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 love how Ann Alger's Sweet Anemone turned out! She used Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Silk Single (75% Merino, 15% Cashmere goat, 10% Silk) in colorway Mermaid. Beautiful! Give this purl-free, stress-free, one-skein Sweet Anemone Shawlette pattern your special touch! Photos courtesy of Ann Alger
Do you have a growing stash of variegated yarns waiting to be transformed into something special? Have you jumped on the speckled yarn bandwagon but have no idea what to make out of them? Or can't find anything to make out of a lovely skein of semi-solid that has only 400 yards? All these precious single skeins … Continue reading Win this Sweet Anemone Pattern!
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
I had the opportunity to test another great shawl by Casapinka! Her pattern, Koi Pond, was created in affiliation with Quaere. This is my favorite shawl by far that Casapinka has created! I started with Vice yarns' Gradient Set, Sweet Transvestite (I don't make these names up!) and paired it with Zen Yarn Garden's Serenity … Continue reading Sweet T Shawl
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
Last Friday, hubby and I went on a little road trip to Tulsa, Oklahoma. He wanted to try a new BBQ place for lunch and see some drag racing that evening, so it opened up the rest of the time for local yarn shop hopping! Of course, this post is about the yarn shops portion of our … Continue reading Yarn Shop Hopping in Tulsa
Some have asked about my blog's purple-y gold banner. It's my Jewel fhp Shawl that I test knitted for Casapinka on Ravelry. I just love the colors in this yarn! It's Zen Yarn Garden Serenity 20 (the 20 stands for 20% cashmere!) in the colorway Jewel. Cashmere is my most favorite fiber to knit with. The … Continue reading A Pretty Jewel for a Rainy Day