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' Winner!

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…

A New Pattern

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…

A Long Time in the Making

A Long Time in the Making

Way back in May (I think), I started working on a wrap that I’ve tentatively called the Rumpelstiltskin Wrap because the idea solidified while I was teaching at Rumpelstiltskin Yarns in New York and because I chose to knit it…

River City Yarns, Edmonton, Alberta

River City Yarns, Edmonton, Alberta

In October, I’ll head north to Edmonton, Alberta, to teach at River City Yarns‘ 12th annual knitting retreat. The “official” retreat goes from Friday, October 23, to Sunday, October 25, but you can extend the fun and take additional classes…

Long-Distance Knitting

Long-Distance Knitting

By the time you read this, I’ll be on my way to Sydney. One of the most important tasks I have before any plane trip is to decide on a knitting project. For most domestic flights, I usually settle on…

Mitered Stash Afghan

A New Pattern

Despite all odds, I managed to upload a new pattern to my website and Ravelry. It’s called Mitered Stash Afghan and is the combination of my own handspun alpaca, and handspun alpaca that I’ve collected from other handspinners. I took…

Curls -- A Raffle

Curls — A Raffle

Hunter Hammersen began designing, almost by accident, in 2009, but it quickly became an obsession that turned into an enviable profession. Check out her delightful website is violentlydomestic.com. Her first book Silk Roads debuted in 2011.Volumes I, II, and III…