Artistic Differences by Talitha Kuomi

Artistic Differences by Talitha Kuomi

One of my favorite yarn companies (Classic Elite Yarn) and one of my favorite designers (and 2014 contestant in the Fiber Factor), Talitha Kuomi, joining up to create a new book? Color me delighted!! We are all so very different, with varying ideas of style, design, and fashion. In Artistic Differences, Talitha spins her imagination and skill into projects that emphasize how special diversity really is. [bctt tweet=”Talitha Kuomi spins her imagination and skill into projects that emphasize how special diversity

Fiber Fave: Yarn Pop

Fiber Fave: Yarn Pop

You guys! I’ve discovered one of the cutest bag companies that I am absolutely in love with: Yarn Pop! I was definitely drawn in by their charmingly contemporary designs, but I stayed for the sturdy canvas, beautiful construction, and great quality. They have so many different project-based bag configurations that fit all sorts of styles. I can see using quite a few, such as the Single Bag for individual projects, and perhaps using one of the larger bags as a

Fiber Fave: Everyday Lace by Heather Zoppetti

One of my very good friends, the infamous Heather Zoppetti, is debuting her first knitting book, Everyday Lace: Simple, Sophisticated Knitted Garments! It’s an exciting time because every ounce of blood, sweat, and tears from her tiny frame went into this collection; hard work really does pay off! I think you are really going to like this book.  Everyday Lace: Simple, Sophisticated Knitted Garments has a variety of projects for every type of knitter – small, easy pieces for the instant-gratification

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

The Shape of Knitting

I was given the awesome opportunity to review this book by Lynne Barr. Let me just say that it has resulted in a major “wow” from me and I haven’t been able to put it down. Barr, author of two other innovative books, has developed a fascinating course in shaping flat knitting into wonderfully dimensional, visual, and almost 3-dimensional pieces with many techniques that we already know: cast-ons, bind-offs, increases and decreases, and short rows. In The Shape of Knitting, she goes into great