It's been a very long time since I've knitted a pullover for myself. According to my Ravelry notebook it was 2008 and the sweater was called "Cableicious". Since then I've opted to make cardigans, vests and a whole lot of accessories. I'm not quite sure what it was that made me want to cast on … Continue reading Camilla Pullover
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!
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
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
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
The trilogy of the fair isle hats ends with a beginning. After the workshop I began to think about the other fair isle knits I've done. My Flora hat has been a pretty popular knit on Ravelry. It was one of the first patterns I published here. I remember sitting at my desk and drawing all those vines … Continue reading Orla – reinvented.
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
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
Walking the hallways late one afternoon, I noticed a flyer for a new student group devoted to knitting. My heart lifted at the idea of the students coming together and sharing the craft that I loved so much. I expected the group to be a HS version of my regular Stitch n Bitch. There we would … Continue reading All it takes is a stitch.
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