A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat in Tacoma, WA. Hundreds of fiber enthusiasts attended classes in knitting, spinning, weaving, as well as other great subjects. There also was a great market place that was hard to resist! My focus that weekend was Intarsia and Fair Isle knitting.
My first class was a 3-hour class, “Learning to Love Intarsia” with Sally Melville. I have been so intimidated with Intarsia. This class definitely changed my mind! Here’s the swatch I created.
It’s hard to believe that the holidays are already upon us! I’ve got some presents to wrap and some cookies to bake, but other than that I can relax and finish my sweater this weekend. It’s almost done! Hopefully I’ll …
There’s nothing quite like a handknit blanket to warm you up on a winter day. And they’re even better when they’re washable! That’s why we have several blanket kits in our super-soft, sturdy acrylic Brava yarn.
It’s hard to go wrong with the Hue Shift afghan! This favorite blanket is available as kits in four colorways…
Nothing like a foggy November morning to remind me that winter is nearly upon us! Here in the Pacific Northwest, we’ve had a few frosty mornings already. This is just the kind of weather that inspired my new Glacier Bay collection!
This collection features six accessories that are stylish and cozy.
All these fog banks, drizzle-filled afternoons and cold mornings mean that I’ve moved all my soup recipes to the front of my recipe box and stocked up on bags of onions, carrots and celery to simmer down into rich vegetable stock. My house is going to smell amazing for the next few months. My pot holders have been doing double duty because I use them to grab things from the oven, to pop hot lids off of stock pots and stick them under casserole dishes to protect my cherished cherry table. It’s hot dish weather and I definitely needed to beef up my pot holder stack NOW! Enter the Toasty Plus Pot Holders.
You can be, with the newly-refreshed Woodland Winter Mittens kits!
We’ve splashed some new color on this old favorite pattern. There’s the warm, rich greens and browns of the Forest Floor colorway:
Well, the days of summer are drawing to a close – it’s time to go back to school. My favorite subjects in school were science, art and math – all of which are reflected in my latest collection, Geometric!
This is a 6-pattern collection that draws upon ideals from geometry, modern art and architecture. Each pattern features a graphic detail that stands out against otherwise simple knitting.
We all have a place that we hold dear in our hearts – our own ‘Happy Place’. Now you can have two more to wrap yourself in – the Happy Place Afghans!
These afghans make beautiful bedspreads and feature whimsical scenes from some popular happy destinations. The Forest afghan takes you to a dense, geometric pine forest with an owl for company, while the Ocean afghan invites you to share the rolling waves with an inquisitive whale.
As much as it pains me to know that summer is on it’s way out, I’m so happy to be getting back to sweater knitting for Fall. That’s why I’m over the moon that we’ve re-released the beautiful Lofoten Pullover!
This Norwegian-inspired unisex pullover is worked in Wool of the Andes Sport, making it super toasty and a much quicker knit that a traditional ski sweater. Right now we have kits available in Brown and Black versions, or you can use our Kit Builder feature and pick your own colorway!
But, having a selection of Options needle tips and cables available doesn’t make me any more productive.
For the next couple of days, Bob and I are staying with friends who have a home just outside Vancouver, B.C. Wendie and Dave are delightful hosts.