Quince & Co Yarn

Quince & Co Yarn

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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. 

Velvet Hippo Stitch Markers and Row Counters

Velvet Hippo Stitch Markers and Row Counters

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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? 

Sneak Peak! Free scarf pattern in development…

Sneak Peak! Free scarf pattern in development…

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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

Frost on the lawn

Frost on the lawn

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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.

It’s a labor of tricksy chart-lovin love

It’s a labor of tricksy chart-lovin love

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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

Berroco’s Remix

Berroco’s Remix

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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.