Fiber Futures: Qiviut Yarn

Qiviut Yarn. Photo by Emily Benson What is Qiviut Yarn? It is a yarn made from rare Qiviut fibers. Supposedly the softest fibers in the world, Qiviut is a special wool that comes from musk oxen. It can be used to make yarns which happen to be softer and warmer than Cashmere and light as […]

Conductive Thread for the Crafty Techy

Knit Picks In Touch Gloves Pattern w. Touch Fingertips Literally, it’s a thread that conducts electricity! So iPhone 5 dropped today (if you pre-ordered and hit the option to pickup in-store that is…) and “Apple Fans are Jubilant”. Big Whoop! $800 for a phone is really incredible especially considering advanced technology these days (should be […]

OMG! Heart goes to Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Finger Pin Cushion from The Old Country Store Look what I found when I went to visit Lancaster, PA earlier this year! Well actually I didn’t find it. I totally missed it. My BF found it and got it for me as a surprise 🙂 🙂 🙂 Score! AWESOME FINGER PIN CUSHION! It’s a tiny […]

Shrek the Sheep

Meet Shrek, he is a Merino Sheep and one of New Zealand’s most beloved icons. He was found wandering the wilderness on his own so debilitated by his overgrown coat because his fleece hadn’t been sheared in 6 years! As the story goes, he escaped his flock in search of freedom or perhaps to satisfy […]

OMG! Heart goes to Sheep & Wool Festival

If the above gallery doesn’t work, see my Picasa Album for the full gallery. I made it out to The Sheep & Wool Family Festival up in Rhinebeck, NY and it was so fun! It’s a veritable yarn wonderland, so many lovely yarn producers were showing and there were many sales to be had. I […]

The Sheep & Wool Family Festival

Fall is officially here! Love it or hate it, summer is over :(. It also happens to be that time of year where… Holiday season is coming up! So it’s time to start planning your holiday gift knitting, sewing, or crochet too. Yep, can’t believe how time flies either… Anyway, more about that later! I […]

KnitMap! Find Your Local Yarn Shop

I recently discovered KnitMap!. Find your local yarn shop by simply typing in your Zip Code!! I tried it with my zip code and it is really comprehensive. It’s aim is to provide a searchable directory of local yarn shops neatly mapped out on Google Maps from all over the world. Just type in a […]

My Fave LYS: Lion Brand Yarn Studio

The elusive “local yarn shop”. If you’re an avid Knitter or Crocheter living in Manhattan then you’ll know a decent local yarn shop is a rare beast. Our frenetic city and its people have plenty of personality but not enough time for the personal. I find yarn shops here have trouble with balancing personal attention […]

Flying Fingers Yarn Shop

Flying Fingers Yarn Shop 15 Main Street, Tarrytown, New York 10591 (914) 631-4113 (877) 359-4648 Field trip! I recently discovered something called the Yarn Bus. Which led me to Flying Fingers Yarn Shop in Tarrytown, NY about 40 minutes from Grand Central Station. A magical little shop set in the picturesque little town known for […]

Yarn 365

YARN PORN! For those obsessed with all things knitting and crochet! And of course, YARN! Yarnaholics, Knitaholics, Crochetvolutionaries – I just discovered this wonderful blog all about yarn! Well pics of yarn that is. And lovely too. The nice details in the photos let you see they yarns’ fiber and texture up close! Great for […]