I picked up some Madelinetosh Tosh Sock at The Knitting Nook in Owasso, Oklahoma last year and decided to finally cast on a wide brioche scarf for me to wear this winter. The colorways are Pop Rocks, Toko and Onyx. My project notes are here. The pattern is Coffee at the Grand by Lesley Anne … Continue reading Coffee at the Grand for Me
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
I acquired a skein of Malabrigo's Mechita in Aniversario and decided it would be a great Sweet Anemone sample. Here's what the yarn looked like: You just never know what you'll get from a variegated. But this is what it came to be (with more photos and specs)! I love it! Look at the bright, … Continue reading Sweet Anemone in Malabrigo Mechita Aniversario
I finished the Scribblechini that I started in StevenBe's workshop at the Yarn Shop and More last weekend. I am very pleased how it turned out. The bulky yarn is Collinette Calligraphy in colorway 180 Salted Caper (100% wool). The two yarns held together are Mary Gavan Yarns Desert in … Continue reading Scribblechini Fini!
This is a continuation of StevenBe at Yarn Shop and More. Today was his workshop, Mix Your Six: A Game of Modifications. This workshop would teach us to free ourselves from following patterns in a traditional manner and mix it up with different yarns and techniques. I arrived early to get the best seat. The … Continue reading Mix Your Six with StevenBe
I had the great fortune to meet StevenBe at the Meet and Greet Trunk Show tonight at Yarn Shop and More for the first stop of his Midwest Tour! I ganked the workshop cover from the brochure: StevenBe brought many beautiful yarns and inspired and charged us up for tomorrow's workshop. You can watch my short 3 … Continue reading StevenBe Meet and Greet Trunk Show
Ply Magazine had their first annual spinning retreat this past weekend (April 21-24, 2016) at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City. I decided to check it out even though I'm not a spinner, but because YOU KNOW I love the vendor markets at these things! Here are photos of the vendor market. Vendors present were: … Continue reading PLY Away 2016
Ann flew in from Florida to attend Knitting in the Heartland (April 1-3, 2016 in Overland Park, KS) with me this year. We had an awesome time! Queen of Selfies, Ann Alger, and yours truly at the event We got to see Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's keynote address on Friday evening, then hit the vendor market so … Continue reading Ann’s KC Visit / Knitting in the Heartland 2016
I was curious about that ultra smooshy, contrasty stitch—the Brioche stitch. It looked intriguing, quite challenging. When my local yarn shop requested knitting class interest, I piped up asking about the Brioche stitch.The class ended up not being long enough for me to really get a handle on Brioche, so I set it aside to work … Continue reading It’s pretty. It’s smooshy. It’s hell.