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Meet our new base...Brawn

Want to know more about how I choose a new base to sell in the shop?  I'm going to tell you all about the new base and my process for deciding. When I decide to add a new base to our offerings, it is quite a lengthy process.  Naturally, I had to test out different non-superwash bases to see which I like the best.  After I come up with a contender (or 3 or 4, as the the case can sometimes be) I have to dye it up.  Yup, I dye the options in a colorway that...(con't)

Another Kind of Yarn Fortress

After I wrote the other blog post, I started thinking about fiber, yarn, knitting, crocheting, spinning, and dyeing.  They are all things that I love, and things with which I surround myself.  Isn't this a sort of yarn fortress as well?  Does my yarn surround me and keep me safe?

Vogue Knitting Live NYC

I'm home from my first VKL NYC, and I'm struggling to figure out where to start.  This experience has been like no other for me.  The 10th Anniversary of this NYC event was my very first time attending, and it was my first time vending at such a huge fiber event....

Yarn Fortress

When my younger two boys have extra time in the morning before school, they often go into the spare room and play Hero Factory guys on the pull out couch.  Last week, they started doing something new.  I went down to the family room and found they chose a new place...

Random Thoughts...

Things have been a bit all over the place around here... So in the spirit of chaos that is my life right now, here are some random thoughts. Seeing your own ad on Ravelry for the first time is surprising and wild!  I was adding my new project to Rav...

Trunk Show!

Over the weekend, Jilly & Kiddles had it's first trunk show.  What an fun experience! I've been preparing for this for weeks, dyeing lots of extra yarn and deciding how I'd like my popup shop to look.  There was a lot to do, but I think it went really well....

(Yarn)Bombs Away!

Well, the word around here is college.  Yup, my first child is about to fly the coup.  You know, in about 9 months or so... Last week my daughter, my husband, and I went on a little trip to check out a couple of schools.  We zipped off to NYC for...

Back to It

Guys, I don't know if you've ever done anything like this before, but let me tell you, it's an emotional rollercoaster.  Can I tell you something?  Right after I opened the website and I'd posted about it on Instagram, I was overwhelmed with emotion.  It reminded me of the first time...

Photoshoot of the Century

The photoshoot during which I learned how to capture yarn.  ...So I googled it.  I researched.  I read articles.  You name it.  My shots were getting better, but not quite what I wanted yet.  Naturally, I thought maybe if I had a really great camera, if would make a difference. ...

Focus on the Good

Let's discuss the good things in life--the things that take away some of our stress and make everything seem so much more manageable.  Is there knitting?  What do you think?!