to start over

renew: to regain or restore the physical vigor of; to revive.

this is what some people do to things.


of north street crochet,

turns unwanted t-shirts into tarn (aka: t-shirt yarn).

he is meticulous at his craft making it such a pleasure

knitting up  ‘stature‘ with the work of his hands.

tomorrow you will be seeing more of his tarn as

the premiere issue of tangled is released.


of taddie bee knitting,

takes high end sweaters

(whose previous owners have

relegated them to the confines of a thrift store),

unknits them, treats them with tlc (tender loving care),

and makes lovely skeins of luxury yarns at  the ‘nice price’.

she and i have recently started to work together.

she sent the most luscious ivory skeins

and i am writing some patterns

for said luxury yarns.

in the process of tossing out ideas

(last week via ravelry mail)

one stuck with me.

now what started

as this.

has grown

(ever so quickly)

into a work in progress

with it’s own bits of personality

sort of bursting out all over the place.

and do i love being part of all this ‘bringing things into being again’?

yeah, you betcha’.

‘renew’ taken from 51:10 in the psalms.



is such

a good time.

because as i’m knitting

i’m thinking (among other things)

‘this was a t-shirt’.

fyi:  i did discover that tarn does not block well with any kind of open stitches.

my plans for lace by necessity morphed into textured stitches  instead.

‘plans’ taken from 14:14 of second samuel.

such things

i have been holding off writing

because what i’m working on i’m not at liberty to tell all about.

i’m not so good with telling half of the story.

i’m more a truth straight ahead at full steam kind of gal.

but, i was told by my friends at the taunton s’n’b last night that partial telling

is what’s done in cases like this.

here’s my best foot forward on that front.

etsy fascinates me.

i really, really like all that handmade creative stuff set in one place

just waiting for me to wander through.

all those many ideas make me think.

and that is where i found mike of north street crochet.

this man meticulously, in his free time, turns unused t-shirts into yarn.

sturdy and machine washable in worsted or bulky weight

the official name for this fiber is ‘tarn’.


i’ve been

working with it.

have created a pattern.

have had that pattern accepted by petite purls.

will have that pattern available there when the spring issue goes live in mid-march.

boy, oh boy.

(a little peek)

i have so much more to say.  but, i won’t

just yet.

i’ll be good.

‘think’ taken from 4:8 of philipians.