I recently tested Ann Alger's Peacock Lines Shawl pattern. This is an easy project for traveling and socializing with family this holiday season! I used Republic of Wool's Twist Fingering in colorway To the Juring Room and House of a la Mode Fancy Fingering in colorway Star Light, Star Bright. What a fun combination! Here's … Continue reading Ann’s Peacock Lines Shawl
Just a quick update on what I've been making and what's available in my Etsy shop for sale for quick holiday gifts. Please visit there and share if you can—sales in my Etsy shop and pattern store help me continue creating. Many thanks! Machine Knitting I finished up some quick cowls on the Addi Express … Continue reading Hand and Machine Knitting
I'm so excited to announce that my stashbuster cowl pattern, When Winter Winds Blow, has been published by Knotions! This means it's FREE and can be downloaded as a PDF from the Knotions pattern page here. Just click on the icon and you'll be able to either print out a copy or save a PDF of the pattern. … Continue reading Announcing When Winter Winds Blow Cowl FREE Pattern!
I had some Malabrigo Rasta super bulky yarn in my stash that I thought would look great knit up in my Caracol Cowl pattern because it was short on yardage, 80.4 yards, instead of 90 yards. My project notes are here. It worked up very well and looks great! This little bandana-style cowl looks great … Continue reading Glazed Carrot Cowl
I was trying to use this really cool yarn by Phydeaux Designs, Phydeaux Yarn Beurre: Superwash Fingering Merino Wool in colorway My Sweet Prince. I figured it would work with other yarns and colors in my stash, but it just wanted to stand on its own and shine, so I knitted it up with my pattern, Twyst … Continue reading My Twysted Prince
I couldn't resist crocheting Maryetta Roy's Lost Souls Skull Shawl! It was such an easy and fun project! My pattern notes are here. Universal Yarn Uptown DK is 100% acrylic and was very easy to work with and super soft. Conveniently machine washable and dryable as well. I don't do costumes, so this one is … Continue reading Halloween Skull Shawl
I've not been posting much because I was working on a cowl design that I hope to have published soon with an e-zine. I hope to have more info about that if it's accepted in the next few weeks! In the meantime, I finished three projects this weekend. First, my Yak Twyst Shawlette. Knit with Artfibers Yaqui in … Continue reading Still Stashbusting
Please help a fellow knitter! My buddy, Ann Alger, who visited me this past April for BBQ and Knitting in the Heartland, is having an emergency yarn sale to help pay for the five-hour kidney stone surgery her sweet fur baby, Fuzzball, had yesterday. Here's Fuzzy when he didn't have kidney stones. Here's Fuzzy's x-ray … Continue reading Kitty Kidney Stones = Emergency Yarn Sale!
I love how this shawl turned out! It's made of Hedgehog Fibres Sock and Hedgehog Fibres Kidsilk Lace (mohair) in speckled colorway Exploding Peacock. I had these sitting in my stash from StevenBe's event earlier this month and thought they'd look great knit up as a Twyst shawl! This is what they looked like prior … Continue reading Hedgehog Twyst Shawl
I have been saving my one skein (90 yards) of Malabrigo Rasta in colorway Aniversario for something special. Twyst Shawlette seemed to be a good idea. So here it is! I think it looks great! And with some aggressive blocking with my blocking wires, it grew from 38" from tip to tip and 12" at … Continue reading Rasta Twyst Shawlette