Tell me a little bit about yourself.
I’m a fiber artist who knits and spins, and I also dye my own yarn and wool roving.
The name The Yellow Hobbit comes from the fact that I’m a Tolkien fan, and I consider myself to be a hobbit because I’m really short (I’m 4’11″). Being a hobbit is much more fun than just being short. I started going by this nickname my freshman year of college, and it stuck. So I figured that it would be a good name for my store as well.
Yarn stores in Buenos Aires, Argentina are operated much differently than those in the United States. I recently visited Buenos Aires and shopped at a few of their local yarn stores. Their unofficial yarn district had about 15 yarn shops within a 2 block area, along the 900 block of Scalabrini Ortiz. . Read more
Hundreds of knitters around the world have begun wrapping their huge woolly creations around public property like trees, street signs and lampposts.
They then take photos of their colourful “art” and post them on internet sites for fellow knitters to view and comment on.
One of the most ambitious pieces of work saw a woman spend an entire week covering a disused single decker bus in colourful swatches.
The phenomenon, called Yarnbombing, is thought to have originated in the US but knitters are now beginning to cover British streets in woollen ‘tags’.
These mittens are absolutely adorable and with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, they would be perfect to knit up for you and your mate. Read more
I had to share this scarf with all of you whether you knit or not. It is so gorgeous just to look at! It knits up quick and is so much fun to watch the colors take shape. I knit the one in the left picture with yarn purchased from
I recently made these washcloths. I needed a fun washcloth because the ones in the store are just too plain. Here’s the pattern so you can make your own Fun Washcloths!