Fun with Fair Isle Color Knitting

I have a great collection of mitten and sock pattern books that I love to page through and look at the designs. Sometimes I crave a small knitting project in color work but I don’t want to spend the time it takes to knit a pair of mittens or socks. … Continue reading

Look what I found in my closet!

I was rooting around in my yarn boxes the other day and found this sweater that I knit TEN years ago! The poor thing needed one sleeve sewn in and the collar knit. Lucikly there was a partial skein of each of the yarns left in the box with the … Continue reading

Knitting soars at the Olympics

One of my indulgences in life is to get and read the Sunday NY times newspaper. The magazine section on Feb 7th featured a photo portfolio of Olympian hieghts by RyanMcGinley that was awesome. Photos of skiers, snowboarders and skaters as they are airborn AND wearing knits. Check it out.

New lace shawl

I’ve been working on this lace shawl for a while. Here is the first one I knit in linen. I used size 9 needles and it is very airy and light! I’m trying to decide if I should dye it or not. I’m thinking of maybe dying it a dark … Continue reading

Garter Stitch Borealis Wrap

I wanted something fun and easy and colorful to knit. I worked up this wrap using two strands of silk. I also did a few rows in Glace from Berrocco and then some novelty yarns that I had in my stash. Unfortunately the labels were lost long ago. The dark … Continue reading

Finally a new knit scarf for me!

I found this pattern on Ravelry and just had to knit it! The pattern is written in German and, not being fluent in German, I had to follow the charts. Luckily I knew enough crafting terms to realize there is some crocheting to this scarf/shawl as well. I had a … Continue reading

Tree Hugger on Patternfish

I am so excited I can hardly stand it! I have another pattern posted on Patternfish. . .now available in downloadable .pdf format! This is my treehugger neck cuff or cowl or neck warmer, whatever you want to call it.  If you like a bit of a challenge try this … Continue reading

Patterns at Patternfish

WooHoo! You can now purchase my patterns on line at Patternfish.com. I have my Noteworthy Fingerless mitts pattern up and ready to buy. I’m adding all my available patterns as I have time to do so. Patternfish is a really cool site. It has over 4000 patterns for sale and … Continue reading

Freeform Knit Vest

Well, I’ve finally finished this vest. . . it was meant to be a jacket but I didn’t like how the sleeves looked on it. But it is really comfortable and fun as a vest. The base yarn for this vest is knit in garter stitch swatches in yarn I … Continue reading

Another pair of noteworthy mitts (fingerless that is)

A lovely guitar playing friend of mine ordered a pair of my mitts. . . I’ve made quite a few pair of these and always in wool. However, my friend is allergic to wool. So I just jumped in and decided to knit them in cotton. I knit these fingerless … Continue reading