Somewhere along the line, I said that I would blog about my hiking adventures and that just never seemed to happen. While it's still fresh in my memory, and since I remembered to take some pictures, I'll talk a little about my hike to Table Mountain in Butte County, CA, near Oroville (yes, the same … Continue reading Table Mountain Wildflower Hike
For those that noticed the other day, I'm already in the negatives for "earned yarn" vs. "bought yarn". I ran out of the color I needed for my hiking/camping/Rangering* socks and I also needed orange sock yarn, because I didn't have any orange sock scraps for my scrappy blanket (makes perfect sense to me). So, … Continue reading Ranger Knits and Some Bright Socks
It's now May, and with it, come a lot of new knitting challenges! Namely, stash-busting challenges such as the Slytherin Race to the Finish Line (within the HPKCHC knitting group) and Stash Dash (Starting May 26th)! I've been trying to get a handle on my knitting for quite some time and not doing well. Part … Continue reading Stash Status Page
The title says it all, really. Saturday, April 8th, I turned another year older and, surprising everyone, I'm sure, another year wiser. Ever since I was little, things had to be just so. As one does, I would come into possession of things that I or someone else would consider precious. I had clothes that … Continue reading Everything is precious, but don’t let that stop you.
I am redx on Ravelry. I've been on Ravelry since March 23rd, 2010. As of typing this, I have 208 project pages, 1087 queued projects, 17797 favorites, 38 friends, 117 stashed yarns, 2 handspun stashed yarns, 1719 patterns in my library, and 3442 posts in the forums. I am also in 50 groups.
I'm just going to throw out a random list of things, in no particular order. If you don't like the color of a yarn, add another color. And another. Keep adding colors to your project until it's something you like. This is advice from Stephen West. In general, add more colors. Knitting even the most … Continue reading Day 29: Do you have any tips, or things that you’ve learned from knitting?
As I had mentioned in a previous prompt, I started off with crochet before knitting. I don't crochet as much any more, but I am working on a large granny square blanket. I also sew, but again, not as much as I knit. I have plans for May that include starting a light-weight summer quilt. … Continue reading Day 28: Do you do any other crafts besides knitting? What are they, and did learning to knit come before or after learning these other crafts?