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Close encounter with inspiration and gluten free baked goods

  I dropped in to Maker’s Mercantile in Kent, Washington, to enjoy their anniversary celebration on Saturday February 28. I arrived early and was amazed to see a long lineup of customers waiting to get in the door! I know this is a special store…

BK Collective 2015 patterns with Jorstad Creek Yarns

</ The new Cedarbury cowl was rolled out to knitters at a recent event at Maker’s Mercantile in Kent, Washington, along with the new Traveler’s Creek Toe-up Sock, each in tweed. The cowl is knit in Jorstad Creek’s Tweed DK, and the sock is…

Charity Knitting Deepens the Knitting Experience

  This year was the first for Jorstad Creek to take on a charity knitting project. We collaborated with the local Zonta International chapter to provide free hat kits to knitters or crocheters who stopped by our side-by-side booths during the August Harbor Days…

Jorstad Creek at Fiber Fusion NW Oct 18-19

I’m on the road again to Fiber Fusion Northwest this weekend, taking Jorstad Creek yarns to Monroe, Washington and the Evergreen State Fairgrounds for this fiber-and-yarn oriented show. Take a look at their website at this link:  http://www.fiberfusion.net/ Every year this event gets bigger.  This…

Finding the Best Yarn Companions

Originally posted on KnitKnot Adventures:
It is fall in the Pacific Northwest and my urge to knit is strong. Even stronger than the urge to buy school supplies! (Every September I want to buy pens and paper. How can that still be true, after all…

Dancing Waters Coated Sheep

Remember these?

Remember hot water bottles? My first winter in my little 1938 cottage with baseboard heating, my hot water bottle was my best friend. In the evenings I knit warm sweaters on my lap. Just prior to going to bed I would pre-warm the sheets…

Fall knitting is nearly here.

I am looking ahead toward the winter, not because I want cold weather, but because I am thinking about knitting projects.  Like so many knitters I embrace the fall because it brings with it possibility, choices, design, and all the potential pleasant hours quietly…

Summer 2014 – Not So Lazy Days

Hi friends. It has been a great summer with opportunities to travel locally to Stitch and Pitch events at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, and Safeco Field in Seattle. I took my two teens with me to watch the Mariners play the Baltimore Orioles one…

Chanel Sheep and other woolie tales

Hello again fellow wool lovers, This is the first day of spring according to the calendar, but in wool country sheep shearing has been happening since January!  Many of my shepherd friends wait until April, but the Icelandics will felt right on the sheep…

I Found My Red MoJo

Red MoJo is back.  I know most of you didn’t know I lost it, but indeed, I was struggling to reconnect with RM for some time.  As a dyer, not having a great red in your repertoire can really psych you out.  I tried…

Beaded cuff kits at Knit Fit

Hello Blog Readers!  Since my last blog post I had the opportunity to attend the Fiber Fusion Northwest event in Monroe, Washington.  With me were my designer friends from the BK Collective, there to help out with the booth sales and to show off…

Great Steppe Fiber Project

A scoping project to establish a fiber company in Mongolia based on the principles of Fair Trade

Jorstad Creek

A yarn and fiber company.

whit::knits

(and crochets, and stitches, and is otherwise generally crafty)

The Sweaty Knitter, Weaver and Devotee of Other Fiber Arts

Interweaving life with fiber arts! (Photograph by Carly Moskat.)

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