A while back, I knitted a prototype for Casapinka, it became the Klickitat Street Cowl. I used 4 of the 6 colors in the Phydeaux Yarn Cachemire Amelie Mystery Mini Skein set and the main color was Indigodragonfly MCS Sock in colorway Sonic f$ ing death monkey. (Hey, I don't come up with these colorway names!) Both yarns contain … Continue reading Amelie Cowl
I wanted to knit something "different" and this fit the bill: Shard, by Romi Hill, gives an interesting and organic result that pretty much can be done without looking at the pattern after you get the hang of it. It requires at least one color within the colorway be 12-14" long to make the shard. I … Continue reading Hummingbird Shard Shawlette
Sometimes the things you seek are right in front of you. Case in point, I was trying to find a pattern I wanted to knit up with this beautiful Knit Collage Cast Away in colorway Pink Cactus. I purchased this yarn from Loops of Tulsa, OK. The uniqueness of this yarn makes it a tad … Continue reading Pink Cactus Caracol Cowl
I picked up this cool striped hat kit, 21 Color Slouch that included all 21 colors of Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok, from Yarn Shop and More as an impulse purchase because it was all over the internet. Between projects, I knit it up and was generally happy with the outcome. As you can see, it looks very nice. … Continue reading 21 Colors (42 Ends-to-Weave-In) Slouch
Just recently finished this lovely and warm capelet with Elliebelly Naiad Organic Merino Wool in colorway Bouquet. It is for sale in my Etsy shop here. The mock turtleneck and stretchy wide ribs are soft and comfortable and the organic merino wool is toasty and warm. Very feminine and pretty. Modified the FREE pattern, Eyelet Round … Continue reading Organic Merino Capelet
I was delighted to test Ann's stunningly beautiful cowl design with a cable and bobble inset, the String of Pearls Cowl. I knit mine with Madelinetosh Tosh Sport in colorway Vermillion. Ann describes it below: The row of bobbles, which remind me of pearls, nestled amid the center cable gives this cowl such a stunning look. It is … Continue reading String of Pearls Cowl by Ann Alger
Just published! Betwixt Mine Eye and Heart, a cowl for someone special ~ whenever they see or wear it, they’ll be reminded of your love and friendship. Inspired by William Shakespeare's Sonnet 47: Betwixt mine eye and heart a league is took, And each doth good turns now unto the other: When that mine eye is … Continue reading Announcing Betwixt Mine Eye & Heart and giveaway!
Noticing others posting their Best 9 of 2016, I hopped on the band wagon. In July of this year, I began publishing my own designs and tried my hand at a different tool, the Addi Express King Size knitting machine. You can find the ready-to-ship items in my Etsy shop here. And the patterns in my … Continue reading Best 9 of 2016
I hope the holidays have been good to you! During the Christmas weekend, I received some lovely Universal Yarn Uptown Worsted in Aqua and Steel Gray for Christmas and decided they would look great knit up into a When Winter Winds Blow cowl. This minty fresh, super soft cowl is for sale in my Etsy shop. … Continue reading Minty Fresh Cowl and Sale!
I'm having a clearance sale in my Etsy shop! From now through January 1, 2017, take 30% off all items in my Etsy shop, OrangeSmoothieKnits. Coupon code: SAVE30 is good through end of the day, January 1, 2017. Happy shopping!