Warm Days, Cool Knits

Warm Days, Cool Knits

This book could not have come at a more perfect time! The days have been crazy here in Colorado with Seattle-like rain and snow on Mother’s Day … I’m itching for all things summery so I can remember the easy, breezy feel again! I have quite a few lovely linens on hand and when I look through the airy, beautiful patterns in this new book, Warm Days, Cool Knits, by Corrina Ferguson, I am inspired to pull them out! I’m quite

My Online Editor Gig (you know, in my spare time)

My Online Editor Gig (you know, in my spare time)

I love being able to share my knitting insanity with people and I try to get to it as much as I can here on the blog, but did you know that you can find me in a few other places, as well? In the Creative Knitting Online Newsletter, you’ll find tutorials, trends, and fiber-lovin’ commentary! In addition to my roles as wife, mother, knitter, writer, photographer, designer … I am also the Online Editor for their newsletter. It’s a crazy life

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

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.

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: 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

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

Busy at work…

I’ve been a busy, busy bee working on a couple of different things. Each will be making its way to you in the next few weeks, but how about a sneak peak at what I think might very well be the softest, most buttery yarn I’ve ever worked with…. mmmm…. FYI: the yarn is Knit Picks Diadem (Fingering). Oh, boy — are you going to think you’ve gone to heaven… Be sure to a) use bamboo needles because it is

Green Gable Knits

Joanna Johnson and her team at Slate Falls Press have never failed to enchant me with their previous publications: Phoebe’s Sweater, Phoebe’s Birthday, and Freddie’s Blanket. It comes as no surprise, then, they my heart wept with joy, delight, and memories when I read through their newest book: Green Gables Knits: Patterns for Kindred Spirits. Many of us, I am sure, fondly recall the beautiful writings of Lucy Maud Montgomery in her stories of Anne of Green Gables. The rich

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