Traveling knitter: Three countries and three amazing yarn stores – Part 1

Traveling knitter: Three countries and three amazing yarn stores – Part 1

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 [...]

November is acronym soup month: NaNoWriMo and NaKniSweMo

November is acronym soup month: NaNoWriMo and NaKniSweMo

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. That's [...]

Dental emergencies and brushes with the law–One heck of a week

Dental emergencies and brushes with the law–One heck of a week

This past Friday I was finally able to pick up my knitting again after more than a week of letting it idle. The Bare Branches sweater is coming along nicely, with the back and one front panel completed and some good progress on the second front panel. But that means I still have two sleeves, [...]