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The Joy of Teaching

The Joy of Teaching

Posted by Adrienne Anila (aka Mama Fig) on Dec 9th 2018

As many of you know, I was a middle school teacher before opening Mama Fig. I began teaching because I wanted to make a difference, and I wanted to watch kids make connections. I love watching people … read more
The Pennant Race and a Spinning Wheel

The Pennant Race and a Spinning Wheel

Posted by Adrienne Anila (aka Mama Fig) on Oct 7th 2018

It's my favorite part of baseball season- playoffs time. It's also properly Fall in the mountains, so a toasty fire in the wood stove, a sound Red Sox victory over the Yankees, an even more sound Dodg … read more
The Art of Fixing Mistakes

The Art of Fixing Mistakes

Posted by Adrienne Anila on Sep 26th 2018

We all make mistakes. Mistakes are not the end of the world. We pick up the pieces and we move forward. Some knitting mistakes, however, are more glaring than others. There is nothing more depres … read more
The Swatch- More Than a 90s Watch Fad

The Swatch- More Than a 90s Watch Fad

Posted by Adrienne Anila on Sep 23rd 2018

We've all seen patterns that say things like this: "Gauge- 20 sts to 4" in stockinette stitch on a US 6, or needle required for gauge."What does that really mean? It means, that the person who wrote t … read more
Stripes for Littlest Fig (and Self-Care for Me)

Stripes for Littlest Fig (and Self-Care for Me)

Posted by Adrienne Anila on Sep 6th 2018

When we last discussed sweaters for my kiddos, you learned that Littlest Fig wants whatever Little Fig has. So Littlest Fig said he wants a Mama sweater too. He announced he wants a rainbow striped sw … read more