Category Archives: fiber arts

A Fiddling with Fiber Post: The Crochet Heard Around the World

Hi F&F, March 4th is a red-letter day for me.  I’m a history buff and I like to crochet; today those 2 interests merge.   On this day, in 2005, Martha Stewart was released from prison. She had served 5 months … Continue reading

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A Fiddling With Fiber Post: It’s a Sensational day for a Sundance Makeup bag

Hi F&F, I have a new project underway.  On my knitting needles is the Sundance Makeup Bag. The free pattern is from Classic Elite Yarns and it is available online. For my project, I will be using a modified version of that … Continue reading

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Eye Spy: A Crafty Cozy for Your Craft Beer

Hi F&F, Usually, my Eye Spy posts feature the curiosities I discover while urban hiking. Unfortunately, the recent arctic temperatures have suspended all unessential outdoor activities. I’ve replaced outdoor hiking with indoor internet surfing; and truthfully, internet surfing is all I’ll … Continue reading

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A Post-holiday Yarn Wrap up

Hi F&F, With all the holiday festivities going on, I failed to post the pictures of the completed knit and crochet projects I worked on for gift giving (thanks Jenny for the reminder). So below are a few photos of … Continue reading

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A Fiddling With Fiber Post: Knit, Purl and Prison Reform

Hi F&F, The late Elizabeth Zimmerman (EZ) is revered among knitters. I think of her as the Julia Child of knitting. Elizabeth Zimmerman did for knitting what Julia Child did for French cooking.  EZ modernized and demystified the art of … Continue reading

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Dig into Your Trash for High Fashion Holiday Style

Hi F&F, The holiday season is here and that can mean more social engagements requiring fancy duds.  Most of us will be digging into the back of the closet to pull out that little black dress.   It is a classic … Continue reading

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A Fiddling With Fiber Post: Have a Yawn and Yarn at This B&B

Hi F&F, Some people loath hotels. They claim it’s the coldness of the decor or they confess the phobia that there are cooties under the covers.  Both reasons may be valid, but I don’t have those issues. I love hotels. … Continue reading

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Crafting for Christmas: I’m Throwing in the Towel

Hi F&F, It’s been smooth sailing; working on the project Jambières avec une attitude.   I’ve completed one leg warmer and I am making progress on its mate. I’m not a tease so I won’t flash one leg. Once the mate … Continue reading

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I Don’t Need no Stinkin elfs

Hi F&F The California Cowl is completed.  It’s full steam ahead with the holiday gifts. Here are a few pictures of the finished cowl.  I put it on so you could see the drap and then I quickly took it off … Continue reading

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Making a List and Checking it Twice or Preparing for Christmas

Today it is a balmy 72 degrees and yesterday we reached 80 degrees. It’s not feeling very fall like around here but, I know it’s on the way. Last week we had a few cool days as a foreshadowing of … Continue reading

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