It's been almost nine years since my first day on the job at Berroco. I've enjoyed my time...learning, stretching, growing and spending time with all of you. And all that time, I've been commuting weekly between two states. Berroco is a great place to work, but I've been feeling the call to settle down and live in… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: À bientôt
I quit wearing my coat a few weeks ago. It's not that the weather was warm - far from it, actually - but I am simply done with winter. This time of year, sometimes a pair of hand warmers can make the difference between being cold and being comfortable. Small projects like mittens and gauntlets… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: Small Projects for Spring – Hand Warmers
Iceland is an amazing place. From glaciers to lichen cover lava fields, geysers to waterfalls, there is a new specactular view around every turn in the road. I was lucky enough to take a trip there about ten years ago. Here's a taste of the inspiring landscape John and I encountered (Thanks for the photos,… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: Icelandic Influences
Whether I’m designing or knitting for fun, my knitting choices tend to start with the yarn. I fall in love with the yarn first and the pattern follows. I find tweedy yarns irresistible and, this week, I’ve been hunting for the perfect pattern for a sweater's worth of Berroco Remix in the shade “Night Fall”… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Which comes first the yarn or the pattern?
Today, I am thinking about orange. My car: My grandson, Ollie, in this adorable orange Aran: http://www.berroco.com/patterns/diggory An orange gift to knit: http://www.berroco.com/patterns/bleddyn An orange summer hat: http://www.berroco.com/patterns/slice-ruffled-cap And of course, an orange themed giveaway!! (Not a great segue, but who cares when there's FREE YARN involved?!?) How to enter: Tell me what you love… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: Orange!
One taste of 40 degree weather and I think it's spring. I should have worn a little more to keep warm this morning! The truth is, it is still cold out there in a lot of the U.S. and - even if it is beginning to get warmer - sometimes a hat is just what… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: 9 Free Hat Patterns
I'm sure you've noticed that we've been featuring our spring '14 patterns since January while across the country it just keeps snowing and snowing some more. Who wants to think about lacy tops right now? I heard that it's colder in Florida that at the Winter games in Russia! Well, Emily and I like to… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: Winter Lace
It's that frenetic time again. In only a few short weeks we'll be photographing our next fall line. Every season I swear I'll cut back and not knit as much - especially at the last minute - but when it comes down to it, I can't help myself. We've got so many nice new yarns… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: Preparing for Fall ’14
Many of you have noticed that I make it a point to photograph sweaters from my booklets on a variety of body types. This gets a bit tricky since the majority of professional models are a size 4 and 5'10". Things have started to come around though and most modeling agencies now have plus size… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: Women Come in Different Shapes and Sizes
I always have so much fun at Vogue Knitting LIVE! This year, I decided to offer a new class on one of my favorite topics - designing cables. I began by sharinga lot of pictures and knitted swatches from my past designs. I briefly explained my process and then I challenged my students start designing… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: Vogue Knitting Live Cable Design Class