2017 Knit Dizzney T-shirts!

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  Here’s the scoop on the official 2017Knit Dizzney T-shirts* They will be available for pre-order starting July 24, 2017.  Scroll to end of post for order form. Deadline for pre-orders is August 10th, 2017.  This will allow time to print … Continued

I made a promise…

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…and when I promise something I never ever break that promise.  Ever.   Our theme character had an identity crisis for 18 years, then at last she saw the light…  Our character theme for Knit Dizzney is none other than… … Continued

Knit Dizzney 2017

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Sunday, September 10, 2017 Come spend the day at the Disneyland Resort and play in the park with Dizzy Blonde Studios!  You can purchase tickets online, or purchase them at the park.  The official Knit Dizzney meet-up will be at the Hearthstone … Continued


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Whew!  This week has certainly been a whirlwind!  But it’s finally time to unveil the official 2016 Knit Dizzney yarn colorway, and we hope you’ll be please!  We love it!     The official Knit Dizzney 2016yarn, “By Hook or By Crook” will … Continued

Booty Call!

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These exclusive project bags are hand-made by Silvia Mendoza of Not Knots.  They are approximately 9.5 inches tall with a generous rectangular base; ample room for most knitting and crochet projects.   They are fully lined with light-colored coordinating fabric. … Continued

Hook Dizzney T-shirts!

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  Here’s the scoop on the official 2016 Knit Dizzney T-shirts* They will be available for pre-order starting July 10, 2016.  This year’s t-shirts forms are here. Deadline for pre-orders is August 5th, 2016.  This will allow time to print the … Continued

Knit Dizzney 2016

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Sunday, September 11, 2016 Come spend the day at the Disneyland Resort and play in the park with Dizzy Blonde Studios!  You can purchase tickets online, or purchase them at the park.  The official Knit Dizzney meet-up will be at the Hearthstone … Continued

A Dizzy Blonde Studios Trunk Show!

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We’ll be at Yarning for You this Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 10am to 1pm! We’ll have all your favorites there:  Dizzy Blonde Superwash Sock, Dirty Blonde Superwash DK, Lambie Toes, and by popular demand, a limited quantity of “You Can … Continued

Yarn Club Updates

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Just popping in really quickly to let you all know that the yarn clubs in which Dizzy Blonde Studios participates are open for membership.   First, the Mean Girls Yarn Club is going on it’s 7th and final year.  It’s … Continued

T minus 8 days…

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I am SO ready for Knit Dizzney!  Are you? Here are some last minute details: Both parks open at 8:00 am.  I will be at the compass area (centered between the entrance gates to Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure at … Continued

Second Star to the Right…

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Second Star To The Right   We will be having a raffle as a fundraiser for Love on a Leash Rescue, Inc.  There will be 4 prizes (pictured below, click to embiggen).  You must be present to win.  Here’s how … Continued

Getting Ruffed Up

Pup Ruff Prize Package for Knit Dizzney 2015   Knitted Version – Download Now   Crochet Version – Download now Additional Free Patterns: Knit: Bow Headband Whitney Headband Little Bow Headband Spring Baby Headband Bandana for Pups Secret Agent Collar … Continued

Tink Dizzney 2015 Swag Order Form!

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 You can pre-order all 3 items on this year’s form.  (Let’s hope I haven’t made things too complicated)  And I forgot to mention that I’ll be doing the initial invoicing around August 15th. Oh!  I forgot to mention if you … Continued

Don’t forget

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The pre-order form will be available tomorrow for all 3 Tink Dizzney 2015 exclusives!  See you then!

Tink Dizzney T-shirts!

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      Here’s the scoop on the official 2015 Knit Dizzney T-shirts* They will be available for pre-order starting July 15, 2015.  This year, t-shirts, yarn & project bags will be on the same form. Deadline for pre-orders is … Continued

Che Bella!

