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To Market To Market

by erin on January 22, 2016

Mary just returned from a trip to TNNA in San Diego, and she has a wonderful array of cute things she brought back!   This is a fantastic 100% cotton yarn, and I love the way it’s dyed:   And then there’s this wonderfully colorful bamboo/acrylic/nylon blend with a whopping 180 yards packed into each […]


I had a really exciting weekend last weekend, particularly last Friday night.     I got to go see Hozier at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh with these awesome fellow knitters.     We were so excited!  The weather was looking rather iffy, so I dressed in clothing and brought knitting that I wouldn’t […]



by erin on April 28, 2015

Um.  The semester is almost over.  I have a speech to give on Saturday, and a presentation due the Wednesday after that.  Also two exams.  I’m not even going to school full time.  My son’s birthday is coming up, and I’m trying to see if I can figure out how to make his cake look […]


Spring Break

by erin on April 1, 2014

We’re in the thick of Spring Break here at home, but I finished the mitered square blanket.   BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!  April Fools!  Shuh, this is me, the addlebrained knitter, you’re talking about.  I did wash and block the squares.  That was fun and rather satisfying.  It’s always enjoyable to block a knit.         […]

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Change Is Coming

by erin on April 30, 2013

Can I just start by telling you something that is not knitting-related and is also a little cringeworthy?   I have been…defiled…by birds three times in the past week.   Yep.  Really.     I know.  I’m all up in arms about it.  It’s not like I’m spending all day standing underneath large trees pretending […]

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Lovey Wrap Up

by erin on April 9, 2013

Do you remember, a few posts ago, about the mother who came in to the LYS with her son’s lovey, a cotton blanket, that was having a cascade failure of spectacular proportions?  Does this ring a bell?   I had a reunion with this little blanket a few days ago.  I had stabilized it somewhat, […]


Showin’ And Tellin’

by erin on April 2, 2013

  There are so many pictures in this blog post that I am really hoping none of you out there have dial-up.  Be prepared for quite the show-and-tell.   I paid my usual visit to my most favorite, hallowed, lovely place on earth (also known as the LYS) and got whacked fully in the face […]


Some Hits and Maybe A Miss

by erin on March 26, 2013

I am so OVER this weather!!!   Ahem.   Ok.  Sorry.  Just had to get that out there.  I figure I’m not the only one, right?  I like fall and winter, I really do.  It’s when this knitter in the South gets to shine.  The rest of the  year, especially during that soupy, steamy season […]



by erin on March 19, 2013

This past Saturday I was at Yarns Etc, hanging out and killing some time.  I had some alone time, and it was a treat to hang out with other grown ups, knitters, and yarn.  Triple win right there.  I was just about to cast on for something simple to knit on when a woman came […]


Tiny Violins

by erin on November 13, 2012

I was doing so well.  I had several things going on, looking promising.  I was so sure I was going to have not only a bearded Lumberjack hat photo shoot (I was going to wear my Doc Martens and rock out with my husband’s electric guitar, for Pete’s sakes), but also my son’s black mittens, […]


All Hallow’s Eve…Eve

by erin on October 30, 2012

I don’t know about your house, but over here we are approaching that marvelous crazy time known as Halloween.     I’m still putting together my son’s costume.  He’s going as an F-117 Nighthawk, which is good, because everyone is going as one of those this year.  They had loads of exactly. that. costume. at […]



by erin on October 13, 2012

We have so much going on this weekend around town!  You all know that there’s a Yarn Crawl going on in the area–with such beautiful weather, with a bit of a nip in the air, you know you need to lay in supplies for the fall and winter.   Also, there is a charming little […]

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by erin on September 25, 2012

I seem to be having the same song running through my head lately.  I hear it at various times throughout the day, especially the past couple of nights when the lows have been in the 40s. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens…. Being able to have a good reason to put a handknit on, […]

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Live and Learn

by erin on March 27, 2012

I’ve been knitting on Polka Dottie (pattern available at your favorite LYS in Chapel Hill and Raleigh!), that adorable dress pattern for Knit One Crochet Too yarns, and I got stuck.  Twice.  With the directions.  Man, it’s been a while since something in a pattern made me go, “uhhhhh, wha????” Maybe it’s prideful of me […]


Springtime and Colors and Fibers Galore!

by erin on March 13, 2012

Oh, this time of year is delightful, isn’t it?  It’s like I didn’t realize how starved I was for spring weather until it arrives.  The Bradford Pear trees are blooming, the forsythia is brilliantly yellow, and the daffodils are always a welcome sight.  Tomorrow I hear the high will be 80!!  I’m always glad for […]

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by erin on March 6, 2012

It’s been blustery, wet, wild, snowy, and sleety out lately.  Turbulent weather all over the country, really.  Spring looks like it’s shaping up to be a wild ride.  Who knows what else may happen in the next month, while spring and winter duke it out and winter finally takes the hint and moves on. I’ve […]

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She Blinded Me With Science

by erin on October 25, 2011

Please tell me you know that song!  Long live the 80s!! My house is smelly right now.  I’ve been conducting science experiments.  On yarn.  Veeeeery interesting, I must say. Let me start with a bit of back story.  I have a friend of mine who had given me a large amount of yarn, therefore he […]

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