First off, THANK YOU FOR WANTING TO MAKE SOMETHING! Seriously, we know how truly bizarre it is that we are sewing face masks for health care workers. And it's really made us question everything we thought we knew about living in the good old US of A. But here we are. There is so much information out there about the style and type of mask that various health care providers may use. We designed a one piece mask that a filter could be inserted into and that is an accessible pattern for confident beginners/intermediate stitchers. This mask is perfect for...
This is the seed stitch cowl I whipped up using Cascade's Magnum on size 19 circular needles. All while watching the NFC final game. I'm a huge sports fan and I'm from the Midwest so my love for football (NFL and the Big Ten), March Madness, and the Cubs is bottomless.I love to knit while watching a game, it keeps my hands busy and curbs the "rich" language I've been known to spout at the television set. I've already lined up my Superbowl Sunday knitting project - the Spun Monkey's monkey mitts!
This used to be a blog post about the 449 pounds of yarn that was delivered to our house. But for some reason the post disappeared. Like it's gone. Sometimes the internet slays me.
Anyway, 1,700 skeins of yarn weighs a lot. 1,700 skeins of yarn in awkwardly large boxes are a pain to walk up three flights of stairs. And we have to carry those very same boxes down the stairs. Along with boxes from Farmhouse Yarns, Cloud 9 Fabrics, Robert Kaufman, Rowan, and so much more.
After years working as a costume designer and crafting all by my lonesome, I started wondering if there was a way to do what I loved (sewing, crafting, fashioning stuff out of vintage finds, etc.) all the time and not do it alone. I read about San Francisco’s Stitch Lounge and while I never got to go there, I was really sad when they closed their doors. I was envious of all the people who had a place to go make something while getting to hang out with other people itching to make something, too.
Years later I noticed that stitch lounges were popping up all over the country. And in Canada. But there wasn’t one in my neck of the woods.