I really enjoyed test knitting Raina Kruus’ Chess Shawl with the other lovely test knitters last month. The yarn is Dream in Color Jilly Cashmere in colorways Whetstone and Velvet Port. The shawl is warm and squooshy and the pattern was a delight to knit. It came out to a good size, too. My project … Continue reading Chess Shawl
I recently finished designer Jennifer Shiels Toland's KAL (knit-along) for her Bubbly Brioche shawl. This was a 5-week knit-along where each Thursday she released a section of her pattern to her participants with pattern prizes at the end of that week. At the end, one the finished shawls received the grand prize, $75 to spend … Continue reading Bubbly Brioche
Veronica of Dream in Color contacted me a few months ago asking if I'd knit up a sample of Carroll Park by Lynn Di Cristina with her really, really smooshy Classy with Cashmere! This beauty is knit in colorway Fable. My project notes are here. Such a pretty spring green! The pattern was easy to … Continue reading Carroll Park for Dream in Color
Liz of Kitterly asked me to knit up Maeve Scarf as a gift for a friend in Lux Adorna 100% Cashmere DK! The recipient is a 6'5” gentleman, so this long (100”!) scarf was a brilliant gift idea. Ordinarily, I prefer knitting in bright, pretty colors, but even though this was knit up in … Continue reading Maeve Scarf gift knit
I had one skein of Zen Yarn Garden Serenity 20 in one-of-a-kind colorway Mermaid, so I knit up a very pretty scarf for my Etsy shop. Made of 70% Merino 20% Cashmere and 10% nylon, this scarf is very squishy and soft. The pattern is Vertical Drop Stitch Scarf by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas and … Continue reading Vertical Drop Stitch Scarf
A while back, I knitted a prototype for Casapinka, it became the Klickitat Street Cowl. I used 4 of the 6 colors in the Phydeaux Yarn Cachemire Amelie Mystery Mini Skein set and the main color was Indigodragonfly MCS Sock in colorway Sonic f$ 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
Congratulations to Mulch and More Craft for winning the Betwixt Mine Eye and Heart pattern giveaway! Mulch and More Craft will be receiving a free PDF copy of the Betwixt Mine Eye and Heart pattern! Thank you for participating! Even if you didn't win this time, you can still be a winner and enjoy making your … Continue reading Betwixt Mine Eye & Heart Giveaway Winner!
Only a few minutes left to participate in the giveaway for a FREE Betwixt Mine Eye and Heart cowl pattern! See the details here. Remember, if you purchase one of my patterns here, you'll get FIVE entries in the giveaway! Also, if you purchase my Betwixt Mine Eye and Heart pattern, but win the giveaway, I'll … Continue reading Just a few minutes left!
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!