This speaks to me of snowy woods, winter time, sleigh rides, and Little Red Riding Hood. You know, something that is just calling for you to make. I love the way it hangs in soft, loose folds around the body, the ribbing, the eyelet design, the Fair Isle work at the yoke and the adorable pom… Continue reading Ravelry Pattern Review and a W.I.P. Update
I now own my very first issue of Pom Pom Magazine, #14. I must say, I do love it. So concise, and just the right size to fit into your bag (6 1/2 ” x 9″ to be exact), as well as the obvious. It includes great patterns and articles such as the discussion of different breeds… Continue reading Pom Pom Mag Review, Issue #14
I’m sure you all have seen this style of hat that is most connected to what Andeans wear in Peru known as the “chullo” or hat of the Peruvian Andes. It is their answer to a stocking cap and was born out of necessity to protect themselves from the harsh winters in the mountains of… Continue reading Chullos Anyone?
Hmmm, if this doesn’t get you itching to starting stitching for fall I don’t know what would! Hi there! Ready to start those fall knitting projects? Or Christmas gifts? The yarn shop I work for has been getting decidedly more busy and mostly with knitters looking for yarn and/or ideas for Christmas gifts. There have… Continue reading Project/Gift Knitting Lineup
If you haven’t seen Twist Collective’s newest issue for Fall, then you are missing out. Here are the standouts for me: “Ballyfaron” by Luise O’Neill Stats: Both tam and cowl knit in Madelintosh DK in Terra (225 yds, 100% super wash merino) Techniques: knitting in the round, I-cord cast-on, Vikkel braid, and cables Ravelry page… Continue reading Review: Twist Collective’s Fall 2015 Issue
Hello everyone! How are you? I am so sorry for my blogging absence! I allowed life to get in the way, and that’s my only excuse. Anyone getting in the mood for some fall/winter knitting? I know I am. This is a good time to get out those w.i.p.s you’ve put to the side and… Continue reading Cochineal Yarn and a New W.I.P.
How do you like my somewhat crude setup? Hey it works, and we are having California weather right now where I live! So nice, not sure what I will do however when winter comes. But delving into natural yarn dyeing I am. In my dye pot: a skein of 75% wool, 25% nylon fingering weight… Continue reading a journey into dyeing