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My name is Stacey Budge-Kamison, the fiberista behind UrbanGypZ Artisan Yarn in Asheville, NC.


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March 15th, 2013

Friday5: Five books I will NOT be listing today


In culling through my obscenely large fiber arts library. There are some books I am very okay about parting with. There are some I am on the fence about. And there are some that are my bibles. Today, for my Friday 5 I give you my current top 5 knitting books. I have had [...]

December 24th, 2012

Holiday Knitting

UrbanGypz crochet project

I love holiday knitting. I don’t mean the hand made last minute gifts you have to crank out (although I am in the middle of this kind of holiday knitting). I mean the luxury of hanging out with family all day with my knitting. And if you have been cranking out gifts for [...]

September 18th, 2011

Progress on Weekend WIP #2


The Trinity Stitch Jacket in Mirasol Akapana in the 1303 cacao. Truth be told, I had delusions of clearing my wicker chest of knitting projects in my weekend WIP buster. But alas it only yielded one completed sweater and significant progress on the second sweater. But progress is progress.

I will [...]

March 24th, 2011

Breaking All The Rules About Lace


Last years 10 shawls in 2010 knit-a-long(which has morphed into 11 shawls in 2011) had me dyeing a new line of lace yarns. I dyed a few awesome solids in some of my signature brights. But I tell you what really made my heart sing was the variegated tie dyed yarns that I made [...]

September 28th, 2009

Creative Life

There is a guy at the table next to me here at the downtown coffee shop journaling. I guess I am journaling too, but he is doing it old skool, unplugged, pen to paper. A couple of months ago, I was doing the same thing every morning. Not on the computer (clearly, because [...]