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by DrewEmborsky
on 11/26/14 09:56 am
Categories: Yarn
So here I am getting ready for Thanksgiving 2014. I really really want to say that it will be "no big deal" or "it's just a regular meal" or "it's not really tomorrow, I have loads of time to prepare".

But I don't like to lie, even to myself. It's a flaw I know.

Anywho, so tomorrow is the big day and I just realized that I don't have a pan big enough for the turkey that I bought. I'm assuming it'll fit

by DrewEmborsky
on 11/19/14 03:56 pm
Categories: Tamaya Yarn
Like the majority of the USA and Canada we have been having such. cold. weather. Like freeze your niblets off kind of weather! I'll admit that cold for Houston is probably spring time for Duluth, but for us 38 degrees is extreme. Luckily there is yarn, and hooks, and animals to keep me warm as this polar vortex passes through.
Sneak Peek I'm working on a crocheted version of the Princess

by DrewEmborsky
on 11/14/14 10:05 am

When I debuted Kristin Omdahl's amazing shawl design that she called Princess Hibiscus in my yarns I had NO idea the crazy response it would get! So many people have downloaded it and I'm starting to see the finished projects popping up on the Internet! Actually I'm not too surprised because Kristin is an amazing designer and consistently creates knit and crochet designs that rock the fiber

by DrewEmborsky
on 11/08/14 08:06 am
Categories: Contemplations
Back in January I declared to myself and the world that this year I would do things the "right way" - as in the way that I felt they should be done. Its' shockingly easy to get caught up in the way others feel you should be, do, act, etc.

And you know what? They want you to be, do, act, that way simply to make THEM happy.

I've rarely met anyone throughout my life that has been truly selfless in their advice or offer of assistance. There

by DrewEmborsky
on 01/16/14 09:40 am
Categories: Markets Yarn
There is a huge event coming up this weekend in Manhattan, It's VK Live y'all!!! If you've never been it's unlike any other fiber-related event out there! The market is outstanding, the classes are stellar, and the banquets and keynote speakers are totally A-list.

And speaking of A-list, the incomparable knit and crochet designer Kristin Omdahl is headed to NYC right now!


She will be having, for the very first time ever, her very own

by DrewEmborsky
on 01/15/14 09:43 am
Categories: Contemplations
As 2013 progressed last year I just kept having this nagging feeling that I wasn't doing things the right way. It was too much of a struggle, much more than usual, sort of like I put my canoe in the water and was paddling as hard as I could to go upstream. Sure I was making what looked like some progress but the amount of effort relative to how far I was moving was out of whack!

I'm declaring that 2014 will be the year that I do things the right way.
Perhaps

by DrewEmborsky
on 01/14/14 07:35 pm
Categories: Family

Tonight I ate Chinese food, like I have done every January 14 for the last 15 years. And to explain why here is a vintage post of mine from The Crochet Dude blog:

Eleven years ago today I was in Michigan staying at the home of one of my sisters-in-law. I had worked the night shift in Dallas, TX the day before so was a bit jet-lagged from the trip, time change, and shift change. My brother Don who lives in Nevada, picked me up late that afternoon and we headed to a

by DrewEmborsky
on 12/18/13 03:42 pm
Today is the last day I'm in my studio for the year. You know, ho ho ho and all that good stuff. Hope that you have a wonderful end of the year and seriously, can we get to 2014 already?! I've had just about enough of 2013!!!



by DrewEmborsky
on 11/17/13 11:19 am
Categories: Giving
The weekend of STITCHES East in Hartford was one of many many emotions. There were of course all the fun times seeing other teachers and vendors that make the STITCHES circuit. There was the joy of seeing new people discover my yarns and watching them go through all the¬ Decades¬ and¬ birthstone colors!

And there was the ugly cry.

by DrewEmborsky
on 11/01/13 09:47 am
Categories: Markets Yarn Workshops
Being an introvert, one of the joys of working out of a studio that's in my home is that there is a lot of quiet time. A LOT. Sometimes I go to the grocery store just to interact with the 3-D people. Bless their hearts, they usually have a deer in the headlights look when I'm finally finished yammering at them about fascinating topics such as cheese! and kitty litter!

Note: going to the grocery store actually has a 100% success rate of making me feel good about myself.

by DrewEmborsky
on 10/20/13 10:23 am
Categories: Tamaya Cleocatra
In case you don't follow me on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram I would like to introduce you to the latest addition to my family:


Her name is Tamaya and she is a white labrador. I brought her home at 5.5 weeks old (so young, so many sharp

by DrewEmborsky
on 05/29/13 10:00 am
Categories: Gardening
A little staycation this past Memorial Day weekend resulted in a LOT of yard work. Tis the season and all that. After Hurricane Ike destroyed the fence in my backyard (among lots of other things he knocked over, like trees) I had it replaced with a taller more private fence, but more importantly I finally have a gate into the backyard. Now I can take out the trash without opening the garage door! Hooray!

The area just inside the gate has been a muddy mess for a while now, and

by DrewEmborsky
on 05/23/13 04:11 pm
Categories: Cleocatra Chandler
I'm excited to be back in the saddle blogging again! As you can see I've started up over here on my new website and I hope that you will come visit me here.

I'm working closely with the website developers to get all seven years of my original blog transferred over here, and in the meantime it's a fresh start.

Anywho...

Because I haven't blogged in so long there may be a flurry of book reviews, product reviews, announcements, etc,