“Never go out of style”

“Never go out of style”

I’ve got a confession to make. I love Taylor Swift. …ducking… Her newest song, Style, has me feeling that James Dean daydream feeling … soft, casual, nostalgic feelings that never really fade, reminding us of those sweet moments of yesterday. It’s like home. Comforting. Timeless. Never going out of style. We knitters can name yarn like that, can’t we? Fibers and textures that we turn to again and again because it has a hold on our hearts as much as

Knitting Fresh Brioche by Nancy Merchant.

Knitting Fresh Brioche by Nancy Merchant.

I have never, and I mean NEVER, had a book cause such a stir of inspiration within my heart as this new(ish) book, Knitting Fresh Brioche, by Nancy Merchant. I mean it! Oh, I get great enjoyment, satisfaction, and pleasure from a multitude of books, videos, and patterns, but this one …. this one brought such a pitter-pat of heartfelt delight that all I want to do is master brioche the same way Nancy has. “I figured it was time to give

Stitch Play: A Subtle Leaf

Stitch Play: A Subtle Leaf

Tabetha plays with different yarns and stitch patterns pretty regularly and writes about her experimentation here on the blog in the categories: Yarn Play and Stitch Play. Join her in swatching and playing to uncover the delightful characteristics of new yarns and patterns!  I played with two decidedly different, yet equally spectacular yarns this week from Mrs. Crosby, featuring a subtle leaf stitch pattern. Columned eyelets stand out amid the fabric of decreases and stockinette for a result that is

Happiness Found with Mrs. Crosby

Happiness Found with Mrs. Crosby

I was reading the other day about how only 1 in 3 Americans consider themselves very happy. For you math nerds out there, that’s only 33% of us! I can’t help but wonder if those 66% percent ever thought about delving deep into the handcraft realm, such as knitting, crochet, or embroidery. Knitting has been all over the national news media lately because of the numerous mental health and anti-aging benefits due to its serotonin, dopamine, and endorphin effects (thank

Say Hello to a Golden Morning (with a giveaway!)

Say Hello to a Golden Morning (with a giveaway!)

There’s just something about the title, “Golden Morning,” that makes my heart sing. I’m reminded of the gentle glow that scrapes over the world as the sun rises before most are even awake. I’m lucky enough that I get to experience that overwhelming light because I’ve been a dedicated early riser for 466 days now. I know, specific, huh? It started as a lark over a year ago when I read a book called The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod.

Spring Ushers in Change in Unexpected Ways…

Spring Ushers in Change in Unexpected Ways…

Spring is finally stepping into the sun here in Colorado, displaying her glorious wares. Isn’t it funny how we look out at the tree in the front yard, the same one we see every day, and it is suddenly wild with colorful, soft petals. Just yesterday, I could swear it still dormant and dark from winter. Life likes to play those little tricks on us, I think. We might go about our day feeling stuck, resentful, hurt … and then,

Quick & Easy Freia Scarf (free pattern!)

Quick & Easy Freia Scarf (free pattern!)

Yesterday, I mentioned the easy scarf I whipped up on a whim – something for ME (for once). In fact, I knit this while watching the Super Bowl a couple of months ago, while the Seahawks and Pats battled it out. I used the the hot (seriously, even hotter than Katy Perry’s performance) Super Bulky by Freia Fine Handpaints. Here’s how you can knit one of your own! Tools I used Size US 19 (15mm) needles, 1 skein of Super Bulky

A Super Bulky You Need Today!

A Super Bulky You Need Today!

Sinfully lush, the new Super Bulky by Freia Fine Handpaints is a yarn that I just can’t put down! I know spring is nearly upon us (with summer shortly behind), but bulky is in, baby, and when you add in a mind-blowing color palette of ombre, you just can’t say “no!” The distinctive color options in Freia’s gradients are positively drool-worthy, easily nudging you out of your comfort zone with a mild transition here and there.  You’ll find that the variation