Goodnight, Karrie. Rest well.

I never know how to write about these things. Today I got some sad news … well, the entire yarn community got sad news.  We’ve heard that Karrie Steinmetz, a.k.a. KnitPurlGurl, a popular blogger in the crafty community, has died suddenly.   I am so very sad about it, as I am whenever someone whoseContinue reading “Goodnight, Karrie. Rest well.”

In Which I Sum Up the Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Festival

It’s been a fairly quiet winter, with constant snow dragging on and lots of socks on the needles.  We’ve had some stuff going on that has taken our attention, so we’ve really just hunkered down and focused on family the past few months. That and sock knitting. 🙂  That said, I did come out fromContinue reading “In Which I Sum Up the Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Festival”

Suspects Caught in Local Llama Killings

According to WPXI News, two teen suspects have been caught in the deaths of two llamas — Peaches and Tango — from neighboring farms in Westmoreland County over the weekend.  Criminal charges are pending. I know this is probably sorry comfort for the farmers who lost their animals, however, I hope they find some closureContinue reading “Suspects Caught in Local Llama Killings”

Someone is killing llamas in Western PA

…and I can’t understand it! According to this news article, two llamas from neighboring farms were shot in the head as they harmlessly stood in their fields late at night. While the police are looking for a connection, I don’t think anyone is fooling themselves that the crimes aren’t connected: the 2 crimes happened oneContinue reading “Someone is killing llamas in Western PA”