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

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On The Needles: An Update

A shift has occurred in my knitting this week.  I went from unsure about what to knit next to over-concerned about completing a few Christmas gifts.  This is why I didn't want to knit for anyone this year!  I will admit that it feels very nice to have my knits requested by people, it also … Continue reading On The Needles: An Update

Owl Cowl & Neckwarmer

Introducing 2 free patterns!  And it's already on Ravelry, so queue it up! This simple stitch pattern can be worked flat or in the round to create 2 different pieces.  It uses less than one skein of Malabrigo and knits up fast. (yarn shown: Naturally Handknit Me by Nashua) Materials: Malabrigo Merino Worsted, 1 skein … Continue reading Owl Cowl & Neckwarmer

Anything but Knitting…

In a strange turn of events, I find myself in the unusual position of procrastinating working on my craft fair knitting.  It's 9:30 in the morning and I have been baking, cleaning, and doing laundry.  Not knitting.  Anything but the knitting for just another hour or two, please!  So here I am, blogging.  Thing is, … Continue reading Anything but Knitting…

Ribbed for Your Warmth

I am still hard at work on my collection of neckwarmers, neck socks, cowls, and little scarf thingies for the upcoming craft fair.  Only 10 days to go--yikes!  This is one of my new designs, born out of a desire to knit something simple and quick but with some visual interest.  Inspired by the subtle … Continue reading Ribbed for Your Warmth

It’s Raining Yarn

It's a darn good thing I took the photos for this post a couple of days ago.  When I took them, the weather was that perfect autumnal combination of sunny and crisp, with a slight breeze sending the scent of dry leaves through the air.  Today, on the other hand, is a grim, soggy mess.  … Continue reading It’s Raining Yarn

Garter Stitch Neck Sock

I have been working feverishly on new neck warmer and cowl designs.  A few have turned out great, others have been frogged, and still more are in my head waiting to be knit.  Last week I was frustrated when, after what seemed like endless hours of knitting, I had no finished objects.  So I decided … Continue reading Garter Stitch Neck Sock