Saturday, March 14, 2009


While you still have the chance, for the love of god, please go down to Wolf & Pack in Amsterdam and see this art show. It will only take you a few minutes, and it is really beautiful. The shop is just up the street from the American Book Center on the Spui. (232 Spui Straat, Amsterdam)

The artist, 'Lil Shy, is a street artist and illustrator who has ventured onto the fiber side of art. Her new work takes the art of lettering, and borrows the softness of the fiber arts by using stitched felt as her materials. The result is beautiful, strong and feminine.

Just go.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Katie's Cozy Craft Corner

Come and mingle with Amsterdam Craft enthousiasts of all persuasions!!! Come on out to the March edition of Katie's Cozy Craft Corner.

Fun will be had by all.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Step Right Up...

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you today, my very own handspun yarn. Take a look:

These two are handspun from white merino, and dyed with Kool Aid.

These two are handspun using two colors of wool alternately. It was good practice for joining, but turned out way knotty. The pink and white one might have enough yarn for some chunky baby legwarmers, so maybe I'll see about whipping some of those out while I'm sleeping tonight...

I am officially hooked on spinning. I can't believe this has happened to me. Here I was, happily existing with my 7 unfinished knitting projects, 5 or so designs-in-progress, 2 businesses, and a long to-do list, and a new obsession comes into my life. Unbelievable. I still have a long way to go, but I am learning a lot and having a lot of fun doing it.

This yarn was just an overdye of a horrible first go with madder and alum (I think alum anyway). It was a terribly somber brownish salmon color. Now it is this lovely orange-red. It's Knit Picks lace weight.