Do you dislike purl stitches? But don’t want to be bored knitting garter forever and ever? Do you have handspun, but don’t know what to make out of it? I have something that may interest you! Sweet Hearts is knit with one of those beautiful skeins of 350+ yards of fingering weight yarn that you … Continue reading Announcing Sweet Hearts Shawl Pattern Giveaway
Just finished another Hitchhiker shawl by Martina Behm. This time I used Julie Spins MCN 430 (80% Merino 10% Cashmere 10% Nylon) in colorway Lily. It turned out quite lovely and is soft! What beautiful colors in this colorway! This one is up for sale or swap on Ravelry here. On to the next … Continue reading Lily Hitchhiker
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
For Ravelry folks out there, I have some ready-made gifts that are available for sale or trade ("FSOT"). All details and trade values ("TV") are in the project description. My trade info is here (for Ravelry members only). The 60s Called and Wants Its Cowl Back Vignoble Caesious Koigu Prince Charming Headband Jack in … Continue reading Last Minute Gifts FSOT
I received a generous birthday gift from Ann, a beautiful skein of Julie Spins MCN 560. The colorway is Cottage Garden. Isn't it just lovely? This light fingering weight yarn is 80% Merino wool, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon and 560 yards (hence the name "MCN 560"). I was looking for just the right project for this … Continue reading Argent Shawl Finally Finished!
One of my favorite, go-to patterns, is Polar Opposites by Plucky Knitter Design. It's a free pattern and uses two very different weights of yarn, hence the name. Although the pattern calls for a bulky weight and a lace weight yarn, I used Aran weight and lace weight for my version of this easy, yet … Continue reading Polar Opposites Cowl