Blanket's finished, purse sadly not

I finished the blanket yesterday–my first crocheted project!  As you can see, it doesn’t lie quite as flat as it should; I had difficulty figuring out how many stitches to pick up along the edges, so it’s….oddly shaped, I guess.  Hopefully washing it will even it out a little, but if not, I’m not too […]

Well, phooey.

I ran out of Plymouth Encore 1014 last night right in the middle of a yellow/orange section.  The nearest yarn store to me is too frou-frou to carry Plymouth, and I won’t have time to get to an LYS further away until Saturday.  The only L.A. store that I even suspect carries Plymouth is Unwind.  I see […]

It's a zen thing

I know it comes as no surprise to anyone that knitting and crocheting are incredibly soothing activities.  As the yarn slips through your fingers, so does the stress of the moment, hour, or day.  Your mind becomes clearer, more focussed, less cluttered.  It can be difficult to make the world go away, and to do so in a […]