Share List About a week ago I spotted a sale at Craftsy that I could not resist. Fyberspates Scrumptious Chunky yarn, which normally retails at somewhere around $23 per skein, was 43% off. I couldn’t pass that up. I bought four in the Cherry color. This yarn is a luscious, butter soft silk/merino blend that […]

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Share List I signed a lease on a new apartment last weekend. It’s a pretty exciting development since it means I’ll be closer to work and friends, and won’t have to deal with a third floor walk up any more. The new apartment also happens to be within walking distance of Sifu Design Studio! Well, […]

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Share List When I was a kid back in the mid-80s, my neighbors had a garage sale. They put a bunch of random trinkets into paper bags, sealed them up, and sold them as mystery grab bags for $1 each. I couldn’t resist. I emptied my piggy bank and went back over and over to […]

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Share List I finally, FINALLY finished unraveling the Ralph Lauren sweater! I had band-aids on my fingers at the end since pulling the yarn was cutting into them so hard that they were on the verge of blisters and blood. That would have been no good. Anyway, if my ad hoc yarn measurement technique is […]

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Share List Since I was a bored kid tagging along with my parents to various antique shows at the county fairgrounds, I’ve collected vintage Dr. Pepper bottles. I think it started off as a way to keep me out of trouble at those shows since bottle sellers were ubiquitous and Dr. Pepper bottles were a […]

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Share List The purple-blue yarn I dyed on Friday night has finished drying, so I wound it into hanks this afternoon and took pictures. I named this one “Blueberry Cobbler”. I used roughly 400 yards of the merino/mohair blend I recycled from the Ralph Lauren sweater. It is lusciously soft. I need to make something […]

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Share List This is the Ralph Lauren sweater I found at the thrift store last weekend. There’s a sort of nerdy glee that comes with the willful destruction of an expensive designer sweater. 80% Merino Wool, 13% Mohair, and 7% Nylon. It’s not felted, but it is extremely fuzzy and soft. The uberfuzziness is making […]

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