An end of summer treat, Taygete was a fun shawl to make. The pattern’s garter stitch center made for good social knitting, and then the edges provided that kind of quiet-time knitting where I enjoyed concentrating on the lace.
Anzula Squishy yarn is a dream to knit with! It’s soft [...] Continue Reading…
Congratulations are in order! Victoria from Summerville, South Carolina, won the drawing for the beautiful California Revival Knits.
I’ve been a little grumpy lately. Then I came across a news item that says that August is “Admit You’re Happy Month” which seems also to be known as ”Happiness Happens” month. One article even says that the month includes National Smile Week and National Friendship Week. The universe conspired to lift [...] Continue Reading…
These cute little guys love to play on my lawn.
After chasing each other around and playing hide-and-seek behind the pine trees, they settled in for a graze, a kiss and a nap.
A shawl pattern I’ve long wanted to make is Color Affection by designer Veera Välimäki . I’ve seen it on Ravelry in many gorgeous color combinations, and I love the interesting effect the short rows create.
I made mine with Swans Island Natural Colors Merino Fingering. As you can see, I was in [...] Continue Reading…
I had a wonderful whirlwind of a day on Saturday at TNNA. Getting to see old friends is the best part of TNNA. And then there’s getting to meet new ones. I was delighted to meet Cap Sease (you remember how much I love her Cast On, Bind Off [...] Continue Reading…
I’m SUPER excited to be here in Columbus at TNNA (for my non-knitting friends, that’s the big industry trade show featuring all kinds of needle arts).
Tomorrow I have a book signing at the Unicorn booth! Their reserved tickets are all gone, but if you’d like to attend you can stop [...] Continue Reading…
I adore this grey horse. He always has his head sticking out of his stall – a big friendly people watcher.
We have a winner for the drawing for Cap Sease’s book Cast On, Bind Off: 211 Ways to Begin and End Your Knitting. Congratulations to Sheila from Corvallis, Oregon!
So what’s my excuse for conducting another giveaway? Today is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day! Isn’t that grand?
To celebrate, I’ll be giving away a copy of Cap Sease’s incredible book Cast On, Bind Off: 211 Ways to Begin and End Your Knitting. (You can read my review here.) The most [...] Continue Reading…
My latest favorite knitting book is Cap Sease’s Cast On, Bind Off: 211 Ways to Begin and End Your Knitting. It’s brilliant!
I’ve recently had two reasons to put the book to the test. I was making socks with K2P2 ribbing on the leg, and wanted an attractive, stretchy cast-on. [...] Continue Reading…