morel mushroom

Oct 12th, 2009 motif monday, other, patterns

According to my website analytics, having my patterns linked to from Knitting Pattern Central has been the biggest source of traffic to this blog.  Obviously, if you are looking for fiber arts content or knitting patterns, this is your type of blog and you’re in the right place. However, there is part of my blog’s content that continually brings traffic from all over the web,…

shrug, slouch, nod

Oct 7th, 2009 knitting, patterns

OK, let’s get the basics out of the way first: I knitted this amazing Macro Lace Cardigan, much of it during our cross-country drive, and it’s made out of 4 skeins of Malabrigo Worsted in Pearl Ten, so it’s wonderfully soft and comfy. I apparently have a thing for Laura Chau patterns this season! I’ve knitted three Milkweeds and a Thermal in the past few…

flippy

Jul 21st, 2009 knitting, patterns, spinning

I finished my handspun cowl over the weekend. I feel like I can hardly make a fanfare over finishing a one-skein garter-stitch rectangle, but I do love the finished result. The cashmere blend yarn is extremely soft and squishy, just right for neck-wearing. The design is a simple one, inspired somewhat by Wisp. As I worked the rectangle, I made yarnover buttonholes along the cast-on…

sunrise sock

May 16th, 2009 knitting, patterns, swaps, work

Have you heard the Lorna’s Laces news? The latest in the Color Commentary series is out and it honors Wendy Johnson, toe-up sock knitter extraordinaire! The colorway was inspired by the sunrises she often photographs early in her workday, and we have been dyeing it nonstop this week. Of course, I’m taking my total immersion in the WendyKnits Sunrise colorway one step further by knitting…

Air Raid Socks

May 15th, 2009 patterns

Here’s a simple sock whose fun-to-work stitch pattern will have you eager to knit and finished with the pair before you know it. The staggered vertical shapes of the geometric design may be reminiscient of dropping bombs, but it’s the siren song of the addictive pattern that will have you heading for the shelter of your knitting chair.  A quick pair of socks that’s fun…