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Once again Dizzy Blonde Studios has the distinct honor of being the official dyer for the Camp CogKNITive summer retreat.  “Bella Tramonto” is a custom-dyed colorway exclusive to Camp CogKNITive and Dr. Gemma’s CogKNITive Podcast.  (And if you aren’t already, I … Continued

Once Upon a Tink

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 It’s in the bag!     These adorable bags are completely hand-made by Silvia Mendoza of Not Knots.  They’re approximately 10″ tall, with a rectangular base, and fully lined with light-colored coordinating fabric.  These are grab-and-go bags, lightweight and crushable. … Continued

Think Happy Thoughts!

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Finally, it’s time to reveal this year’s Knit Dizzney theme:   “You Can Tink My Bell!” We’ve finalized the official 2015 Knit Dizzney yarn colorway, and we think you’ll be please!  (at least we hope you will…we love it!)   … Continued

Knit Dizzney 2015

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Sunday, September 13, 2015 Come spend the day at the Disneyland Resort with Dizzy Blonde Studios and The Knotty Girls!  You can purchase tickets online, or purchase them at the park.  The official Knit Dizzney meet-up will be at the Hearthstone Lounge in Disney’s … Continued

#KnitDizzney Almost Here!

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Knit Dizzney is less than 48 hours away, and we cannot wait!  Just wanted to share some last-minute info to help make the day the best it can be.  They are projecting temps in the upper 80s, so please plan … Continued

Yarn & Bag Preorder form

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This form is for Knit Dizzney participants only.  If you’re unable to attend Knit Dizzney, but still want to order the yarn, you can do so through the shop.  Here’s the link.   $23 per skein plus tax Deadline for all Yarn … Continued


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We’ve saved the best for last! These adorable bags are completely hand-made by Joan Nevin.  They’re approximately 10″ tall, with a rectangular base, fully interfaced and lined with light-colored coordinating fabric.  One of my favorite features is the band of … Continued

Aloha, Knit Dizzney!

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Finally, it’s time to reveal this year’s Knit Dizzney theme: Stitch Dizzney! We’ve finalized the official 2014 Knit Dizzney yarn colorway, and we think you’ll be please!  (at least we hope you will…we love it!) The official Knit Dizzney 2014 … Continued

Knit Dizzney 2014 T-shirts!

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Here’s the scoop on the official 2014 Knit Dizzney T-shirts* They will be available for pre-order starting July 21, 2014.  I will provide a pre-order form in a separate post. Deadline for pre-orders is August 4th, 2014.  This will allow … Continued

Life’s a Beach

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Dizzy Blonde Studios has the distinct honor of being the official dyer for 2014’s Camp CogKNITive summer retreat.  “Just Beachy” is a custom-dyed colorway exclusive to Camp CogKNITive and Dr. Gemma’s CogKNITive Podcast.  (And if you aren’t already, I highly … Continued

Knit Dizzney 2014

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Sunday, September 7, 2014 Come spend the day at the Disneyland Resort with Dizzy Blonde Studios and The Knotty Girls!  You can purchase tickets online, or purchase them at the park.  The official Knit Dizzney meet-up will be at the … Continued

More on Knit Dizzney

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T-shirt and yarn pre-orders are closed, however, if you still wish to get in on the exclusive Knit Dizzney 2013 colorway it is still available in the Dizzy Blonde Studios Etsy shop.  At this point, however, there are no guarantees … Continued

Deadlines Looming!

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Just a quick reminder that today is the last day to preorder your official Knit Dizzney 2013 T-shirt! Additionally, today is the last day to pre-order Dizzy’s Beauty for delivery at Knit Dizzney.  However, I will continue to keep it … Continued

Dizzy’s Beauty Yarn

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The official Knit Dizzney 2013 yarn, “Dizzy’s Beauty” is now available for purchase or pre-order!  It’s 4 ounces, 560 yards of Dizzy Blonde Studios Superwash Sock Light Fingering base done in glorious variegation:  black, deep wine, bright raspberry, cotton candy … Continued


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So, here’s the scoop on the official Knit Dizzney T-shirts They are now available for pre-order. Deadline for pre-orders is August 16th, 2013.  This will allow time to print the shirts and to ship them out so they can be … Continued

Knit Dizzney 2013

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Sunday, September 8, 2013 Come spend the day at the Disneyland Resort with Dizzy Blonde Studios and The Knotty Girls!  You can purchase tickets online, or purchase them at the park.  Both parks open at 9:00 am. The official Knit … Continued


posted in: Miscellaneous | 2

No sooner did I post the news did we get an update.  Looks like a Stitches event won’t be happening in September, in deference to the Vogue Knitting Live! event scheduled and already booked for that month.  I’m disappointed, but … Continued

Please, oh please!!!

