I'm so excited to announce that my stashbuster cowl pattern, When Winter Winds Blow, has been published by Knotions! This means it's FREE and can be downloaded as a PDF from the Knotions pattern page here. Just click on the icon and you'll be able to either print out a copy or save a PDF of the pattern. … Continue reading Announcing When Winter Winds Blow Cowl FREE Pattern!
Remember I hinted at the end of a prior blog post that I was waiting to hear if my cowl design was accepted by an online publisher? Well, guess what! It was accepted by Knotions! Here's a sneak peek of my pattern, When Winter Winds Blow! The pattern will be FREE like all of Knotions' … Continue reading Sneak peek of my new design with Knotions!
I was trying to use this really cool yarn by Phydeaux Designs, Phydeaux Yarn Beurre: Superwash Fingering Merino Wool in colorway My Sweet Prince. I figured it would work with other yarns and colors in my stash, but it just wanted to stand on its own and shine, so I knitted it up with my pattern, Twyst … Continue reading My Twysted Prince
I saw Knitting in Wonderland's 30 Day Knitting Challenge posted by alexandknits and thought it was fun and interesting so I thought I'd post bits here and there when I was between projects. So, here goes! Day 1: What was your first finished project? I was asked a similar question by a Ravelry/Facebook friend of mine … Continue reading 30 Day Knitting Challenge – Day 1
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!
I love how this shawl turned out! It's made of Hedgehog Fibres Sock and Hedgehog Fibres Kidsilk Lace (mohair) in speckled colorway Exploding Peacock. I had these sitting in my stash from StevenBe's event earlier this month and thought they'd look great knit up as a Twyst shawl! This is what they looked like prior … Continue reading Hedgehog Twyst Shawl
Congratulations to Cynthia P. for winning the Twyst Shawlette pattern giveaway! Cynthia will be receiving a free PDF copy of the Twyst Shawlette pattern! Thank you for participating, Cynthia! Even if you didn't win this time, you can still be a winner and enjoy making your own Twyst Shawlette! Start your fun here. Thanks, everyone, for your participation in … Continue reading Twyst Shawlette Pattern Giveaway Winner!
I am loving Skirler's Twysted Parakeet on Ravelry! She knit it with her handspun from polwarth fiber. Isn't it lovely? And I loooove the tassels! She made it her own! What will you create with Twyst Shawlette? P.S. One last day to participate in the Twyst Shawlette pattern giveaway!
I have been saving my one skein (90 yards) of Malabrigo Rasta in colorway Aniversario for something special. Twyst Shawlette seemed to be a good idea. So here it is! I think it looks great! And with some aggressive blocking with my blocking wires, it grew from 38" from tip to tip and 12" at … Continue reading Rasta Twyst Shawlette