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...

Atlantique

Atlantique
Can I just say—I love Atlantique! It is so soft, light, and airy. Perfect for warm weather and yet so practical for every season. In spring, summer, and fall it stands alone with sleeves or without as that piece you will wear again and again with shorts, skirts, jeans, and nice trousers. It...

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...

Skirtability

Skirtability
A real quick skirt update—I am getting ready to work the final 5 or 6 inches in the laciest pattern, and I am changing to an even larger needle to do so. That means it is a good chance to take a few photos! I like it! So far, so good....

The Start of Bare Naked Wools

The Start of Bare Naked Wools
“Give the Knitters What They Want!” That pretty much sums up why we created Bare Naked Wools.😆 Well, perhaps there’s a little more to the story... Bare Naked Wool's custom-spun artisan yarns are carefully curated by lifelong knitter & designer, Anne Hanson, to produce exceptional finished fabrics for hand knitters...

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...