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Southern California can be an ideal place to live for several reasons:  temperate weather, beaches, mountains, top-notch entertainment wherever you go, and a rich history.  However, if you’re a fiber artist, you will soon realize that there is one thing … Continued

Can’t Stop The Cuteness

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I am slowly but surely drafting up the patterns that I am obsessively knitting.  Someone needs to invent something that writes down your steps and charts your stitch patterns as you knit them.  Can someone get on that asap please?  … Continued

Hard Pressed

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…as in seriously hard-pressed to find my writing mojo.  Between Ravely, Facebook, Plurk & Twitter, I’m all worded out.  The social media thing seems to be the in thing and phasing out the blog thing.  But sometimes there’s news of … Continued

T-minus 22 and counting

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Just popped in quick-like to remind everyone that the sign-ups for the next episode in the Mean Girls’ saga are tomorrow morning at 9:30AM PDT at The Mean Girls Yarn Club blog. Don’t know what the Mean Girls Yarn Club … Continued

Update update

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Hi!  I know it’s been a while since I last updated the blog (a WHOLE WEEK!!!! snerk) but it HAS been entirely too long since I updated the etsy store.  Well, not any more! There will be a micro-mini updated … Continued

Dye-by Posting

Bad blogger, no doughnut! I swear, wasn’t it just last week that I last posted? No? Damn. It’s pretty bad when the April Fool’s joke is the fact that I’m actually blogging, now isn’t it? Well, today’s is gonna be … Continued

Something Afoot

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Tenderfoot is finally ready for her publishing debut!  The final road was long and hard…ahem…there were rewrites and recharting in spades (btw, do you know how hard it is to get “clever engineering” from inside your head, down onto a … Continued


posted in: Design, Shout Out | 4

…of epic proportion.  Yup, I got broadsided by an impromptu and inexcusably long hiatus.  And usually, when a blogger has been absent for as long as I have, they have the good manners to have gone through, done some house-keeping … Continued

Armadillidium vulgare

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aka the common pillbug.  I’m sure you’re familiar.  Recently I found that I resemble the behavior of this fascinating little creature in as much as when I feel threatened I curl up onto myself, presenting an armor-plated exterior to the … Continued

Fly By Posting

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Ugh, I have SO neglected this blog! And because of it, I have so much to catch up on posting. I could cite the usual busy-busy excuse…but who isn’t busy these days? So, I guess I have to come clean … Continued

Happy! Happy! Joy! Joy!

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Tomorrow, August 8, 2009, marks the 1 year anniversary of the opening of Dizzy Blonde Studios!  It’s hard to believe it came around so fast!  So how do you think I plan to celebrate?  Well…besides having champagne, that is.  Give … Continued

Alle, alle auch sind frei!

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aka, “Where the Hell Has La Been, Anyway?!?” The answer is here, buried under a pile of “to-do” lists and “sooper seekrit shit” lists, so basically, I have a lot to talk about, it’s either that I can’t, or I … Continued

She Inspired a Generation

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As kids there were always the three of us:  Teri, Jane and me.  And when we’d get together, you could always find us “reenacting” our favorite TV show.  Jane, with her glorious long brown hair was always Kelly, that was … Continued

Daffy is my Muse

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Ever since February, when everyone on Ravelry sent me this particular valentine… …I have been inspired by it so much, it moved me to design this: The world’s first-ever Ass Quack Complete with Curly Dual-Tail of Doom Pattern and specs … Continued


posted in: Dyeing, Yarn | 6

Many of you have expressed your desire for semi-solid colorways in a heavier weight, and I am nothing if not accomodating.  My DK yarn is a 100% superwash merino and kettled dyed to perfection.  As with the sock yarn, each … Continued

Busy Busy Busy

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Just wanted to drop on by before I forget to let everyone know that Dizzy Blonde Studios will be updating it’s store on April 4, 2009, at approx. 10:00 am, California time. I’m really excited about this update!  Not only … Continued

Excitement Abounds!

