Winding Diamonds

Winding Diamonds
Here’s a pretty sock for those first days of fall, when you want a little warmth on your toes, but not too much. It has to go with work clothes, and those new flats you just love. and the new heels. Shown here in Spritely Goods Sylph, colorway, Eaving. To purchase pattern or...

Moss Don't Grow

Moss Don't Grow
I haven’t talked about the moss green shawl in a while, but I have been working on finishing it. Got some done Sunday when Kris came over to knit. It’s really, truly almost done, but it’s at the slow stage, where a few rows takes an hour and makes little difference in...

Distract-Yarn

Distract-Yarn
Main Entry: dis·trac·tionFunction: nouna : Diversion of the attention b : Mental derangementc : Extreme mental or emotional disturbance; obsession I realized just now (ok, hey, I’m a late starter) that I often get distracted from knitting by yarn. (Ha! Just knitting? The rest of my life is rolling about the floor laughing.)...

Sculling

Sculling
Sculling is a cowl design in three sizes, two of which can be knit with 400 yards or less of fingering weight yarn. The fabric is light and lofty with both openwork and deep texture to make it a standout accessory with function and versatility. It can be warm when you want it...

Horn of Plenty Cowl

Horn of Plenty Cowl
It’s my first pattern release of the new year! I wanted to start the year off strong with an eye-catching colorwork piece. After bingeing Emily in Paris and seeing the high fashion accessories featured in the show, I knew I wanted to bring that trendy and youthful taste into my...

Brokebottom Hollow

Brokebottom Hollow
I might have mentioned before that my husband adores handknit socks. He wears them exclusively all winter long. I’m pretty sure that if he’s not wearing handknit, he’s barefoot. Actually, he wears them to death. For years he has been insisting that there must be a way to fix broken socks. That the tops...

The Magic of Special Yarn

The Magic of Special Yarn
Yards of baby spice fingering yarn; yummm. While I was at it this week, I also spun some sock yarn to get ready for the ManSock marathon. It’s a blend from a local producer, of fiber from her motley herd of Icelandic cross sheep, a lama, and some mohair goats (yeah, it’s tough...

Wheel Of Fortune

Wheel Of Fortune
3 years ago, if asked about handspinning, I would say, “who the heck would want to spin their own yarn?” That is, if I could stop laughing long enough to say it. I had just moved from NYC, where the just the thought of finding space for a spinning wheel in my apartment...

I'm in a Meeting

I'm in a Meeting
Even if I didn’t work at home, I think my desk might look like this. Ok, maybe one less pair of socks. When I commuted to a job, I always had knitting handy for traveling, and to pick up during downtime and meetings. It is how one gets things done! Well, this...