These are the final few hours of the Caracol Cowl pattern giveaway! The Details I am offering a FREE Caracol Cowl pattern to one lucky winner! You can enter once per day and there are multiple chances. You can get additional chances by commenting here and sharing on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to help me spread the news about … Continue reading Final Day for Caracol Cowl Pattern Giveaway!
I acquired a skein of Malabrigo's Mechita in Aniversario and decided it would be a great Sweet Anemone sample. Here's what the yarn looked like: You just never know what you'll get from a variegated. But this is what it came to be (with more photos and specs)! I love it! Look at the bright, … Continue reading Sweet Anemone in Malabrigo Mechita Aniversario
I finished the Scribblechini that I started in StevenBe's workshop at the Yarn Shop and More last weekend. I am very pleased how it turned out. The bulky yarn is Collinette Calligraphy in colorway 180 Salted Caper (100% wool). The two yarns held together are Mary Gavan Yarns Desert in … Continue reading Scribblechini Fini!
This is a continuation of StevenBe at Yarn Shop and More. Today was his workshop, Mix Your Six: A Game of Modifications. This workshop would teach us to free ourselves from following patterns in a traditional manner and mix it up with different yarns and techniques. I arrived early to get the best seat. The … Continue reading Mix Your Six with StevenBe
I had the great fortune to meet StevenBe at the Meet and Greet Trunk Show tonight at Yarn Shop and More for the first stop of his Midwest Tour! I ganked the workshop cover from the brochure: StevenBe brought many beautiful yarns and inspired and charged us up for tomorrow's workshop. You can watch my short 3 … Continue reading StevenBe Meet and Greet Trunk Show
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
I was curious about that ultra smooshy, contrasty stitch—the Brioche stitch. It looked intriguing, quite challenging. When my local yarn shop requested knitting class interest, I piped up asking about the Brioche stitch.The class ended up not being long enough for me to really get a handle on Brioche, so I set it aside to work … Continue reading It’s pretty. It’s smooshy. It’s hell.
I received this festive yarn in a swap, The Verdant Gryphon Odyssey in colorway Psychedelic Peacock. It's 100% Merino in a bulky weight. It was so wild, I decided to make the Aspen Ice Hat by Liat Gat of KnitFreedom. Psychedelic Peacock Hat Cute, huh? And I could use my handy dandy Pom Pom maker again! … Continue reading Last Hat of the Year
Another hat knitted from The Tea Collection of hat patterns from Clare Devine is off the needles! Firstly, the yarn. I used Vice Yarns' Floozy, a worsted weight yarn in colorway Oliver. The skein didn't look that inspiring at Yarn Shop and More, but I bought it anyway because I love Lizzy's yarn. As you can … Continue reading Rooibos Hat
This weekend, I had some free time to visit one of my favorite yarn shops in Overland Park, Kansas, Yarn Shop and More. Lots of knitted samples and nice displays. Cozy, yet roomy enough for events with lots of yarns to choose from. Upon entering the shop, a table of Malabrigo Rios and Mora welcome … Continue reading Yarn Shop and More