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A few weeks ago I submitted a design concept to Twist Collective. Now, I already knew I was aiming kinda high, but I thought, what the heck! You don’t know if you don’t try, right? So, yeah, I got a … Continued

I Drank The Kool-Aid

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A Recent Conversation: Fickleknitter– So, I’ve completed my shopping list for Stitches West…ONE OF EVERYTHING!  See, done! La – Yeah, I have a few things on mine too, but it’s not nearly as concise, yet vastly encompassing as yours. FK– … Continued

Just a Knitting Floozy

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So, there’s this Ravelry group that I’m a member of, which is the online presence of a knitting group, which I’m an honorary member of. Anyhow,the OOPS Knitters was starting this awesome GKA called “Feel Like Floozy” You can start … Continued


posted in: Dyeing, Yarn | 5

I’d like to introduce you all to the newest member of the Dizzy Blonde Studios line-up of Bombshells: Ginger aka Just My 2 Cents I’m ready for my close-up… You can find her, along with the rest of the Dizzy … Continued


posted in: Family, Miscellaneous | 8

So, I’ve been pretty scarce here lately haven’t I?  I know, I know.  Bad blogger! No donut!!! …mmmmm, donut… I have just been so crazy busy and have so much to write about that for the last week, I haven’t … Continued

The Good Swatch

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So, those who know me, know that I try to avoid swatching as much as possible. Knitting socks in a yarn other than what the pattern calls for? Eh, wing it! Knitting a scarf or stole or shawl? Why the … Continued

Head’s Up!

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October 10, 2008 Yes, friends.  10/10 at approximately 10:10am pst I’ll be updating Dizzy Blonde Studios with more stock.  We’ve got 3 brand new colorways!  If you’d like a sneak preview of what’ll be available, check out my yarn page.

Dyeing to Design

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“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” –Abraham Lincoln And that’s all I have to say about last night’s “Great Debacle bate”…most of which I refused to watch. So, Knitscene … Continued

Baby Face….

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Don’t say I didn’t warn you! That bundle of cuddly drooling cuteness is my 10 month old nephew and godson, Levi, and right there he’s telling me to hurry up and finish this dye run so I can update my … Continued

Ravelympics 2008 update

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We now go live to Wool E. Sheepleton at Ravelympic Village… It’s a lovely day here at Ravelympic Village, and the games are in full-swing! Our story today is focused on one our two favorite plucky Ravtheletes. In the Ravelry … Continued


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Psssst. Lookie over there. To the right. See those eggs? Thems baby dragons. Won’t you please help me hatch my darling eggs?

OMG! Thank you!!!

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For 3 nights prior I tossed and turned, fretting and worrying, and running up and down the endless litany of what ifs; wondering if the knit world will like my yarns… Did I have enough color variety? Are the colors … Continued

T-minus Holy Crap! and counting…

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Yes, that’s right, if all goes as I’ve planned and I don’t get trapped in ahem Plurk…again (still?)…Dizzy Blonde Studios will be open for business some time on 08/08/08…that’s Friday.  That’s THIS FRIDAY! In the meantime, check the yarn page from … Continued

For the Love of Bewbs!

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Raveler, Homesteadmom (Ravelry link) is participating in the Philadelphia Breast Cancer 3-day, and holding a raffle to help her meet her fund-raising goal of $5,000. For all you Ravelers, here’s her original detailed post. Curious about the prizes? Check ’em … Continued

Tombstone has seen more life!

