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…
I love being able to follow my blog from my iPad and iPhone, using a simple click of an icon. Did you know you can add a custom AudKnits button to the screen of your Apple device? My brilliant webmaster Alex created a bookmark that shows how to do it:
Voila! I [...] Continue Reading…
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.