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…
These sweet daisies are everywhere. They’re the best reason ever for not manicuring my lawn. I love them!
Celeste from California is the winner of the Free Spirit Knits giveaway. I hope she enjoys the beautiful patterns in this wonderful Southwest-inspired book!
These are one of those plants that make me marvel at nature’s strange adaptations. The flowers are contained under the hood. I can’t imagine how or why the plant evolved as it did!
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…
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…