Yarnologie – Connection in a Time of Uncertainty

Connection in a Time of Uncertainty: Guest author Erika Zambello (me!) takes us through history to show how sock knitting has always been important during times of crisis. Click here to order your copy of the magazine to see the entire article!

Press – NY TIMES/Knitters Chronicle Climate Change One Stitch at a Time

“Temperature scarves, as they are commonly called, have more than fashion appeal. Laura Guertin, a professor of earth science at Penn State Brandywine in Media, Pa., uses hers as a teaching aid in the classroom. Last year, Erika Zambello, who works for Audubon Florida, a conservation group, began organizing volunteers to record temperature changes at U.S. National…

Guest Post for Knit One Crochet Too: Baby Alpaca Socks

I set the skeins of baby alpaca on my kitchen table, one in light blue, one in cream. The strands felt soft to the touch, perfect for the long socks I had planned. The cuff would be yellow, as would the toes, a perfect lining between the skin and tall, knee-high boots. Only, in Northwest Florida I wouldn’t…

Yarn People – A Hurricane Zone

The four of us sat in a Pensacola living room, eyes glued to the Weather Channel on my friends’ flat-screen television. Matt and Sabrina’s dog, oblivious to our circumstances, slept behind the couch, occasionally sending fart waves emanating in our direction. Their cat patrolled the house, but my two felines Buster and Missy had been…

10000 Birds – Birding or Birdwatching?

Sliding the glass door to my Florida backyard, I shuffled my slipper-clad feet and closed the opening behind me. The sun had broken through an early morning haze, warming my backyard to over 70 degrees F – a bright spot in what had been a generally gloomy February. Plopping myself down on a bright blue…

10000 Birds – Can’t Go Birding? Knit Them Yourself!

I  haven’t had much time to bird. After looking for different species every day for the first six months of the year, lately I can’t manage to actively search for any kind of bird unless I’m traveling. The usual excuses apply: I’ve been sick, tired, busy with work, etc., but it still sucks. Since my…

Duke Nicholas School – Why I Knit My Own Sweater

Over New Year’s weekend, I spent a very relaxing few days binge watching Downton Abbey and just taking it easy as 2016 rolled into 2017. I can never sit completely still while watching television, so I happily took to the couch with my newest knitting project: a sweater. Read the rest here!