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…than this here blog lately. Sheesh! No, you are not mistaken, that WAS a tumbleweed rolling by. Life certainly has intervened…well, life and that crack-site called Ravelry. But for me lately, it’s been life. And the good stuff, not the … Continued

And the Winner Is?

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I’ll get to that in a minute. but first of all, the answer to the “Destination Unknown” aka “Life Handed La a Heaping, Steaming Pile of PWND” Contest is, Svistov, Bulgaria for the Eagle on the Danube European Roman Festival. … Continued


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The “Destination Unknown” Contest is now closed. Please proceed to the nearest exit in an orderly fashion. Thank you for playing, and have a good night.

Well, Whattaya Know? Another FO!

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Okay, so I’m cheating a little bit. I done Effed this Oh a while ago, but I’m only just now getting around to posting about it. Stats: Pattern: Noodle Cozy (free pattern by yours truly!) Yarn: Malabrigo Chunky [104yds/50g] 1 … Continued

Final Clue

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In the “Where in the World WAS La Going” aka “Life Just Handed Me A Big Heaping Pile Of PWND” Contest…and it’s a visual one: Examples of Folk Dancers from this country: Not only by the new title of the … Continued

Recent Events

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Thank you everyone, for your wonderful words of encouragement, your prayers, good vibes and super special healing mojo. Mama M is doing better. She underwent surgery Tuesday, was discharged from the hospital yesterday, and now is uncomfortably ensconced in a … Continued

Distressing News

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Yesterday, while out shopping, my mother-by-marriage fell and broke both her arms.  I’m guessing it’s pretty severe because she was hospitalized and will be undergoing surgery any moment now.  The DH and his family are all on pins and needles … Continued

Baker’s Dozen

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Back in 2006 I got a wild hair up my ass to make socks for the DH that, through average wearing would self felt. It succeeded. In fact, it felted so well that, even though the foot of the sock … Continued

Hold onto your Hats

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Because you’re not gonna believe your eyes. Something is about to happen here that hasn’t occurred in a very VERY long time…if ever Are you ready? You sure? Ok, here goes… I have an FO! Marina’s Baby Blanket Go ahead, … Continued

Whee! A Contest

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Actually, the first ever here at Fibercrack’d! Okay, in all honesty, it’s being held in conjunction with the main blog. Still, a milestone’s a milestone right? In a nutshell, the DH and I are going on a rather exciting trip … Continued

Love Is…*

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Nu Shooz After listening to episode #11 of The Diva Knitting Podcast, I suddenly remembered that I had been in search of the perfect hand-knit socks shoes, and have been for the last year or so. Now, see-through shoes are … Continued

Mission Accomplished!

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Stats: Pattern: Winged it: Toe-Up Magic Cast-On Encroachment Heel 2 x 2 ribbed Needles: Size 2 [2.75mm] 32″ addi lace (LOVE!) Yarn: 1 ball Lana Grossa Meilenweit 100 Multijacquard [100g/462yds] Thoughts: I was going to do the Kaylee Socks as … Continued

No Meme For You

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Nope, no meme here. Nope, nuh-uh. If you’re looking for a meme, you better just keep on moving, cuz Fibercrack’d is a meme-free zone, dontcha know. Not a single solitary meme. Instead we have shameless pimpage of cuteness. The fact … Continued

On Notice

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~~~~~~~~~  To be posted VERY LOW on the refrigerator door – nose height. Dear Dogs and Cats, The dishes with the paw print are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Please note, … Continued

Finished Object – Smackdown!*

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Well, the finished object isn’t called smackdown, though it could be. No, the smackdown comes later. Instead, I present… An EFfin’ Oh! Stats: Pattern: The Nora by Megan Ellinger Yarn: Some gawd-awful stuff called Baroque that my nephew bought at … Continued

Attack of the Assmat

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A little while ago I was explaining to the Cat Knits group on Ravelry about a simple cat pad I made in my early months of knitting. Ida, founder of Lily Friends asked me if I could write it up in … Continued

