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The Thrifty Knitter

devoted to rationalizing my shameful yarn habit

Last Build Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2018 18:58:53 +0000


Project a Week! Well, sorta.

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 06:04:00 +0000

My plan was to finish/produce one new project a week, but it turns out maintaining my focus is easier said than done. Instead of finishing each project in turn, as I meant, I bounced around and did little tidbits of various odds and ends. Le sigh. Still, progress! Project #1: Use the indigo vats.  I dyed …

Fiber School inspiration!

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 19:28:28 +0000

I’m always so giddy and inspired after Fiber School that I can’t wait to get started on an exciting new project. Usually I spin around in circles for a few weeks and get nothing done and lose all my good good motivation. So this time, I decided to make a list of all the projects …


Wed, 11 Jan 2017 19:36:38 +0000

Due to concerns about ice this weekend. Winter Woolfest has been moved to Saturday, January 28. I’m a bit excited to get a couple extra weeks to dye, card, and obsess over my new booth (the Columbian nixed tents this year, so I finally invested in some fancy panels). Please join us in Wamego at …

Tour de fleece 2016, so far

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 22:09:46 +0000

My Tour de Fleece goals this year were modest: 1) a fractal spinning project; 2) complete an unfinished spinning project. Given the volume I still have left of my chosen  YIP, I’m not overly optimistic about my chances, but I’m still going to give it a shot. I’m visiting my folks, so without any competing …

Knitting again!

Sat, 12 Dec 2015 18:00:25 +0000

I’m knitting again! Huzzah! Hats are what I should probably be knitting, but since it’s been such a crazy mild winter (with the exception of a smallish ice storm after Thanksgiving that kept knocking out the power for a couple days)–I’m talking December days in the 60s!–it’s been hard to get to excited about hats. …

5-minute baby overalls clothespin bag

Fri, 22 May 2015 06:23:09 +0000

Ahhh! Fiber School is over, everything’s back in order, and the buildout of Ron’s new tattoo shop is wrapping up. Now if the rain would just lay off for more than a day at a time and let my basement dry out, I could relax. I haven’t knit in forever and despite my rigorous culling, …

Tick tick tick tick tick tick tick….

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 04:49:47 +0000

Wait, that sounds like a bomb. I was going for timer. (But, you know, not the timer on a bomb. The regular kind.) Last night, Charlene was in the basement weighing wool in front of the TV, which means Fiber School preparations are officially underway! September is when I abandon the grand and never-realized plans …

Daisy Cloche KAL starts today!

Mon, 04 Aug 2014 09:07:11 +0000

Well, for me, tomorrow (spiritually tomorrow, as I’ve not yet gone to bed, but technically today). It’s 3am & I’m just getting to this. My productivity actually got the better of me (yay!) and kept me busy for much of today, although Sunday is supposed to be Fun Day, dedicated to goofing off. But when …

Here I go!

Sat, 02 Aug 2014 21:51:43 +0000

While my vacation didn’t seem overly relaxing at the time, I think it did its job, because I’ve recently gotten a nice surge of  motivation and thrift. August is going to be about TCB and self-denial, which, I have to admit, are actually two of my favorite things. I’m starting a new 40 BAGS, and …

Tour de Fleece, Days 7 – 9; and vacation!

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:00:51 +0000

Before leaving for vacation, I managed to ply the last exhausted singles (2 x 4oz of Laura’s Pygoras Shetland) from my failed 2012 Tour de Fleece. My modest goal this year was simply to finish what I started back in 2012. What will it be? Who knows. The important thing is that it’s out of …