A fiber Story She opened the shutters to let in the daylight and sighed heavily. Another day, another mysterious delivery. Her milk and bread for breakfast were sitting on top of the large paper-wrapped bale. At least this prison kept her fed, and gave her something to do each day. She gazed out the tiny […]
Getting cozy with your pet and your fiber is good for you!
I’m a ‘bag lady’. I have a work bag, a knitting bag, a crochet bag, an embroidery bag, a whole bunch of reusable grocery totes that occasionally become secondary project bags, a bag in my car with emergency supplies, a tool bag, and as I look around my crafting space I currently have a bag […]
Do you struggle with what to say when someone comments on your knitting or crocheting in public? This can help, and make you laugh.
Next I’d like you all to meet Jess. Jess has been helping me as a VA (virtual assistant) for a year now. She’s awesome because she understands me and my brand so well. If you are on my email list (and if you aren’t, you should sign up right now!) or if you’ve seen my […]
The Fairy Tale Knits Team I couldn’t do all I do without help. This week you’re going to meet the newest team member, Sarah. Sarah will be writing most of the blog posts you’ll find here. We’ve been friends for over a decade and I’m so happy to have her joinging! :waves enthusiastically: My name […]
I was fortunate to learn some important things early on when I picked knitting back up. I learned to knit from my grandmother (Maw) when I was 9. She helped me knit my baby brother a blanket (though I’m thinking she knit a lot of it) and started knitting something else that I never finished. I […]
We can all use tips and tricks to make knitting and crocheting more enjoyable so here’s some I’ve found. Safety Pin A safety pin attached inside each of your project bags can keep stitch marker handy whenever you need them. Weaving in Ends as you Knit or Crochet I’m an odd knitter and don’t mind […]
This is the most common question I get from customers. What is Rambouillet? Simply put it’s a breed of sheep. It’s a short hair breed and if a fine wool (same category as and actually related to merino). The fiber has more of a matte look than merino and it takes dye beautifully. It […]
If you always have to neaten your joins then this tutorial is for you. Joining in the Round I don’t know what happened to images from my orginial blog post. Instead of using images this time I decided to shoot a video for 6 ways to join in the round. I’d love to hear if […]