I love the Southwest. The colors and landscapes have a unique beauty and spirit about them. No wonder I was immediately enamored with the book Free Spirit Knits: 20 Knitted Garments and Accessories Inspired by the Southwest. The author and designer, Anne Podlesak, lives in northern New Mexico. I […] Continue Reading…
The pattern below includes some very simple ideas for making blankets for cats in animal shelters. I’ve put together yarn suggestions and stitch pattern recommendations to match the weight of the yarn (either bulky or super bulky). The blankets are dense to offer the cats plenty of cushioning for warmth and […] Continue Reading…
Falling in love with a new-to-me yarn is one of my favorite parts of knitting. This happened to me when I tried Dragonfly Fiber’s gorgeous Djinni Sock yarn recently. A blend of merino, cashmere and nylon gives it a wonderful hand, and the just-right ply makes for delightful knitting.
When […] Continue Reading…
You might remember I was working on some very special mittens for my best friend’s birthday. Here are the Cupcake Mittens, all finished.
The stripes on the thumbs add a jaunty flair, I think.
I like how the personalization worked out, with my friend’s initials and milestone birthday year.
I made some modifications. […] Continue Reading…
So what’s on my needles now, you may wonder? It’s more like what’s on my 10 needles…
A good friend of mine celebrated a landmark birthday recently. Knitting together is one of the pastimes we enjoy most. Eating cupcakes is another. (When we attend Stitches West together, we always make time […] Continue Reading…
From time to time I like to provide things for local charities that are close to my heart. You might get requests for auction items, too, so I thought it might be fun to share what I just finished putting together – maybe you’ll get some ideas for auction items […] Continue Reading…
Congratulations to Amanda in Merrill, Oregon, for winning the drawing for Romi Hill’s fantastic book, New Lace Knitting.
I love this book and will have my copy on my shelf for years to come. The designs are lovely and the patterns are very well written. There are quite a few […] Continue Reading…
I had a great time making the Virginia City Cowl from Romi Hill’s book New Lace Knitting. (You might have seen my recent review of the book.)
After admiring Romi’s patterns for years, I finally took a class from her at one of the knitting conventions. She is well known […] Continue Reading…
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY
In the knitting world, lace offers a romantic flair. Since it’s Valentine’s Day, I’m celebrating by giving away a fantastic book – New Lace Knitting: Designs for Wide Open Spaces by Rosemary (Romi) Hill.
Fans of Romi’s shawl designs will be happy to know that the book contains several delightful […] Continue Reading…
Now that it’s like this outside…
I’m getting a lot of use out of my Page Turner Throw!
The throw, made Quince & Co.’s gorgeous Lark, is holding up really well.
I love snuggling up in this as a plan my next few projects. One that I can tell you about involves kitties….lots and […] Continue Reading…
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