New Infinity Scarf design

I’ve finally figured out what to do with this beautiful Rovings, polwarth/silk blend yarn that I’ve had in my stash for years! I love this yarn but just couldn’t come up with a garment I thought would work that I would actually wear for this yarn. I thought about a … Continue reading

New white hat

A friend of mine asked for  a white knit hat to wear during Yoga class. . . that was a while ago and the conference is coming up soon. here are my thought: somewhat open stitches lace – like but not girly lace-like stretchy length is to top of ears … Continue reading

Saami Mittens

I’m  so excited to take class with Beth Brown-Reinsel class at the Yarn Over event sponsored by the Minnesota Knitters Guild. I’ve been a member for many many years and have loved attending class at this one day event. This year I’m taking a full day class on Saami Mittens. … Continue reading

Striped Socks

I finished these socks in 3 days!! I’m celebrating a friend’s birthday tonight (Friday)  and on Tuesday I thought how lovely it would be to give him a pair of hand knit socks. . . so here they are. . . on my old feet. I used Harrisville Designs Highland … Continue reading

Knitting enthusiasm still strong

It has been ages since I’ve blogged. . . okay, only about 18 months. ..but that is ages in “online” time. I’ve been busy knitting – – – AND – – – learning how to play Cajun accordion. Learning to play the accordion is cutting into my knitting time, but … Continue reading

A great cast on when starting at the top

I love to knit mittens and hats from the top down! Starting at the top provides me the opportunity to keep trying it on as I go. . . and my projects always turn out the right length. Here is a video of a really nice cast on that I … Continue reading

It’s a race! Cold weather vs. finished pullover.

I love the local library! I found a gem of a book titled,”Latvian Dreams, Knitting from Weaving Patterns” by Joyce Williams. It was full of charts with geometric designs. The sweater patterns in the book were fashioned after the gansey, very little shaping, with the focus on the two color … Continue reading

Shepherd’s Harvest is just around the corner!

I have been having fun with a new knitting pattern I’m developing. I’m not going to say that I’m the only one who has thought of it, but I haven’t seen it before. The concept is very simple: using two different colors of yarn, knit one row on a circular … Continue reading

New Freeform sweater

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. So much to be grateful for this year! – new roof, new old car that runs better than the last old car – old dog still bouncing around the house and lots of family and friends! And of course lots of knitting projects! Here is the progress … Continue reading