Liz of Kitterly asked me to knit up Maeve Scarf as a gift for a friend in Lux Adorna 100% Cashmere DK! The recipient is a 6'5” gentleman, so this long (100”!) scarf was a brilliant gift idea. Ordinarily, I prefer knitting in bright, pretty colors, but even though this was knit up in … Continue reading Maeve Scarf gift knit
I got to finish a sweater for Casapinka! Flat White is a pullover sweater with lovely Fair Isle detailing around the neckline. This one knit up fast for her trip to Edinburgh Yarn Festival this week! Casapinka is releasing a pattern per day that can be purchased separately or in a collection, Packing for Edinburgh, … Continue reading Flat White by Casapinka
Carla of PurpleLamb Fiber Arts asked to collaborate with me on kits featuring patterns highlighting her gorgeous handspun and dyed yarns! So here they are! Handspun Highlight Scarf and Handspun Highlight Cowl! Handspun Highlight Scarf is knit with Carla's Sparkly Merino Sock Weight in Lilac as the scarf body and her Handspun Mini Worsted Weight … Continue reading New Patterns: Handspun Highlight Scarf and Cowl!
I managed to lose the protective sleeve to my mini scale the other day. Bummer. But I found this cute Herringbone iPhone Cosy pattern by Brent Annable that fit my scale perfectly. I just knit it just as the pattern specified, but with some leftover yarn that I used for my slippers. This turned out … Continue reading Mini Scale Cozy
With some Madelinetosh Twist Light in Hi/Lo and Dirty Panther left over from the Provençal Shawl, I decided to start a small brioche scarf to work on between larger projects. Mrs. Zwaalie's Brioche Scarf is a free pattern by Nancy Marchant. It doesn't have any increases or decreases, so it's easier for a beginner to … Continue reading Mrs Zwaalie’s Brioche Scarf for me!
I posted previously about making slippers (for me!) and that I was going to make the men's version for hubby. The pattern is Options Slippers for Men by Kris Basta—Kriskrafter, LLC. These worked up quickly and fit well. I used Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash in colorways Red Wine Heather with Charcoal and Midnight Heather with … Continue reading Hubby Slippers and a Manatee
Last week, I was asked to knit up a sample of the new Casapinka shawl, Your Slip is Showing, for Dream in Color. Veronica at Dream in Color needed it for trade shows and a kit! She sent me these beauties! They are in her Jilly base, 100% Merino single in colorways (A-D): Bedtime, True … Continue reading Your Slip is Showing Sample Knit for Dream in Color
Miss Babs requested I knit up her beautiful Yummy Two-Ply in colorway Beach Chair for a sample shawl to be displayed at Stitches West coming up in Santa Clara, CA February 22, 25. The shawl pattern is Dragonfly's Path by Jennifer Weissman. And was an ingenious design with how it incorporated the beautiful cable border. … Continue reading Dragonfly’s Path Sample Knit for Miss Babs
I may have already mentioned . . . I never knit stuff for myself. I usually keep the rejects I knit, crochet or sew because they aren't perfect enough to gift or sell. Well, that's not the case with slippers! It's been hella cold here in the Kansas City metro and when it got below … Continue reading Slippers for Me!