Is a Puzzlement

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The same man who can’t pay attention to 30 seconds of directions will stand mesmerized for seemingly hours watching a crane?   OR The uber-cool cat toy you bought at that expensive little boutique is sitting in the corner untouched, while … Continued

A Part of the Process

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I like to knit along as I’m designing. That helps me to better see what’s going on, if the different elements are marrying up well and if what looks good on paper actually translates into yarn perfectly. Oftentimes I’m left … Continued


posted in: Design, FO, Knitting | 2

Wonder where I’ve been? Betcha thought that a swarm of angry nekkid sheep, alpaca & goats hunted me down demanding their coats back. Or maybe you thought some wrongly convicted then released man-turned canabalistic barber hacked me into bits, put … Continued

My Dizzy Blonde

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Yesterday marked the first anniversary of very important addition to the family, because a year ago yesterday I brought home a dizzy little blonde bit of fluff and named her Trixie. And she made herself right at home…starting with my … Continued


posted in: Baby, Family, Miscellaneous | 0

This weekend was exhausting, but VERY rewarding. Saturday evening, around 8:05 I got a phone call. It only took 2 sentences and 10 minutes to find me on the road, driving out to the 909 (Yes, I’m a refugee from … Continued

FO Sure!

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Stats: Udones aka Roman Socks, Men’s size 11-1/2 Pattern: Made it up as I went along…mostly, kinda ~Toe-up using Turkish Cast-on ~Sherman “Encroachment” Heel ~Alternating 2×2 ribbing pattern “Gentleman’s Fancy Sock” from Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush ~2.5″ stockinette … Continued

It’s What’s For Dinner

posted in: Dyeing | 0

Yummy!You’re guessing angel hair pasta? . . . . Well…guess again. Even Better!That there is 60 grams of delicious yarny yumminess in the form of some super-soft laceweight that Wen brought over for a little Sunday to Dye For. Carolyn … Continued

Pimpin’ In

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A couple weeks ago Gina put out a call for help, and we were more than happy to answer. I has Snickers flavr. …by designing a whimsical scarf pattern using hugs-and-kisses cable pattern to border alternating cat’s face lace Jen’s … Continued

Saturday In The Park

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Happy Birthday Debi! Hope all your wishes come true. Many happy returns! ~~~~~~~ While everybody and their friend, and their friend’s sister, and their sister’s cousin, once removed, were off Harlotting here in LA, Clan Fickle and I were all … Continued

Word to the Wise

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If you’re the kind a person to get a wild hair up your ass and decide to design something, oh…say, a baby blanket, and even though you’ve only designed one other thing before in your entire knitting life and that … Continued

Word to the Wise

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If you’re the kind a person to get a wild hair up your ass and decide to design something, oh…say, a baby blanket, and even though you’ve only designed one other thing before in your entire knitting life and that … Continued

Romantic Review

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I’m sure it’s been well established that I’m a big Annie Modesitt fan. So when I was asked to review her newest book, Romantic Hand Knits I jumped at the chance. But I then realized, once I received the book, … Continued

A quicky (hopefully) catch-up.

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Damn Here’s hoping… What I Did on My Summer Vacation – The Condensed Version (Because I’m Afraid That SuckASSho(le)st and All Things Sucky Regarding Computers, Internets, Software, Technology and Stuff in General That Breaks Our Shit and Makes My Head … Continued


posted in: Acquisition, CommunKNITty, Shout Out | 0

aka The Great South Denver Yarn Crawl of Aught-Seven DANGER! Lengthy, picture-heavy post to follow. This will be your only warning As Ruth and I were departing for destinations wooly, the DH asked his usual (assish) question, “So, when will … Continued

The FO That Almost Wasn’t

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Having been blocked the afternoon before, it was supposed to occur Sunday, sometime between the scheduled afternoon nap and dinner. But Saturday morning the DH killed the vacuum cleaner. Killed it. Dead. As in one minute he’s vacuuming his little … Continued

Just Breathe…

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I’ll just be under the bed if anyone need me, mkay? Thank you, everyone, for you thoughtful words of encouragement and comfort regarding Sassy. Let me tell ya, today I’m feeling a million times the fool for getting all worked … Continued

