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…
Just the right weight for springtime - I made a version of my Stefanie Moebius pattern from Knit Picks’ Wool of the Andes Sport. I used Woodland Heather and Sapphire Heather. I adore sport-weight yarn, which added to this project’s fun factor. I previously made one from Lorna’s Laces, and high on my [...] Continue Reading…
Into the capable hands of UPS
24 swatches, all carefully knit and researched.
19 questions researched, answered and referenced.
4 book reviews.
A paper on the History of Knitting, all researched and referenced.
A cute little Fair Isle wristlet – knit three times until I thought it might be acceptable.
An [...] Continue Reading…
Have you been following the Fiber Factor?
If you haven’t heard of it yet, it bills itself as ”a knitting design competition being held to find the next great knitwear designing superstar!” Twelve extremely talented contestants compete to win 6 challenges, with an overall winner receiving a trip to Germany.
The first challenge, called [...] Continue Reading…