Japan Part 5: Knitting!

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Of course, I had to visit a yarn store while I was in Japan! I knit quite a bit on my flight to Japan, and on the way home, too. Though I have to admit, I didn’t spend a ton of knitting while I was in Japan…   I’d read about Keito, and it wasn’t too far from where we were staying in Tokyo. There aren’t too many yarn shops that sell just yarn, and this is the only one … Read More

Up, Down, All-Around!

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  I have so many exciting things to share today! First off, I just got a copy of this amazing book,¬†Up, Down, All-Around by Wendy Bernard. This wonderful book features beautiful full color photographs with at least one full page dedicated to each stitch pattern. The book also features directions for how to work the stitch patterns in the round, and for some patterns how to flip the pattern and work it in the other direction too! One of my … Read More

NC State Mill

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A while back I had a wonderful opportunity to visit the mill at NC State. I knew that NC State was known for having a great textiles program, but didn’t know the extent of the amazingness that was there! I went with Laurie Gonyea, the owner of Feel Good Yarn Company. Her amazing SilverSpun yarn is spun here at NC State! The cotton is all grown here in North Carolina too. Thanks so much to Laurie for letting me tag … Read More

Heelside Farms

Last week I went to Heelside Farms with Michelle, who organizes the Triangle Yarn Crawl, and who I now work with on the board for the Carolina FiberFest. I went to CFF for the first time in 2012, not long after we moved to North Carolina. I saw a poster for it at my LYS, and volunteered at the info booth for one day and I was hooked! In 2013 I helped with managing the website, and now I’m on … Read More