I treated myself to some new yarn (she said innocently) from Quince & Co. This lovely little company has got a great aesthetic; everything (the website, the packaging, the yarn itself) has a subdued but sophisticated air about it.
Sigh, another thing to covet. Stitch markers and row counters for knitters and crocheters from Velvet Hippo. Sure, you can make stitch markers out of little scraps of yarn. Nothing wrong with that. We’ve all done it. But doesn’t your knitting deserve a little dazzle?
When you can’t decide which yarn to use for a new project, just use two! This free knitting pattern is coming soon, and is very tricksy. It uses slip-stitch cables (no cable needle required!) for a deceptively sophisticated-looking but easy-to-work pattern. And I’m double stranding this version with mercerized cotton and lace-weight silk/baby alpaca blend. … Read More
Call me a wet blanket, but I love the climate of the Pacific Northwest in the fall. Forecast calls for: mist, frost and a little rain. The colours (or colors, for most of you) are shimmering greys, greens, mauves, blues, and when the leaves start to turn, it’s pretty fantastic.
I’m a lucky tricksy knitter to have an in-house programmer. “Oh honey, it sure would be nice to have an online tool to make my knitting charts,” I said in passing. And voila, he has made a beautiful online chartmaker for me. But then we thought, this is too good for just one tricksy knitter: … Read More
I’ve noticed a few recycled or eco yarns popping up in the yarn store. Berroco’s new Remix line is a goodie, because it doesn’t just used “recycled” as a selling gimmick, it blends an interesting selection of fibers and shades.