Hello from the fiber side...

If you haven’t heard, this past weekend was the 5th Annual L.A. County Yarn Crawl. With over two dozen stores participating this year, it was a veritable yarn-topia for the fiberati (hurrah for made-up words)!

April 22, 2016 by Christian DeSario

A Fine (Fiber) Romance

Since Valentine’s Day is almost upon us—I’ve been thinking about the last time I fell in love. It was about two days ago…and probably a couple days before that…and a few days before that.

Now before you think me a cad, hear me out.

February 12, 2016 by Christian DeSario

"This isn't the cure for cholera."

“This isn’t the cure for cholera.”

That’s what I often joke to friends, students and customers when they are frustrated learning a new technique or stymied by the project that they’re working on at the moment. Maybe their crocheted blanket looks more like a granny trapezoid than a granny square. Maybe the magic loop method is seeming more mystifying than magical. In any case, I often remind, “This isn’t the cure for cholera.”

January 13, 2016 by Christian DeSario

Happy Ewe Year '16!

Fiber Feats Jar idea by Creative EweNew Year’s Day is always a wonderful time for reflection and setting goals.

As I look back on 2015, I see many changes some big, some small. Some happy, some bittersweet. Something else I noticed as I reflect back—geez, I have not blogged in a while!

January 05, 2016 by Christian DeSario

A spicy drink for Thanksgiving!

For this month's signature drink, we spiced things up a bit with a version of the classic Gold Rush, the Ginger Gold rush.

This is a fantastic drink for a cold autumn evening and a cozy knitting project!

November 17, 2015 by Christian DeSario

My Favorite Wooly People - Part I

I already introduced you to many of my favorite fiber tools and fibers during the My Favorite Wooly Things event. (If you missed My Favorite Wooly Things—read through my past blog postings for a recap.)

Now I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite wooly people!

October 14, 2015 by Christian DeSario

A delicious drink with a funny name...

I love Halloween. A lot. So I wanted to share a Halloween-y sounding drink for October's Happy Hour signature drink.
October 04, 2015 by Christian DeSario

My Favorite Wooly Things - Day Nine

You’ll get the point with today’s Favorite Wooly Thing—Hiya Hiya needles!

In a word, I think Hiya Hiya needles are Grrrrrrrrr-eat. What else can I say about these needles without sounding more like Tony the Tiger?

September 29, 2015 by Christian DeSario

My Favorite Wooly Things - Day Eight

If you’ve ever heard me talk about gauge swatches, then you know that I’m a little persnickety about them. (By the way, persnickety is a fun word to say!)

And by persnickety, I mean, you should be making gauge swatches whenever the item you are knitting or crocheting is fitted (blankets, scarves, and amigurumi are exempt). But I digest…

September 28, 2015 by Christian DeSario