Sutro Wrap

A new knitted love. Perhaps my favorite part of it (besides it's simplicty) is that it can be worn so many different ways. Tied above, draped below, or wrapped around the body. The yarn is Noro Kogarashi, a lovely silk wool blend. Buy via Ravelry or Craftsy. Wear madly and often.

Garter Stitch

Source: no6store.com via Margaux on Pinterest   When I see something like this on Pinterest I think to myself - this is SO easy and yet so stylish. (not to mention it's grey!) So of course I feel the need to knit one of my own. A simple garter triangle shawl - yarn is Kogarashi … Continue reading Garter Stitch

Red Rock

Hello Gorgeous. Pattern: Rock Island by BrooklyntweedYarn: Sundara SilkNeedles: US 6 Raveled  After knitting what seemed to be the longest edging EVA, this shawl moved along nicely. It helped that the knitting started out with the most amount of stitches. By the time I got to the garter stitch section it felt like I was running … Continue reading Red Rock

Emerald

Recently I have been anxiously awaiting the release of the new shawl pattern by Kirsten of Through the Loops called Lavalette.  She generously posted the pattern for free with the hope that if you chose to make it you will donate to Alzheimer Research.  Her goal is to reach $5000 by July 22nd, and at … Continue reading Emerald

Icarus

Do you remember a time when you discovered something new that you can't imagine having ever lived without?  For starters there's  indoor plumbing, refrigerators, cell phones, massages... you know the Must Haves.  In knitting it first showed itself in the form of cabling without a cable needle then learning how to knit continental.  I thought … Continue reading Icarus

Endings and Beginnings

It is June (well tomorrow it is).  The seniors are finishing their finals and will be graduating on Saturday. They having been toting around their yearbooks requesting last minute advice and best wishes to be written for them to reminisce over later.  The underclassmen are spending their last days getting ready for their exams and … Continue reading Endings and Beginnings

Swallowtail

This was perhaps the quickest knit ever!  Then again I actually just knit this and nothing else which helps with the speed.  I spent the weekend in Vermont with a few friends.  No skiing as there was no snow, but lots of fun outlet shopping happened which was followed by empanadas and a crazy game … Continue reading Swallowtail