I love planning fall projects and love it even more when I am surprised by the creativity of a simple classic pullover with three not so classic modifications. Barnstorm by Joan Forgione, works a bottom up pullover with simple colorwork in Quince & Co.'s Owl and gives you a split hem along with a belled split cuff and what looks like a simple ribbing pattern on the neck, cuffs and hem broken up with an errant row of purls. This one is a keeper! www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/barnstorm... See MoreSee Less
18 days and counting. We will keep adding new vendors to the list until the day of the Festival. Spread the word, bring your family, bring your friends, pick apples and pumpkins, take a hayride, shop for yarn, fiber and other goodies and best of all, It's FREE! ... See MoreSee Less
Not ready to give up summer yet? Remember our beautiful wall of color in Juniper Moon Neve? There are some great combinations ready to wow for Carolldj's Cotton Lustre Wrap (thanks Andra and tntc on Ravelry) or the Livezey Wrap by Jocelyn Tunney.
What a stunning color work subject created by ducatista on Ravelry, in black and white fingering weight yarn. Her muse, Fair-Isle and Norwegian pattern books take a simple two-color palette to create a masterpiece. There is no pattern for this, only notes of 128 stitches provisionally cast on and approximately 690 yards each color and let your imagination drive. www.ravelry.com/projects/ducatista/contrast... See MoreSee Less
Timing is everything. This was the topic of discussion in last nights class. ... See MoreSee Less
Are the edges of your knitting loose and messy? Choose from one of these four solutions to make edges neat and tidy:
The special edition Arne & Carlos "Design Line" for Regia sold out in a flash. No worries, it's back! This time Regia has released the pairs popular line in smaller 50 gram skeins, so whether you are busy making their adorable Teddy or just working up a pair of socks (2 for most, 3 for a mens pair) catch it before it disappears. ... See MoreSee Less
We talked about how popular tweeds are this winter only last week and are so happy to have added Rowan Felted Tweed DK for this fall. This Italian blend of wool, alpaca and viscose lends itself to a soft semi-draped fabric perfect for Heidi Kirrmaier's Peasy, Churchmouse's Easy Folded Poncho, Brooklyn Tweed's Guernsey Wrap and the adorable Knit Sleepy Fox from Amanda Michelle (nevernotknitting's project shown))
Summer is slowly ticking away and the summer projects are making way for new fall knitting. ... See MoreSee Less
Summer is slowly ticking away and the summer projects are making way for new fall knitting.
What do you do while you are supposed to be doing paperwork? You let one click lead you to a blog site of pure excitement and the paperwork becomes a memory. Simple Lines by Simone Alexandra is quietly calling my name. I think I'll grab a few skeins of Isager Alpaca 2 for Sunday night's viewing of the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2. www.templeofknit.com/simple-lines-2-0/... See MoreSee Less