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…
Even after making it a bunch of times, I’m still obsessed with the linen stitch scarf pattern I included in my book Reversible Scarves: Curing the Wrong Side Blues. I turn to it over and over when I travel because it’s a super-portable project and is easily memorized.
I love using […] Continue Reading…
I’ve been busy designing new patterns, but they’re not yet ready for prime time. In the meantime, I thought you might enjoy some wildflower photos. I’ll post one or two every few days.
Here’s a field of purple pretties. I don’t know what they’re called. If you know these, please leave […] Continue Reading…
A couple of weeks ago I reviewed the beautiful book, Free Spirit Knits: 20 Knitted Garments and Accessories Inspired by the Southwest. I’m thrilled to be able to give away a copy of this book. There are many lovely patterns to make, including some great sweaters for guys.
Let’s celebrate Memorial […] Continue Reading…
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…
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