Silver Linings

Silver Linings

In honor of my Fall 2018 Knit For Fun Retreat in Edmonton, Canada, I designed a thick and cushy cowl to protect against frigid temperatures and blustery winds. The bulky yarn is Merino Slipper, hand dyed by Fleece Artist in…

Fine Knitting Meets Fine Jewelry

Fine Knitting Meets Fine Jewelry

Just in time for the holidays I stumbled upon the ultimate gift for a knitter — knitted jewelry by Spiritus Designs. Artist Susan Baile, who lives right here in my hometown of Boulder, Colorado, creates one-of-a-kind knitted wire designs accented by…

LoveFest!

LoveFest!

Last January I was the Knit Doctor at the first-ever Loops retreat in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The other teachers were Romi Hill, who taught lace techniques and surgery, Andrea Mowry, who taught brioche and shawls, and Carson Demers, who taught knitting ergonomics. As a…

Savannah Trees Cowl

Savannah Trees Cowl

I’ve put a new pattern up on Ravelry! Savannah Trees Cowl was designed as a tribute to the historic Savannah location of my Spring 2018 Knit For Fun Retreat. The yarn is Jones Street Sport from Savannah’s own The Copper…

Another Cowl Pattern

Another Cowl Pattern

I’ve uploaded another new cowl pattern on Ravelry. I’m in the habit of designing a special cowl for each of my Knit For Fun Retreats, and sourcing a special yarn colorway to go with it. Ice Ripples Cowl was designed…

In-A-Pinch Fingerless Mitts

In-A-Pinch Fingerless Mitts

I’ve just uploaded a pattern on Ravelry. In-A-Pinch Fingerless Mitts are about the simplest pattern possible. They use a single ball of Lion Brand Merino Yak Alpaca yarn (yum!) and are knitted on size U.S. 5 (3.75 mm) needles. You…

Blue Lobstah' Cowl

Blue Lobstah’ Winner!

The winner of the Blue Lobstah’ Cowl pattern and exclusive skein of yarn is Tina L, who wrote:      I love to knit cowl because they are small and portable and allow        me to experiment with new stitches…

Blue Lobstah' Cowl

A New Pattern

I’m delighted to finally be a little back on track following my father’s death. Last month I held my Knit For Fun Retreat in Freeport, Maine, at the beautiful Harraseeket Inn. My co-teachers were Norah Gaughan and Bristol Ivy. Attendees…

Just In Time For Winter

Just In Time For Winter

While I’ve been busy doing other things (such as immobilize my right thumb due to arthritis and tendonitis), a few new patterns have been uploaded on Ravelry. All three are designed to keep you (or yours) warm and cozy during…

More Snow

More Snow

After enjoying a few balmy days with temps in the 60s (teens in Celsius), we’re hunkering down for a storm that may drop 15″ (38 cm) of snow by tomorrow night. Yesterday the clouds started rolling over the mountains in…