It’s amazing how much kindness I have seen taking place in our creative little world. As events around the globe canceled or postponed large gatherings to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19, one of the first large events of the year, Vogue Knitting Live in Seattle, had to postpone. This left the designers, teachers … Continue reading Proximity Hat
I was between sample knits when I decided to knit up a yarn received on swap into the Incrementale hat by Woolly Wormhead. I used this cool gradient yarn, Done Roving Yarns Frolicking Feet DK Gradients in colorway #15 Day's End. This is a great pattern with interesting construction and worked up quickly. The pom … Continue reading Incrementale hat
I love swapping yarn and stuffs on Ravelry and wound up with some Ella Rae Lace Merino Chunky in the descriptive colorway, 505. It turned out very nice as a cabled hat, Gather At The Pyramid, by Jiayi Kong. The pattern is free! My project notes include a couple of small errata as does the … Continue reading Gather at the Pyramid
I just finished an illusion knit scarf as a gift for a skull-loving friend. This was the first time I've tried an illusion knit, also known as shadow knitting. It's just knit and purl stitches! Illusion knitting is so named because when the piece is seen straight-on, the design is mostly hidden. But viewed at … Continue reading Illusion knitting
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
I got another super bulky Freia from the kind folks at Loops in Tulsa. So I was looking for something fun to make with it. It's Freia Ombre Super Bulky in colorway South Beach. Very pretty gradient! Coincidentally, I happened upon a Clover Extra Large Pom Pom maker at JoAnn and snagged it with my … Continue reading South Beach Pom Pom Hat
I had the pleasure of "meeting" Clare Devine through working with Lisa Barnes of LMB Designs. Lisa interviewed Clare in a recent newsletter and featured the hat patterns in her new e-book, The Tea Collection. There are 11 beautiful hat patterns designed for knitters with beginning to advanced knitting skills! When I expressed my appreciation for these beautiful designs, not only … Continue reading Chuy Everyday Brew Hat & E-Book Giveaway!