Author Archives: Alisa

About Alisa

I'm a graduate student studying medieval European history. I knit, spin, quilt, and occasionally sew other things. I learned to knit and sew from my grandmother as a child: spinning I picked up on my own thanks to stubbornness and the internet. I have two spinning wheels and one sewing machine, and more knitting needles than I probably really need. My yarn and fiber stash is large enough that I think I'm probably well supplied for the aftermath of the zombie apocalypse.

Back & Forward

Hello, all! It’s been a very busy semester in graduate school: I’ve been working on my dissertation proposal, teaching a seminar and working at a library, and it’s been eating most of my time. That has prompted a little bit … Continue reading

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New Blog & New Shop

Hello, all!  I’ve been quiet because keeping up with Etsy orders, school, and work has been keeping me quite busy, but I’ve got some news to share with you! First of all, in 2017 I’ll be fundraising for Doctors Without … Continue reading

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Hamilton bags!

New fabric in the shop to continue fundraising for flint kids!

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Rhinebeck 2016 in pictures 

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Kings County Fiber Festival

Join Spin City and Knit Spin Quilt at the Kings County Fiber Festival on October 8! Continue reading

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Bitty Bags! (or dice bags)

I’ve been busy with the start of the semester this fall – I’m teaching modern European history (French Revolution to Brexit) and keeping up with my own research and dissertation deadlines.  But I had time to make up a few … Continue reading

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Scrappy Trip Around The World, take three

Some of you may remember that I made a Scrappy Trip Around the World quilt a few years ago as a wedding present for friends, and another one for a friend’s baby. The larger quilt was queen size: here it’s … Continue reading

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