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
Today I'm highlighting this brilliant idea by my friend, Ann Alger, who was happy to share this with you . . . Take it away, Ann! Do you have some beautiful shawl pins lying around that you would like to display but aren’t sure how? Here is a quick and easy idea with great results! I … Continue reading Ann’s Shawl Pin Display
Fuzzball (and Ann) wanted me to let you know that he's pretty much back to normal now. (Ann says he's more lovey-dovey, though!) Fuzzy's enjoying his tasty new food without mom's help and drinking lots of water. Plus, he's aiming better in his litter box and no more accidents, too! (Ann: 😊) "Thanks to all … Continue reading Fuzzball says “Meow!” (Translated: “Thank You!”)
Ann and I were so amazed at the generosity of so many wonderful people in the fiber community who helped her out with Fuzzy's surgery expenses! She has received a huge outpouring of kindness in the form of yarn purchases and monetary donations that now her stress level is low enough that she can concentrate … Continue reading Fuzzball Update ~ Generosity Overwhelming!
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!
If you're looking for something quick to knit up that you can take on a road trip or to knit night, I have a pattern for you! Ann Alger's Steampunk River Shawlette! I used Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere for this one. It's 70% Merino, 20% Cashmere and 10% Nylon in colorway Celebrating the Games … Continue reading Steampunk River Shawlette Test
The lovely and talented, Ann, who visited from Florida for Knitting in the Heartland, just published The Slipped Stitch Shawl and I was able to test knit this beauty for her. The Slipped Stitch Shawl can be purchased at Ravelry here. The main yarn is Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Silk Single in Charcoal and the … Continue reading Slipped Stitch Shawl Test