My Recs

Podcasts I listen to while crafting

I enjoy stitching while conversing with my stitch circle or family, but when that’s not possible - and I crave a bit of news or storytelling - I find a podcast series. Still working on the matelassé-inspired octagon blanket. Today's tea: Yogi mango ginger Podcasts are cool because they appeal to my urge to multi-task.… Continue reading Podcasts I listen to while crafting

My Makes

Blanket and sweater weather in Korea

Granny stripe blanket This granny stripe blanket took ages to make - not because it’s a complicated stitch, but I took multiple breaks, sometimes to make whole other blankets! Granted, it’s huge - fits a queen-sized bed - but I may need a little work with my attention span. It has four colors of Lion… Continue reading Blanket and sweater weather in Korea

Expat in Korea

“Things I love about Korea” #298: Traditional markets (시장)

Photo: At Seomun Sijang in Daegu: Indulging in a sweet, sunflower-filled fritter called "hoddeok" 호떡 When I moved from California to Korea a decade ago, I experienced many layers of culture shock. It began with the language barrier, and continued with missing many everyday conveniences that I had always taken for granted. Shopping was just… Continue reading “Things I love about Korea” #298: Traditional markets (시장)

My Recs

A couple of stitching hacks, a WIP, and Halloween

Happy Halloween from Korea! 행복한 할로윈 ! Autumn color is in full swing. Here is a glimpse from outside my front door, the morning of Oct. 31: Gyeongsan, South Korea This afternoon, I handed out candy to random strangers on the main street in my neighborhood. I wouldn’t have thought to do that in a… Continue reading A couple of stitching hacks, a WIP, and Halloween

My Recs

Ergonomic Crafting: My newest crochet hook

Photo: courtesy LETTO Workshop Ergonomic crafting tools are great for reducing fatigue and speeding up your "making time," especially if you're someone with carpal tunnel syndrome or arthritis. I don't have either of these conditions, but I do get plenty tired if I've been hitting the hook (or needles) often! Since I'm doing a lot… Continue reading Ergonomic Crafting: My newest crochet hook