Hi there! I’m Maire!

Maire Martin as seen by Snapchat

I knit, spin my own yarn, play the piano, and read a lot. This translates into book reviews, opinions on yarn, and slice-of-life blog posts from the world of fibre arts. I once proudly announced that life was too short for bad yarn, but I’m coming to learn that sometimes even the cheap stuff can be good. It just depends on how you’re using it.

My favourite genres to read are Horror, Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Romance. Those are the broad strokes. If we start talking sub-genres we’ll be here all day.

When it comes to yarn: I like yarn. Seriously, if you give me string, I will find a way to use it. I even do needlepoint, though I find knitting & crochet more practical.

If you have a book or a string-related product you’d like me to review, please contact me!

Why Stringchronicity?

Handspun yarn made with fibre from Into the Whirled
Handspun yarn made with fibre from Into the Whirled

Once upon a time, I hosted a podcast. It was called “SockTart”. I let it lapse when Real Life started to take up more of my time. A couple of years later I came back to the idea, but as my focus would be wider than just sock-knitting, I brainstormed a new title with the Husbeast. He came up with Stringchronicity. I find it suits me. After all, eventually everything comes back to fancy string!

Stringchronicity-the-podcast lasted only a few episodes, but the name stuck. By the end of the podcast’s run, I was attempting to experiment with video casting. My home computer and peripheral equipment, unfortunately, couldn’t handle it. Youtube was really just getting started. Times have changed, however, and there’s always a voice in the back of my mind that whispers “what if…?” There are some really creative vlogs in the textile community, and I often think it would be nice to participate. I’ve taken courses in film and video at the college level; I’d love to use that education.

A female troll from World Of Warcraft, mugging in a selfie. She wears a silly tricorn hat and barnacle-encrusted gear. This chick's obviously been to Nazjatar.
Somedays you just feel like a troll.

When I’m not playing with string, or manipulating the lives of my imaginary friends, you can often find me on World of Warcraft. Or manipulating even more imaginary lives on The Sims. Yes, I’ve considered live-streaming. Unfortunately, my personal computer is a Macintosh. Software and gaming on a Mac can be inconvenient at best, problematic at worst. I’m not ruling it out as an option!

Please feel free to stick around, ask questions, and let me get to know you as well as I’m sure you’re getting to know me πŸ™‚