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

Recognition at Patternfish!

Editor’s Choice! This January the editor of Patternfish newsletter became intrigued with a new technique I’m developing – a new way of putting knit and purl rows together. I’ve written three patterns using this technique and she featured them in the newsletter. Take a look! (Scroll down the newsletter a … Continue reading

Where does the time go! and I need a name for my shawl!

After much consideration and reading lots of replies. . . I’ve decided it to call it. . . Hannah’s Lace Shawl It has already been a week since Yarnover, and Hop, Stitch, and Jump! I planned on blogging right away about the fabulous time I had and the new friends … Continue reading

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

Knitting with bunny fur!

Last year while at Shepherd’s Harvest I bought some hand spun angora from  Cozy Rabbit Farm. I love this stuff! It is super soft, a dream to knit, and super warm. This scarf took 1.5 oz of this yummy angora. The scarf measure 38″ x 3 1/2″ and is so … Continue reading

mobius knitting

I finally tried Cat Bordhi’s method of casting on and knitting a mobius the long way. (as opposed to the short way and having to graft a seam) I learned from her video and then found her gifted pattern on her web site. I adjusted the pattern because this yarn … Continue reading

Good deal for knitters!

hello all my knitter friends, Have i got a deal for you! I recently designed a sweater for a new web site that sells patterns and yarns, Uptown Stitches. The owner sent me a message recently with a special deal. . . . no shipping charges on orders between now … Continue reading