Tab’s Fiber Fave: Addi Clicks

I’m a sucker for needles as much as I am for colorful or soft yarn. But, I feel like I don’t have to look much further than my fabulously amazing Addi Click Lace Tips. I love them so much, I have to rave a bit. Humor me. 🙂 I own both the Long and Short Tip Sets, as well as extra tips (because, well, I knit a LOT). I’ve put them through the ringer over the past two years and they

My Work Space

It was fun having a Q&A with Kara Gott Warner, executive editor of Creative Knitting magazine, about my studio space and workflow. We chatted about how I keep things straight, what inspires me, and how I flow through the work day. Go read that blog post and then come right back! I thought I’d expand on that a bit for you guys and show you the down-and-dirty details of my entire space. As an editor, writer, designer, and hobbyist photographer,

Tutorial: Charming Crochet Trim (perfect for Sophie Tunic)

I am not a crocheter (at all), but I tell you — the right crochet edging can give your knit piece a little extra-something that takes it from plain to “wow!” It did just that for my new pattern,Sophie Tunic (click HERE to see it!), adding a beautiful flair of charm and femininity! I wanted to take a moment to walk you through a crochet trim version that I call “Cute Loops.” I have no clue regarding the technical term, but it is

New Pattern: Sophie Tunic

So, my little girl begged and begged for a knitted piece. She went so far as to say, “I’ll pick out the yarn, mama, and let you take pictures!” Naturally, I couldn’t turn that offer down, especially when it is like puling teeth to get her to cooperate in front of the camera! Sophie, my sickeningly sweet soon-to-be-7-year old daughter, sat down at the computer with me and proudly chose a bright pink yarn from Baah! — Sonoma, a delightfully

Beyond K2tog & SSK

Beyond K2tog & SSK

Side note: This tutorial of mine originally appeared in the Editor’s Blog over at Creative Knitting. I’m a regular contributor there (on the blog, newsletter, magazine… GRIN!), so I hope you go check it out and support us! 🙂 Most of us are already familiar with the usual decreases: K2tog, that beautiful right-slanting decrease (and it really is the most beautiful decrease!), and Ssk (slip, slip, knit), the left-leaning opposite. These two workhorses have served us well when we’ve needed to work shaping into our

Tab’s Fiber Fave: Soak Wash

My Friday Fiber Fave pick of the week is Soak Wash. I seriously love everything about this company, from the fabulous owner and her team to the awesome products that increase the level of delight in my work.  Soak wash comes in a variety of divine fragrances (their newest scent is Fig and I love it so so much!), but that’s just the bonus to the simple, effective, and delicate clean that results when I use it. I block my

Giveaway: A Playful Palette of 10 Knitted Accessories

If you are anything like me, then you have a humongous horde of sock yarn (fingering weight). Sometimes, it just doesn’t want to be a pair of socks, though, and you struggle with finding a variety of things to knit with it. Enter A Playful Palette of 10 Knitted Accessories! This fun booklet is filled with easy pieces inspired by travel and offer all knitters gentle plays with texture, lace, and color. Fun, light, and carefree – perfect keywords. I think

At The Same Time — What Does It Even Mean?

At The Same Time — What Does It Even Mean?

Side note: This tutorial of mine originally appeared in the Editor’s Blog over at Creative Knitting. I’m a regular contributor there (on the blog, newsletter, magazine… GRIN!), so I hope you go check it out and support us! 🙂 When you start out on your first sweater pattern, you’ll quickly notice a little phrase, “At the same time.” For beginners, this can be a mysterious, confusing term, but we’ll break it down today. “At the same time” is exactly what it says; “something” will be