With the recent fall weather, I long for squishy and cozy garter stitch knits. Why garter stitch? It’s simple, so you can enjoy a nice conversation with a friend or a good movie while knitting. And it’s almost like going back your roots. Ultimately, it looks and feels great, too!
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We’re in the middle of our Spring/Summer 2015 photo shoot right now (I can’t believe it!) and all I can think about is styling. Styling for the photoshoot (spring/summer style), styling for fall (what am I wearing?!?) and how to wear my beloved handknits with the rest of my wardrobe. This last one I find particularly difficult! Read more
There is a chill in the air today that has me desperately searching for my cozy fall sweaters and scarves. I’m already searching for a hat pattern to cast on my needles, too. Monday was “Make a Hat Day” so I’m already a little behind! I’m thinking a simple classic 2 x 2 rib hat for myself, but for those of you itching for a bit more funk and style, I’d suggest Orpheus! It is a seriously cool hat knit in Ultra Alpaca Chunky, designed by Norah. Read more
I have to begin this blog post by saying that Andean Mist is my new favorite yarn. It is so soft and fluffy without shedding all over you! When working on booklet #347, I designed Holman-Hunt - a large, rectangular shawl with an easy-to-memorize pattern stitch repeat. For those of you who are intimidated by charts, it is lace pattern with written instructions! Read more
This weekend I traveled up to Maine and explored Monhegan Island for the day. As always, it was beautiful with a foggy morning that turned into a bright and sunny day. I love seeing all the different people on the island – the working boats, pulling up traps and the artists tucked in the gardens or along the cliffs painting the landscape. Between the misty morning and all the beautiful people on their boats, I was longing for some wool in my hands. Everything was inspiring me to make. Read more
Steaming is a great and gentle way to finish your knitted garment or accessory. Just like wet blocking, steaming allows your stitches to bloom and the fabric to even. The benefit to steaming is that it takes less time to dry! You can block, steam and throw on your fabulous garment or accessory in no time at all. Read more