yarn stores and decide which ones I want to visit. And other times, I consciously steer clear of the temptation to fill any spare room in my luggage with yarn by not doing any research …

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Today is November 30th, which means that writers and knitters around the world are making a last frantic push to reach their 50,000 goal. Eight years ago I successfully participated in NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month. Every November, would-be novelists sign up on the site and pledge to write 50,000 words during the month. …

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Next week I’ve got a business trip to California, which will involve a good amount of time in airports and airplanes (I live on the east coast, and quite a distance from a major metro airport at that), so I needed a smallish project to take with me that would involve a) minimal/simple pattern repeats, …

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