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Bright, Shiny, and New

by erin on September 23, 2015

Yarns Etc has moved officially!  The sheep now reign supreme over a lovely new location!     Mary’s little lambs totally approve of the new digs.       The new place looks wonderful, warm and inviting with lots of natural light for the lovely yarns to bask in!         This place […]


I am on a garter stitch bender.  I don’t even want to stop.     I love this crazy project.     It feels like I’m knitting some sort of IKEA bookshelf, what with all the turning and picking up stitches, turning corners, and the I-cord borders   It makes no sense looking at it […]


Weird Knitting Mojo Returns

by erin on September 23, 2014

Baby blanket completed, my knitterly duty attended to, I had the pleasure of making a yarn selection and casting on for a new project.  I love fingering weight yarn.  I don’t know what it is, and I certainly wouldn’t want to make a whole sweater out of it, but making a shawl or a cowl […]


Coffee and New Yarn Don’t Mix

by erin on July 8, 2014

  New stuff is rolling in off of the yarn truck.  Lovely stuff to knit up in time for fall and winter–take a peek:     This is Plymouth Essex, a super bulky 100% wool clocking in at a solid 98 yards a skein.  I’m particularly fond of the pinkish-red and sky blue-green colorways.  I […]


It’s a Whopper

by erin on October 22, 2013

I finished my cowl.     I know.  I’m amazed, too.   I’m used to falling in love with these largish knitting projects (Hello Blue Blankie?) and having them languish for months like that time I had mono in college.  But this?  This fantastic floppy tube of awesome?  D-d-d-done!  Shazam.     This is Honey […]


A Chicken, Kittens, and Mittens

by erin on September 24, 2013

There are times in my life where I’m convinced that Groucho Marx is running things here on Earth from his place in the heavens.  I can usually “find the funny” in almost every situation, and then there are times where I am stunned by the ridiculously random way things fall into my lap…   or […]


An Autumnal Palette to Enjoy

by erin on September 3, 2013

I love this time of year.  It’s still hot as fire out, muggy as the devil’s armpit (ew), but there are approximately 7 leaves out there starting to turn, and every now and then there’s a cold note in the wind (maybe it’s my heat exhaustion starting to kick in), and then there’s this:   […]

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It Is On Like Donkey Kong

by erin on November 27, 2012

Did you all have a nice Thanksgiving?   We sure did.  My son wanted to help in the kitchen, which was very cute and hilarious, since the chopped onions nearby were really bothering him.  He came up with a solution.   Those are my husband’s chemistry lab goggles.  He dug them out of wherever they […]


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 16, 2012

  We had a pretty laid back weekend this past weekend.  Since the weather was so gorgeous, we spent loads of time outside, and I spent a fair bit of time working on my newest obsession:  Plymouth Yarn Kudos Sweater 1605.  Isn’t the name so descriptive?   I’ve been knitting away, and my yarn is […]

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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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Some Knits, Some News, And A Story

by erin on September 18, 2012

Well, I jumped the gun last week.  But now, now NOW (!)  the website is up and running.  I think they got Gandalf in there for a day or two to finish up the work (and it is a B-E-A-Utiful site, dontcha think?).  I now put on my fancy clothes when I sit down to […]



by erin on October 14, 2008

What an exciting time to work with such wonderful fibers! As the chill just begins to settle into the air my excitement for knitting is refreshed and renewed! I’m knitting a dozen things right now, mostly things that require a bit of thought or planning, so what have I done… STARTED A NEW PROJECT! something […]