Wee & A Little Bit Twee

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Eve’s Rib Baby Socks Pattern: Cable Rib Socks from Better than Booties Baby Socks by Ann Budd Yarn: Knitpicks Essential superwash merino in Burgundy; leftovers…approx. 1/4 ball if that Needles: US size 1 [2.25 mm] bamboo DPNs Mods/Comments: The pattern … Continued

Before the Parade Passes By…

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And here I bet you thought last week was it, huh? Wrong! Another Effed-Oh! Stats: Felted Roman Socks aka Udones Pattern: Plain toe-up (Turkish cast-on) in garter stitch; 60% heel Yarn: 4 (KFYS) Balls [50gm/231 yds. each] Knitpicks Palette in … Continued

You only have yourselves to blame

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You were cautioned you the day before yesterday, so if you’ve fainted from utter amazement and disbelief, it’s your own damned fault, cuz, guess what kids? That’s right, we’ve got another Effed Oh! Stats: Pattern: Kitty Pi from Wendy Knits … Continued

About a Boy

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When does Sunday morning find you up and out of bed, dressed in something other than jammies or sweats and freezing your ass off in the 7:30 am June gloom drizzle? What draws you there, wearing pinchy heels, and forces … Continued

Eye-Catching Candy Friday

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The Bromolow House, built in 1907 …and the awesome house I grew up in. This year it turned 100 and celebrated by being the featured home on the Tour of Historical Homes during the Highland (CA) Citrus Harvest Festival which … Continued


My animals are trying to kill me. I swear! No, I’m not making this up and I am NOT being paranoid. This is not the usual stand at/near/between/behind my feet sort of pet behavior. Nosirree purl. No. I’m talking sudden … Continued

My Own Private Eye-(da-ho) Candy Friday

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Peek-a-BOO! (Man I’ve got some big hands…I’m gonna be a classical pianist just like my Oma La!) Warning! Doting Oma was here and she had a shitload of pictures! This will be your only warning. Proceed at your own risk. … Continued

Beauty and the Beast

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The Beauty: Pattern:Hedera from Knitty Yarn: Two 50-gm balls of Idena Bambino Ull Superwash Needles: Brittany US Size 1 DPNs Mods: Only 1. The toe. One day I’m sure I’ll revisit the Bitchener Stitch, but that day is not today. … Continued

In the Nick of Time

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Just when you thought that we had forgotten that this is a knitting blog… Voila! It’s an Effed Oh! Pattern: My own boring-assed rolled-cuff, garter stitch non-felted Roman sock pattern with a garter stitch heel. Yarn: 2 50-gram balls KnitPicks … Continued

M(y P)ariah

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Jodi’s at it again! Go visit her at Knit & Plenty and check out her Oscar Nomiknitations for this year’s awards! (Later on you’ll have a chance to vote for your fave.) So I was on the phone with Debi … Continued

Another FO…of sorts.

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Marina Sol February 5, 2007; 6:55 pm 8 pounds, 8 ounces; 20 inches The proud parents, Chrissy and Carlos pre-arrival. Having never met the baby’s father before the one thing I can be sure of is thank GAWD he’s at … Continued

Finally! This Mo-Fo’s an Eff’d Oh.

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Seraphim directly off the needles back in October… …and Seraphim now, a mere 4 months later. Yup, lightning-fast, huh? Wendy’s got nothing on me! Specs: Pattern: Seraphim by Miriam Felton Yarn: Elann Peruvian Baby Silk in Sapphire. Oh! so soft! … Continued

Hell’s Bells & Jammie Time

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I am happy to report that, except for a couple of isolated incidents in Malibu and Santa Clarita, Los Angeles is snow free. In other words, hell has NOT frozen over. But I’m afraid one of the satan’s minions has … Continued

A Whole-lotta Knittin’ Goin’ On.

