We are currently getting solar panels put on our roof. It’s really noisy with all of the drilling. In a few weeks the house will be solar powered, and I couldn’t be happier. All the yarn doings here will technically be solar powered… due to everything here being solar powered. That’s how it works, right? Regardless, I’m psyched to be headed to renewable energy.

Since I can’t hear myself think to actually WORK with yarn, I thought I’d do a little behind the scenes post.

I sent my Not a Shawl, Shawlette out for testing. Apparently the pattern is a train wreck, and I’m unable to work my math properly at times. This is one of those times. There was so much cursing. I couldn’t figure it out by looking at the pattern, so it means back to the hook. It was that bad. I’m remaking it, with the hopes that I can figure out the math. Pattern designing can be hard sometimes. I’ll get another shawlette out of the whole thing, so I can’t really complain.

No good words are coming out my mouth… I messed up the typing for this crochet pattern and now have to make a new shawlette. The new one starts with a pretty variegated blue yarn. I’ll probably grab some black or brown to finish it up.

I’ve also been on the lookout for sweet knitting patterns for sweaters. I’m all about layers and figure the summer will be enough time to get at least one finished. This baby was my score at the library yesterday. Knit Wear Love, by Amy Herzog, is exactly what I was looking for in a sweater book… and it has ALL THE SWEATER plus ways to make sure it fits your style and body shape. I’ll be purchasing a copy for my own library. I see many years of awesome sweater knitting in my future.

Sweater knitting book: Knit Wear Love
I’m buying this book. I love trying out knitting books first through the library.

This cute, monster hand puppet was finished up yesterday. This is the larger size for the upcoming crochet pattern. I finished the small size last week. I have to make another one so I can get some progress shots for the pattern and supplemental web page. These will be released sometime in April, and I’ll start carrying them pre-made in the shop. I think some handspun yarn could make some sweet crochet kits for these guys.

Crochet hand puppet
“Hey, everybody!” This is the larger size for the upcoming puppet crochet pattern.

There are also top secret things going on, but I can’t tell you about them. If you are a KBG Patron, you’ll be getting those top secret updates along with the Monster Puppet crochet pattern this week.


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