Oh Camilla!

Have you ever had a knit that you just couldn't shake?  You buy the pattern and realize you have the perfect yarn in your stash.  You nearly fumble your needles rushing to cast on. You find yourself at work wanting to sneak in a row or two here or there.  You go home and neglect … Continue reading Oh Camilla!

Orla

Just in time for the giving season! Orla (queue it up!) Size: To fit average headMaterials: 1 ball - MC - worsted weight,Spud & Chloe Sweater [55% superwash wool, 45% organic cotton] 164 yards, color Ice cream and 1 ball - CC - Lorna's Laces Shepherd Multi [100% wool] 225 yrds, color Fresh (one ball of the … Continue reading Orla

Gifting

Tis the season of giving and I'm starting early with this baby set.  One of my brother's closest friends in London gave birth to a baby boy early this November and I'm shipping this out to them to keep the lil' man warm during those cold London nights.   When I started knitting my brother … Continue reading Gifting

Pinterest

I have just been introduced to a wonderful new site by Lolly and I cannot get enough!   Pinterest is like a new form of Google Notebook (which perished not too long ago, tear). You can search the internets for your favorite things, "pin them" on your pinboard and then share them! I am a completely visual … Continue reading Pinterest

Sweet Sixteen

Ok, I know what you're thinking - another hat so soon!?  Where do you have the time to knit all this!? To be fair this hat was casted on way before my Meritursas workshop. I had been doing so much swatching and pattern scheming that I had needed a mental break. There was only so much calculating this … Continue reading Sweet Sixteen

Meritursas

I'm not sure what I love better - this gorgeous hat or the way Courtney Kelley says "Meritursas." Pattern: MeritursasYarn: Fibre Co. Canopy Worsted, 2 ballsNeedles: US 5 & 7 Raveled  I had the pleasure of taking a Fair Isle workshop with Courtney and Kate from Kelboune Woolens at Patricia's Yarns last Saturday. While I do know how to … Continue reading Meritursas

Swatching

I hardly, if ever, just take out yarn and knit "just to knit". Most people, like myself, are very end result driven.  We don't want to take the time to see how the yarn plays out on the needles before we cast on, we just want to make that hat, sweater, cowl, (insert knit here), rightthisveryinstant. … Continue reading Swatching