Cathartic Ink

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Busy B*

Things have been quite busy here lately. I spend Thursday nights knitting with ViolinJodie and a handful of other folks. This week’s topic of conversation turned to Black Sheep Gathering (BSG). This year’s BSG is going to be happening at a crazy time in this city, just before the US Olympic Trials [expect a lot read more


Doing vs. Discussing

A big part of why I don’t blog as much as I used to is that I spend a lot of my internet time doing research for other big things going on right now. No, I am not going to have a baby, just to clarify things. Let’s just say it will be great in read more


Bay Area Part the First: The Fiber

This is a picture heavy one. A big part of the reason for the timing of my trip south was to be able to attend Stitches West. I have been purchasing much less than normal in terms of fiber for the past few months to prepare for this. Armed with some saved monies, and a read more


I know, I know.

I need to write all about my trip, at least the condensed version, but for now I need to post this: I am seriously remiss in posting about receiving the second package from my spin to knit buddy 140 yards handspun Cormo dyed with koolaid. The pale blue puff is some carded, dyed cormo read more

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Sometimes I Wonder if I Made the Right Choice.

I began knitting Madli’s Shawl early last summer. I picked out the pattern, bought the back issue of Interweave Knits and scoured the internet for a suitable yarn. My mom bought me that yarn for my 25th birthday and I was all set to start. I knit the first edging and 5.5 repeats of the read more