Author Archives: A Traveler's Yarn

About A Traveler's Yarn

I am a twenty-something obsessive knitter and traveler, living on Catalina Island.

Manly Knitting

Recently I find myself teaching people to knit left and right.  I love it.  I love watching how people approach a ball of yarn for the first time, with the hopeful intent to turn it into something purposeful.  Some are … Continue reading

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Ghostly Knitting

I hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween – with at least a little knitting!

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FO: Honey Cowl

Pattern: Honey Cowl Yarn: Madelinetosh Sport in Dried Rose This pattern was the perfect social knitting project.  As I am currently helping a few people learn or relearn to knit, I needed a good mindless, yet not boring, project to … Continue reading

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WIP Wednesday: Autumn in Garrison

I have been wanting to knit an Autumn in Garrison  for myself ever since I saw Jessa’s hat at Squam.  Yesterday morning I found myself with nothing currently on the needles (I am going through a bout of massive finishing of … Continue reading

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Marshmallow Art

Last thursday the archaeology crew had a bonfire in our backyard, complete with s’mores.  Marshmallows lit on fire turned into an oppurtuity for a silly creative moment.  This is why I love archaeologists: “The First Attempt” by Craig “Marshmallow Movement” … Continue reading

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Stitch Markers

Knitting at a party and need a stitch marker?  No problem.  I call it upcycling.

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Digging at the ‘cello

The weather has finally cleared up and it was back up to the house for excavation today. From our unit we have two amazing views.  One is, of course, the house itself.  In the other direction we have the gardens … Continue reading

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Hands

Today was a day of good company and hands knitting Hands knitting their first sweater. Hands learning to stripe. Hands crocheting. My hands. Hands with other hands. Finished hands.

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A Perfect Rainy Day

Wednesday was a rain day – so no excavation or work.  Generally that would be a bummer, but I spent the day doing all those little things have been thinking about doing but not. I finished The Hunger Games, cooked … Continue reading

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A Wandering We Go

Yesterday we had a day off of excavation due to rainy weather.  However, the afternoon cleared up and turned into a beautiful Virginia fall day.  After being cooped up inside for the past three days, I needed some sunshine and … Continue reading

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