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I’ve got so many things to talk about today I don’t know where to start! I guess I’ll go chronologically: One of my new year’s resolutions was to become more knit-social On Saturday, a couple of knit-blogger internet friends became … Continued

A Little Dog Tale

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Once upon a time there was a middle-aged woman who one day lost her best 4-legged friend to cancer. And even though she healed with time, the loss of her beloved companion left a small empty space in her heart. … Continued

It’s baaaaaaack!

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And I was completely oblivious to the fact that I had lost it! No, smartass, not my mind. I’ve been aware of THAT loss for quite some time now, but thanks for stating the obvious. No. I’m talking about my … Continued

Well Whaddaya Know…

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Another Effed Oh! (Hey, don’t blame me, blame Carrie who brought up “Horton Hears a Who” in comments yesterday) Stats: Pattern: La’s Boringest Made-Up Straight Stockinette Roman Socks Pattern, aka, winging it… Yarn: 2 balls of Knitpicks sux Palette in … Continued

Bird’s Eye [Candy] View

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Okay. For all of you nosey and impatient peoples, or for those who just like to gaze upon knitted lace, here: Sheesh! You know what that is? That’s a close up of a block party… Peacock Feathers to be exact. … Continued

The Eyes Have It!

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This is a relatively picture-heavy post that has nothing to do with knitting. You have been warned… But first, to all you Rhinebeck attendees…or should I say Whinebeckians, heretofore referred to as ‘Beckees?…BLOW ME! Oh, and just between you and … Continued

I Knit.

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I bet you all almost forgot that this is supposed to be a fiber blog. I know I almost did. Well surprise, yes I do, and yes this is…no shit. And furthermore? I have knit stuff today. Inconceivable, I know! … Continued

Name Change for Knitpicks

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In honor of , Knitpicks shall hereafter shall be referred to as ASSpicks or even better SHITpicks. I used to LOVE their stuff. I would order their Fingering Weight Peruvian Wool by the buttload, dyeing it to my heart’s desire. … Continued

Tuesday Quicky

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Unfortunately I don’t have a surplus of time today. I’m taking a mini-vacation at the end of the week (giving myself a 4-day weekend), to go play with my family in Laughlin, NV, and celebrate my dad’s 80th birthday, so … Continued

Tuesday Quickie…

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Unfortunately I don’t have a surplus of time today. I’m taking a mini-vacation at the end of the week (giving myself a 4-day weekend), to go play with my family in Laughlin, NV, and celebrate my dad’s 80th birthday, so … Continued


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Got these puppies done in the nick of time! I started these back on June 25th, that would put it taking a little less than 2 weeks to knit this pair. Yeah, it’s not Wendyspeed, but it’s an improvement over … Continued


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A recent conversation in a pet store: DH: (pointing to a cute Moze-colored Maltese) You know, if you really want to get a cuddly pet, you can’t go wrong with a small dog. They’ll get up in your lap and … Continued

Okay…I hear ya!

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So, instead of more of the same, today I offer up the blessed little knitting I’ve been doing. You may want to be sitting for this… A FINISHED OBJECT! Yarn: Knitpicks Palette in Nutmeg. Needles: US Sizes 2 and 1 … Continued

A Little More for the Dyeing

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So this weekend I dyed some more. I even got the SD in on the action, much to the DH’s chagrin. I swear, we really REALLY need to do something about these fiber unfriendly people. Like, lock them up in … Continued

A Little Cat Tale

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It’s the ones who choose you that leave the lasting impressions… 10 years ago I was living in a cute little one-bedroom apartment in Long Beach. The apartment building had small separate, private garages that you had to access from … Continued

I Y(e)arn for YORN

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…damn, I sound like the Swedish Chef. Bork! Bork! Bork! Ok, so last weekend? I dyed. With Koolaid. When I went to fetch Peacock Feathers from the oubliette (under my desk), I found 3 skanks of Knitpicks dyable sock yarn … Continued

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You all may want to be sitting down for this next statement, and brace yourself. Ready? Are you sure? Are you 100% absolutely, positively doubt free? Well then you brave souls, here goes: I have knitting content. (wha?) and I … Continued