Polypore

Polypore
Leading the parade of accessory projects from our Mood Swings 2017 club, Polypore was a popular shawl right off the bat. With its intriguing hem shapes and deliciously wavy pattern embracing a crescent-shaped garter stitch body, this design was attractive to the color enthusiasts, technique junkies, and shawl lovers among us. Its ability to...

5 Knitting & Crochet Notions You Need

5 Knitting & Crochet Notions You Need
Notions are small items used to complete knitting or crochet projects more efficiently. They make the crafting experience easier so you can save time and enjoy the wellness benefits of working with your hands. Keep reading to learn about five notions every knitter or crocheter needs. 1. Project Bag Project...

5 Patterns to Knit This Summer

5 Patterns to Knit This Summer
Summer is as great a time as any to show off your handmade wardrobe. Focusing on lightweight designs and lace motifs allows the breeze to flow through and comfort to stay. Here are five summer knitting pattern ideas. Knit one or all five and share with your friends!  Nightingale Wing...

All Night Casino

All Night Casino
Last night I practically RAN away from the computer at the end of my work day. My brain felt like it had a fist squeezing it, for sure. I just wanted to get my hands on my knitting and finish my spades shawl. I had gotten quite far along on...

Brambler

Brambler
Ummm, where’d that come from? Heh. Yes, well I sat down last evening to swatch that cashmere/silk yarn the Lilith sent me and I did swatch the yarn. I’ve had my eye on this one stitch motif for a while, but it never worked that well in laceweight for a scarf. Here, I had some fingering/sport...

Swatch Out - Scarves Coming Through

Swatch Out - Scarves Coming Through
I know you all love swatching. C’mon, admit it—it’s fun right? no?? Hmm, you seem to love it plenty when I do it, and you can just watch—swatching as a spectator sport then, ok. Once the Snowflakes in Cedarwoods Lace Shawl was off the needles, I found myself in a weird state of mind and needing...

Little Nothing Scarves

Little Nothing Scarves
Lace is everywhere. These ghostly leaf shadows left behind by wet, molding oak leaves are not only beautiful, but the kind of imprint my brain obsesses over when I think about lace scarves. A little while back I was rattling on here about doing a series of Little Nothings—lace scarves...

Regrouping

Regrouping
All kinds of questions about schaeffer Anne; I love it! Anne C. says: Hey, my name is Anne, too (All Annes should get a couple of hanks)! Where is Little Knits?That yarn is sooo lovely.P.S. Completed my first-ever sock. Second is getting close to the toe! Can’t wait, it fits like...

Don't Put Your Hands in The Dye

Don't Put Your Hands in The Dye
See my nasty purple hands? That’s because I don’t follow my own advice. I always mean to put on gloves when I dye, but then the colors start to dissolve, and the yarn goes in, and before I know it, I am shoving my hands right into the dye bath. Yup, and...