When I first opened Amy’s book, New American Knits, I fell in love with the Van Der Zee Cloche immediately. I quickly added it to my queue on Ravelry and anxiously waited for the time to knit it. Although the yarn Amy used in her book is beautiful, I chose Berroco Abode in color #8802 (pattern requires 2 skeins) for my hat. Abode is perfect for the pattern! It has beautiful color variation and is incredibly soft, made of 100% merino wool. Read more
Posts from the ‘knitting’ Category
In the beginning there were blogs, (actually I think LiveJournal came first but this phase skipped over me). When I started knitting in the late 1990s the world was a very different place. Berroco was around of course, but we’ve changed too, keep reading for a brief timeline of some of the highlights of knitting in the 2000s:
Lissa Snyder knows that designing is a process – sometimes, a very frustrating process. From mismatched pinstripes to a run-in with a hungry kitten, her latest design truly tested her patience. Despite those and other problems, she kept knitting until she got it right. She says it’s now one of her favorites! Read more
Fall is such a magical time of year in New England. The trees fill with color, the streets fill with leaves, the weather has a bit of chill and Halloween creeps up on us. I was always told that Halloween is the one day of the year that spirits of the past walked among us. Easily scared as a child (…still am, really), I had to believe that most of these spirits were good even if they looked spooky. Read more
We like to joke that there’s a dividing line of color preferences in the design office. Amy and Emily are metaphorically (and physically, with our desk arrangement) on one side with their love of neutrals and classic earth tones, while Alison and I prefer jewel tones (Alison even has a pink streak in her hair) and follow a the-brighter-the-better philosophy.