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...

Father's Day Knitting Ideas

Father's Day Knitting Ideas
Father’s Day is just around the corner and there’s no better way to show him you care than with a custom, handknit gift. In our experience, men are irresistibly drawn to the natural shades of Bare Naked Wools—don’t leave without choosing one of our appealing yarns to ensure durability and...

5 Beginner-Friendly Knitting Patterns

5 Beginner-Friendly Knitting Patterns
 At Bare Naked Wools, all of our 400+ unique knitting patterns are designed by Anne Hanson who holds an exceptional reputation in the knitting industry. All her accessory patterns are provided with clear written and charted instructions for your convenience. Support the planet and small businesses by making your own...

Night of The Knitting Dead

Night of The Knitting Dead
On Wednesdays, I have two back-to-back intermediate classes, each having a core group of ongoing students. These knitters have delved into all sorts of projects over the last 18 months or so, building their skills and trying new knitting concepts. I like to be as free-form as possible with these...