Open work summer shawl

Open work summer shawl

Open work summer shawl knitting pattern Knit the body of the wrap with a size 5 and the borders need a size 8 or size to get the look you want. I used Misti Alpaca Pima Cotton & Silk solids and variegated yarn. Click here for FREE pattern on Ravelry....
Modern striped baby blanket pattern

Modern striped baby blanket pattern

Willa Blanket A new style of baby blanket that uses vertical lines of texture in combination with beautiful hues of superwash wool from Dream in Color. Vibrant hand-dyed hues along with an elegant stitch pattern accentuate the texture. The color nuances of the fiber...
Fire in the Hole!

Fire in the Hole!

It’s the bright, vivid color with the barber pole ply that keeps me returning to this yarn. That little corner of my stash is a kaleidoscope that coaxes my brain into keeping it around, if for just another attempt at working the happy color into a sweater—the...
Knit hand bags

Knit hand bags

Today I was reading the Knitting Daily blog where Kathleen is talking about knitted handbags.  Knitting Daily Blog–HandbagsAfter my felting craze where I made over a dozen felted bags and gave most of them away, I knit a couple of bags that didn’t require...
Big cosy cowl

Big cosy cowl

This simple pattern has been downloaded from Ravelry hundreds of times. It’s a quick knit, very warm and looks fabulous in a hand dyed yarn. Click on the link for the pattern download. Big Cosy Cowl Happy winter knitting!...
Lace yoke cardigan sweater

Lace yoke cardigan sweater

Here’s one from me: this is the year of knitting sweaters. At least that’s my plan! I have some beautiful fiber just waiting for me to give it a purpose. My first finished object under the new plan. The pattern is top down with a lace motif across the...
North House Folk School

North House Folk School

Today I’m heading to Grand Marais, MN to the North House Folk School where I’ll take two knitting classes. The first one is about knitting socks and the second one is designing my own ‘northern’ sweater.  Each class is one full day in the...

machine washed hand knit sweater

My cream colored sweater really needed a bath. Light in color and thrown on over EVERYTHING, it was starting to look a little dingy. From the beginning, the knitted fabric had more drape than what I preferred so I thought a run through the wash cycle would brighten...
multi-tasking knitting

multi-tasking knitting

This bag is chock full of knitting projects. Layers of projects that go back a while; projects that were started with great intentions but haven’t made it past inch 5. I keep piling it on, thinking I can do one more creative endeavor and now I feel swamped. I...
sweet tulip sweater

sweet tulip sweater

  Sometimes there are projects that are born with minds of their own. These are usually the ones with very special names attached to them. This one was given a nice name in the end. Originally, this project came to me via my sister-in-law and niece who bought it to...