Tales of a Neutral Rainbow

As a maker and all around visual person, I find endless inspiration on Instagram. From knitting and sewing to cooking and home decor, it's easy to find lots to love. Sometimes all that inspiration can become overwhelming and noisy. But when it's good, it's really good.

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Of Silk and Wool

Here we have a birthday gift knit with some yarn I once received as birthday gift.  I call this good knitting karma! For my sister V, a simple yet lush and lacy neckwarmer: Yarn: Malabrigo Silky Merino in Archangel, less than one skein Pattern: Fern Neckwarmer by Sue Granfield (free pattern download, Ravelled here) Needles: … Continue reading Of Silk and Wool

Ishbel the Grape

Ishbel is finished!  I had enough yarn! I bound off the last of the stitches on Monday night, just before the season premiere of House, and put her in the sink to soak.  After a while, I pinned the shawl out on my yoga mat (a little narrow for this project) on commercial breaks.  It … Continue reading Ishbel the Grape

For the Love of Ishbel

Ishbel turned out to be one of those projects that was impossible to put down.  Once I cast on last Sunday, I was a knitting fiend, putting in some time on a row or pattern repeat whenever possible.  It must have been the perfect storm of yarn and pattern, because both were equally pleasing to … Continue reading For the Love of Ishbel

Detours, Roadblocks, and Expressways

I'm enjoying a quiet morning at home.  I'm sitting here at the computer with a cup of tea, thinking about the days ahead and all I have to get done in order to be prepared and/or productive.  What is that about?  Do you feel like you have a never ending To-Do List, and no matter … Continue reading Detours, Roadblocks, and Expressways

Free At Last!

That's my knitting bag. Empty. I tell you, making a list of all the things that are weighing you down, then systematically forcing yourself to deal with each item can be very productive. In about a week I have gone from 8 works in progress down to 4! Pattern: Spiderweb Capelet by Erin Weckerle from … Continue reading Free At Last!