Finished: Pi Shawl

I finished knitting the Pi Shawl I started in March. It was a big project that took a little more than a month to knit. I wasn’t providing updates along the way because they would have mainly been, “Still knitting!” LOL Here is the unblocked shawl. You probably can’t tell from this picture, but it…

New book: Noro Kureyon—The 30th Anniversary Collection

Did you know that 2018 is the 30th anniversary of Mr. Noro creating Kureyon yarn? Well, if you didn’t before you probably guessed from the title of this blog post! A hardcover book has been published to celebrate this wonderful yarn. The official publication date is April 18, but we already have it in the…

New Yarn: Knitting Fever Painted Cotton

We have a new cotton yarn for Spring/Summer that I think you are really going to like. (If you follow us on Instagram you had a sneak peek of this yarn back in February.) Knitting Fever brand “Painted Cotton” is 357 yards of 100% Cotton goodness. This DK weight yarn is not mercerized, so it has…

Mmm, Pi Shawl

I have been knitting the Pi Shawl pattern from the Elizabeth Zimmermann book “Knitter’s Almanac”. The book has three versions of the shawl: A plain shawl, a shawl with concentric circles, and a shawl with three lace patterns. I decided to go all-in and knit the three lace version. I’m using my ball of Ella…

Oh, Fudge!

Be honest. What do you do when you’ve discovered a mistake many rows below where you are currently knitting? I suppose your answer will be something like, well it depends how small the mistake is and exactly how many rows past it I am. (Good answer, by the way.) Your response might even depend upon…

New Yarns: Glorious Gradients

We have two beautiful new gradient yarns arriving in yarn shops for your Spring/Summer knitting and crocheting. They are similar, but also quite different. First is Ella Rae brand “Rustic Lace Quad“. This fingering weight yarn is a 75% Lambswool, 25% Silk blend. This yarn is certified organic and from non mulesed wools. As you…

Winter Technique Musings

My “Breathless Wrap” is off to a roaring start! I’ve knit all of five rows on the swatch. LOL I’m not sure what has been cutting into my knitting time. Winter is the perfect time to hunker down and work on a complicated project like the “Breathless Wrap.” In the spring I might be outside…

Twist Collective: Thunderbolt Pullover

Have you seen the new issue of “Twist Collective“? Twist Collective is an online-only knitting magazine. As with knitting magazines you can get in print form, this one has articles and beautiful patterns you can knit. Except, it is all online. No need to go hunting for it in the magazine rack. The January 2018…

Picking Projects

How do your organize your knitting and crocheting to-do lists? How do you select the next project you are going to make? My brilliant idea of pulling a pattern name out of a hat to select my next project might not be compatible with my personality! After I finished my “Selina Cardigan” over the weekend…

Finished: Selina Cardigan

It has been a year and a week in the making, but I finished my Selina Cardigan! My first finished project of 2018. Of course it wasn’t a year of hands-on knitting. As I admitted in my last post, this project got put aside for many months last year. But once I returned to it…

New Noro: Nishiki

The new yarns for Spring/Summer 2018 are starting to arrive in yarn shops. First up is NORO “Nishiki“. This worsted weight yarn is a 77% Cotton, 23% Polyamide blend. That’s right, another NORO yarn that doesn’t contain wool! As you can probably guess from the fiber content, Nishiki is wonderfully soft. It will be great…

New Year Yarn Goals

Did you set any knitting or crocheting goals for 2018? Maybe a project you want to finish or a technique you want to learn. Or even just devoting more time to your crafts. There was a meme going around on New Year’s Day that said “May 2018 be the year you finish the projects you…