Author Archives: dixiedomesticus

About dixiedomesticus

I garden, I knit, I cook. Plus, did all of those things way before they became "cool".

Trunk Show!

Here in Central Texas, October means two things to yarn crafters:  Chillier weather (we hope!) and THE BEST LITTLE YARN CRAWL IN TEXAS!!!  I’m hanging out at Gauge, crocheting a shawl and meeting people from all over Texas and the … Continue reading

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Outfits of the Day, Best Little Yarn Crawl in Texas Edition!

Outfit of the day… Sunday.   Berroco has some great pattern support, and this tank is one of the freebies.  I used only 2 skeins of Remix Light, a recycled and economical blend.  You can download the Minami pattern for … Continue reading

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Holiday for a Day

I worked fifteen days straight: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15. …. which made today’s dedication to leisure seemed reckless, impetuous, irresponsible.  Adventure long overdue, ZuZu and I headed to the river.  The moment we got into our rented kayak, stress receded like the pressure drop before … Continue reading

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Walkabout Tweed Glamour Shots

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Ghost of Yarn Crawl Past: Gradient Lace

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Perambulate Lace

Crossvine 2015 Spiderwort 2015 Superwash merino meets silk in this luscious colorshifting yarn. Each skein is hand-dyed and completely unique. The colors at both the beginning and end of the skein will contain 50% more yarn than those in the … Continue reading

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Black, with everything.

Every March, when SXSW invades Austin, I’m struck by just how much black the tourists wear.  Granted, being a rock’n’roll kind of a place, locals wear a lot of black too, but usually offset by denim jeans, a red t-shirt, brown … Continue reading

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