There is something about the Written Word that just makes my heart sing. I love books, magazines, printed patterns. Sorry trees! If you’ve been following me on my podcast “No Rest for the KNOTTY” on Youtube, you will know that I’ve been a little bad about impulse shopping lately. It’s been a yarn party in … More Traditions


I have challenged myself to the Year of the Garment, and dare I say I feel it’s going well. My Halloween Stripey Boxy sweater is finally complete. And the power of wool never ceases to amaze me. The stretch and drape I got after blocking brings tears to my eyes. I hope I can yield … More Broody

The Sweater Game

Well, I have decided to jump on the Instagram trend with the #2018YearOfTheSweater. Slowly but surely, I’m planning to start and complete no less than 4 sweaters in 2018. I’m not in school for the longest time in forever, so why the hell not.  Technically, it will be 5 sweaters, not counting the Worsted Boxy … More The Sweater Game


My birthday came and went in a blur this year. Between me and Mr Nick, we had a total of seven Christmases to attend.  Yes, seven. Blissfully I am not at a point in my life, by age and marital status, where I am responcible for cooking anything, but it was a small comfort. I’m … More 27

Fade Away

Four years ago I graduated with my BS is Child and Family Development. Oh what dreams I had then. I had already scored my first Career gig at the domestic violence shelter, and all that was left to do was move out of mom and dads and start being a real Grown Up. My, how … More Fade Away


This is a step by step kind of post today, so hang tight. Several months ago my friend Carolyn of the Chain 344 podcast was kind enough to sell me some beautiful Icelandic fleece she got this year. What was originally just a 1lb request turned into 1lb each of three different fleeces  And they … More Origins


I think I’ve set myself up for failure. I’m all set to test knit a shawl for Knotty Gnome, and I’m so excited!! It’s a beautiful half pi shawl with a lace border. That’s all I can show you for now! I have permission to share my progress as I go along. Now I need … More Chewable


So, my dearest cousin Brittany came to town woth her adoreable baby Q this past weekend  And I finally taught her how to knit. She’s been trying for a long time, but we finally got it done!! It was good to go out and see my uncles and hang out with all this wisdom. I … More Familia