I was able to knit up samples (in a weekend!) for Lisa Barnes of LMB Designs for her newly revised patterns, Black Widow Spider Choker and Widow's Spider Web Wristlets. What's cool about them is that they use glow-in-the-dark thread! They are currently on sale for $6 individually, but if you purchase both patterns together, you'll save … Continue reading Black Widow Choker and Wristlets Sample Knits
Just finished another test knit for Casapinka, Zomboni. Casapinka's pattern, Zomboni, is a one-skein shawl, favoring variegated yarns. I wanted this one to be pretty awesome, so I pulled a lovely skein of Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere from my stash: Isn't it just lovely? It is 400 yds of fingering weight yarn. Colorway: … Continue reading Zomboni Test Knit
Last Friday, hubby and I went on a little road trip to Tulsa, Oklahoma. He wanted to try a new BBQ place for lunch and see some drag racing that evening, so it opened up the rest of the time for local yarn shop hopping! Of course, this post is about the yarn shops portion of our … Continue reading Yarn Shop Hopping in Tulsa
Have you ever had one of those really pretty skeins of yarn that you just HAD to have and then couldn't figure out what the heck to make with it because it's ridiculously variegated? Yeah, that's me all over. Here's a prime example of said yarn: Isn't it so colorful and pretty? It's Madelinetosh Tosh … Continue reading Third Time’s a Charm!
Not sure if you've heard of Vice Yarns. Elizabeth Inman (Lizzie)'s an awesome yarn dyer in Texas who dyes up some vividly colored and great-to-work-with yarns in her studio. A few months ago, she had a Kickstarter campaign to purchase some equipment to make her yarn dying business more efficient and so she could make … Continue reading Vice’s Kickstarter Petals
This one has pretty flowers! So I have new questions to answer and new nominees! Thank you, Katherine Riley of Cinquante Feuilles, for nominating me! Here’s how the award works: Make a post thanking and linking the person who nominated you. Include the Liebster Award sticker in the post too. Nominate 5 -10 other bloggers … Continue reading Bonus Liebster Award!
I finished a shawl that I started knitting in early August. I put it down because I discovered weaving and needed a break to let my elbow recover from the intense knitting that I've been doing lately. All Jilly's Eve This is another nice shawl pattern by Casapinka, called Mrs. Blandings. The name, Mrs. Blandings, … Continue reading All Jilly’s Eve
This is just a weaving project update and not a full-blown article. Sorry, folks, just not feelin' it right now. 😦 Casbah Scarf Wove an 8" wide scarf with warp and weft in two different cashmere blend yarns: Warp (the yarn that runs lengthwise): Skein Himalaya (80% Merino, 20% Cashmere), DK weight. Colorway: Make Hay … Continue reading But It’s So Brown