Author Archives: Andrea @ This Knitted Life

  • Tributary Yarns, Part 3

    In case you missed it, prior reading: Tributary Yarns Part 1 and Tributary Yarns Part 2. I’m taking lots of deep breaths over here! I am so close to launching the first shop update for Tributary Yarns. On the precipice. Giddy with anticipation of finding out if this grand idea of mine will land squarely on Success or …

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  • Sweater Number Three

    I’ve become that mom. The kind that stuffs her kid in a bunch of oddball, hand knit sweaters. Because he tolerates them and seems genuinely excited about the end product. He even picks them out from his closet. All. By. Himself. In fact, he even declared that he likes wearing my sweaters because it makes him think …

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  • Covering All the Bases

    In a matter of less than three months, a major miracle has occurred in my life. I have gone from NO STASH (seriously, I had maybe five skeins of yarn hanging around) to an entire room loaded with gorgeous yarn. HUGE STASH. It’s like the universe is finally telling me everything is going to be …

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  • Tributary Yarns, Part 2

    When I decided to launch my new indie yarn label, Tributary Yarns, I knew the pursuit HAD to be rooted in sustainable, ethically sourced fiber, to the greatest degree possible. It’s just who I am. As imperfect as my practice of sustainability may be, it’s fundamental to who I am as a person. The desire to …

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  • Everything I Was Going to Do Last Weekend

    We have henceforth established that I have a list for nearly everything. Bucket lists for knitting projects. Bucket lists for my entire life. You name it. So of course I have a to-do list for every weekend. I had such high hopes for last weekend. Apparently I am either overly-ambitious or delusional. Dye 40 skeins …

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  • Tributary Yarns, Part 1

    BIG ANNOUNCEMENT, KNITTERS! If you’ve been bopping over to this space for the past couple of weeks, you may have noticed something different with my header: Tributary Yarns. Just six months ago, I never would have guessed that I would be launching this new indie yarn label–Tributary Yarns–right here, right now. Yet here I stand …

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  • My Story, Part 3

    I am a place-based person. Always have been. Where I live isn’t just grounding, but it serves to define, in part, who I am as a person. I have picked my home consciously, many years ago now, despite the plethora of inconveniences that stem from living in such an isolated corner of the planet. I …

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  • On the Virtues of Knitting Scrappy Socks

    The thing I love about knitting is you can take an otherwise worthless pile of scraps and turn them into something valuable. Like socks. (I figure if people can make “fade” sweaters, fade socks can be a thing too.) The other thing I like about knitting is the acceptability of its inherent imperfection. Utterly flawed …

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  • Shifting Dunes Shawl Release

    The one thing about living near the beach when you have a five year old and a puppy is that your car contains, at any one moment in time, enough sand to build a sand castle of immense size right there in the actual car. No matter how many times you vacuum it out. It’s …

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  • 2018 Bucket List of Must Knits

    A new year means a new knitting bucket list. I have been craving some basic pullovers in my wardrobe and aspire to knit a lot (four-ish?) sweaters and tees this year. They suit my new climate. Aside from my prolific sweater ambitions (my current favorites constituting my bucket list are below), I always have a shawl …

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