Do you like knitting baby blankets? Last year, I was asked to put together a little booklet of them and now it has been released! Blankies Just for Baby is a cute little collection of 6 easy projects, all made with worsted weight yarn. I even make suggestions on alternate yarns you could use, showing additional swatches in an alternate color scheme. It’s quite a handy book with fun patterns, easy charts, and fun learning opportunities. This was a super fun
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.
This has to be one of my favorite projects of all time, my new pattern, Bluestars. The yarn is positively squishy and divine, the color transitions just enchanting, and the texture … I just love it. It is one sample I will never be giving away! The entire knitting experience was comforting, a welcome respite to the chaos going on my life at the moment. I hope it does the same for you. That said, there are some unique stitches
In May of 2012, my first niece was born – the sweet, fabulous, curly-headed Eva (I mean, seriously, she has the most beautiful head of wild curls that I have ever seen). She’s quite the Diva, but I totally failed her. I had a baby blanket in the works. In fact, it was 3/4 of the way done when she was born!! It was a fun knit with lovely lace that was beautiful in the alpaca yarn, but then work,
Fée is a brand new shawl knitting pattern for you! It was SUCH a fun project to design as I entered in a unique realm of shawl construction and fun. I wanted to play with new shaping and while it looks complex, you’ll enjoy the progression of asymmetry that falls into place in a surprisingly natural way. The results are truly fantastic! Light, airy, delicate, like wings of a fairy. It wraps around the shoulders or neck just perfectly, making it
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
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
This sweet thing is nearly ready for publication…
I am a personal fan of all things uncomplicated, especially when the results are delicate, deliciously textural, and beautiful. Enter the lovely Shea Scarf. Didn’t my model, the amazing Lorien, do a fabulous job? 🙂 This charming little number is knit up in Knit Picks Diadem, an insanely soft fingering weight yarn. It takes only one skein (315 yards/288 m of yarn) and I would rate this perfect for the beginner eager to add a new stitch to the repertoire. No special
My oldest daughter is 8 years old (actually, she’ll be 9 in less than 3 weeks) and recently insisted we head to the yarn store so she could pick some yarn, “I really need you to make me a new top, mama.” I, of course, couldn’t say no to that! Apparently, my fiber calling has neglected the needs of my sweet girls, so I devoted time to knitting them just the right thing (yes, my youngest will be showing off
This little number was released back in September, but I figure it is never too late to show off a really pretty design. Right? I love working with Knit Picks and have long been a fan of their yarns, so it is easy to see why I remain excited about Genia Pullover. It is, in fact, one of my favorites! The Genia Pullover is worked flat with beautifully shaped set-in sleeves, the resulting silhouette is classic, fitted, and comfortable. Add
Want to see some more images from Subversive Socks? You can find more information at Cooperative Press or on the individual pattern pages over at Ravelry.