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…

Nature Abhors A Vacuum

Nature Abhors A Vacuum

When my goat-herder son was home for the holidays, he announced that he wanted to learn to knit. I promptly took him to my stash to choose some worsted-weight yarn and gave him a size 8 (5 mm) circular needle….

Raffle Winner

Raffle Winner

Thank you for all of your kind words about my Gloria fingerless mitts pattern (and your encouragement as my arm heals). The random-number generator chose #1 as the raffle winner — Jane George from Seekonk, MA. I understand that every…

G.L.O.R.I.A.

G.L.O.R.I.A.

Long, long ago, before I broke my arm, I knitted a pair of luscious lofty fingerless mitts out of what was a new yarn from Quince and Company, called Piper. The fingering-weight yarn is 50% Texas merino and 50% Texas…

Finished Cowl

Finished Cowl

This weekend we had dinner with Vicki, who has started chemo for breast cancer. She was delighted with the cowl I knitted out of mink yarn (the pattern is called Stratosphere) — it seems that Vicki is very sensitive to…

Chemo Cowl

Chemo Cowl

My friend Vicki recently had a double mastectomy and is scheduled to begin chemo right after Thanksgiving (she said she didn’t want her hair falling out while she was cooking the big feast). To help her keep warm, I’ve decided…