Stop #4 on the Yarn Discovery Tour took me to Cleveland’s west side. River Colors Studio is an amazing place. It’s enormous, with an astounding range of yarns. This picture doesn’t begin to convey how big the store is; there’s a whole additional room in the front.
I can always […] Continue Reading…
Don’t you love the name of this store? Fiber Addiction, as well as being an accurate description of the knitting obsession, is a nice new store in Chardon, Ohio.
I love meeting yarns that are new to me. I hadn’t seen the Queensland Collection brand before. The store has a […] Continue Reading…
My stop #2 on the Yarn Discovery Tour was in the Boardman/Canfield area near Youngstown. When I first looked up The Flaming Ice Cube on the internet, I thought, “Huh? I thought this was supposed to be a yarn shop, but here’s information about cafés. What gives?”
Well, was I ever in […] Continue Reading…
My first stop on the Yarn Discovery Tour was Knit Wits in Salem, Ohio. When I stopped in there was a table surrounded by friends knitting together and sharing lunch. I loved the camaraderie, and was made to feel welcome.
A display showed off some lovely shawls, including some from the […] Continue Reading…
Every year the knitting and crochet community in northeast Ohio puts on a fantastic “yarn crawl” called the Yarn Discovery Tour. Even though the Tour runs through September 24th, I wonder whether I’ll be able to complete the lofty goal of visiting all 15 shops. So much yarn…so little […] Continue Reading…
If you follow my blog, you know I recently released the Aran Reversible Scarf as an individual pattern. I am delighted to announce that it is now available on Knit Picks, using their fabulous Capretta yarn. As you can see in these photos, Capretta has great stitch definition. What […] Continue Reading…
Passport in hand, I’ll soon go on the Yarn Discovery Tour, learning more about the yarn shops in my new(ish) domicile in Northeast Ohio. I purchased my “Passport” from The Artful Yarn in Chagrin Falls. Any of the 15 shops participating in the Tour sell the Passports. The list is impressive! Even given more than […] Continue Reading…
Over time I’ve been releasing individual patterns from my book Reversible Scarves: Curing the Wrong Side Blues. I’ve re-written the “Aran” design to use Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock yarn. I chose the yarn because it has just the right combination of great stitch definition, good drape, and a huge […] Continue Reading…
I’m super-excited to be teaching at OTN (On The Needles) Rally Day in Chagrin Falls, Ohio on August 13th. This is a fun-filled day sponsored by the wonderful yarn store, The Artful Yarn. There several great classes to choose from, with morning and afternoon sessions. Check out the various […] Continue Reading…
As many of you know, Ravelry holds a crazy-fun event during the Olympics called the Ravellenic Games. We will cast on during the Opening Ceremonies, and aim to have our projects finished by the time the torch is extinguished at the end of the Closing Ceremonies.
Ravelry has concocted silly […] Continue Reading…
I’m delighted as can be to have the trunk show for my book Reversible Scarves: Curing the Wrong Side Blues featured at the beautiful shop called The Artful Yarn in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.
I hope you’ll come by and see the sample scarves from my book and browse the store’s beautiful […] Continue Reading…
For the past few weeks I’ve felt like a little kid happily anticipating Christmas. All spring I look for my peonies to start blooming. I’m crazy for them!
This is the first plant to bloom. I should have some other colors come along before too long.
I like the paper-y petals. […] Continue Reading…