I thoroughly enjoyed making these Lockhart Mitts, a Brooklyn Tweed pattern by Leila Raabe. I had some Lorna’s Laces Green Line Worsted in my stash, and was glad to find the perfect use for it.
Full of twisted stitches and a few little cables, it’s an entertaining pattern to knit.
I [...] Continue Reading…
A hearty congratulations to my husband Steve Ells for successfully completing National Novel Writing Month. The goal was to begin on November 1 and write 50,000 words or more of a novel. No small feat!
I can hardly wait for the novel to be published. It promises to be an [...] Continue Reading…
A few weeks ago the sheep were sent out to graze the fields harvested near where we live. I love seeing them every year!
Off to Work
You really outdid yourselves this time, leaving a record number of comments on the 5-Year Blogiversary Giveaway post. Thank you for your well-wishes and enthusiasm!
Congratulations to Pat R. in Arizona for winning this great group of goodies!
Thank you, again, to Chic-a, Patty Nance and Lorna’s Laces for making it [...] Continue Reading…
I like patterns that can be can easily evoke different seasons or moods. My ZigZag pattern from my book Reversible Scarves: Curing the Wrong Side Blues is like that. There are so many gorgeous self-striping yarns out there, it’s easy to whip out a scarf that is exactly right [...] Continue Reading…
I love getting a chance to work with new-to-me yarns. I had the pleasure of making two sample scarves from my book Reversible Scarves: Curing the Wrong Side Blues. Both used Frog Tree’s Pediboo Worsted, a lovely blend of machine washable worsted and bamboo. Here’s the first of the samples [...] Continue Reading…
It’s that time of year again – time to celebrate AudKnits’ anniversary. Five years is a milestone, and we’re whooping it up with a VERY special giveaway!
Do you remember my review of the very inventive book Bargello Knits? Or my raving about the gorgeous bags and accessories from Chic-a? [...] Continue Reading…
For me, one of the best things about knitting is that it provides a never-ending opportunity to learn something new. You might say I ‘m a techniques junkie! Through classes or books, I might learn a new variation on a technique I already use. Other times I’m exposed to [...] Continue Reading…
I first discovered Chic-a knitting bags and accessories during the recent SLO Yarn Crawl. Their trunk show at Nordic Mart offered up fantastic bags and needle organizers, all in the most delightful patterns! Here’s their line-up of pouches:
Chic-a uses oil cloth for easy cleaning and durability. My favorite thing in [...] Continue Reading…
On October 21st, the AudKnits website will officially turn 5 years old! It’s hard to believe all that has happened since its debut. There have been many personal challenges balanced out by the joy of my book Reversible Scarves: Curing the Wrong Side Blues.
As you may remember from years past, [...] Continue Reading…
I adore thick, warm socks to wear around the house in the fall. You may remember my Cushy Chroma Socks design. When I’m in the mood for a quick knit, this is the pattern I turn to. Knit Picks is always coming out with new colorways for it’s Chroma Worsted yarn, and [...] Continue Reading…
Five yarn shops in San Luis Obispo County have banded together to organize the very first SLO Yarn Crawl this weekend. Here’s the skinny
When: Saturday September 21 and Sunday September 22 from 10AM to 5PM
Where: The 5 yarn shops in SLO County
Why: To have fun, and get to know your [...] Continue Reading…