a spring twist

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last friday, when the budding apple shawlette design included in the issue. fortunately, news spreads fast, thanks to our spirit trail fiberworks providing kollage yarns providing the natural dye studio providing angel 4-ply. that’s a lotta yarn and we did a lotta knitting to make a sample in each one. why so many? knitters often […]

camp is not just for kids

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ahh, sock camp, where we don’t sleep in tents or bunks and we don’t knit socks (we DO do scavenger hunts and crafts, however). we do camp right around here—silk, cloth napkins, afternoon tea . . . ok and maybe funny hats, too, heh. we have had quite the fiber adventure this year, with special […]

where the grass is green

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it seems like weeks ago that i landed in seattle—i’ve been on the go ever since—but it was actually just a few days back. this part of the country is in the midst of spring blooming season and wow, just WOW. everywhere you look, something is bursting open. no small thanks to the temperate climate […]

cherry pie sock

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i spent the last few days in seattle where, coincidentally enough, it is cherry blossom season and beautiful floral compositions grace every nook and cranny of the city and flower-petal snow showers fly through the air (sorry, new york). i also happen to be at sock camp this weekend, where we are kicking off the […]