We’re coming to the end of the NFL season, and while I am definitely more of a baseball fan, I do enjoy a lazy Sunday watching some football. And, as of this moment, my two favorite teams are still battling to make it to the SuperBowl (that would be the Seahawks & the Patriots, mainly due to my Seattle & Boston connections). If you’re reading this after January 19th, and neither team is in the SuperBowl, just picture me being very sad.
Since I have a lot of friends who are also sport fans, I’ve gotten requests for some knitted/crochet items in team colors so I thought I’d share some of my favorites patterns
For me, our Felici yarn line is like a box of Godiva chocolates. I am always drawn to each year’s new collection of colorways. But, as I discovered a few weeks ago. I’ve lost my enthusiasm for stripes.
Wondering what to do with those holiday gift certificates? Treat yourself to some luxurious Gloss DK yarn and the six beautiful patterns in our new Gloss 2014 Collection!
This collection shows off the beauty and versatility of our signature silk blend yarn in six sweet projects.
I’m embracing the long winter months ahead with a delicious wintery blue Brava project. Like most everyone, I have a major crush on any rainbow palette – be it a full-on Crayola extravaganza or a subtle monochromatic transition. I was delighted when we expanded our Brava acrylic worsted palette to include just the perfect hues for my dream crochet blanket.
Our friend Katrina from our sister company Connecting Threads showed off one of her first crochet blankets a month ago – but now she’s back with yet another gorgeous gift!
In my last post about the Large Stripe Chevron Blanket, I mentioned that I had already moved on to chevron blanket #2. Since then, I completed the blanket with a few improvisations. Rather than sticking with one skein per stripe, I switched it up a little and alternated colors after every three rows. This way, I was able to fit each color in three times rather than just the one.
There are a few tools that perpetually reside in my shopping cart, just one click away from being all mine. And yet there they stay, waiting for that moment when I break down and splurge or someone magically gifts them to me. The long-term resident on my list is a Kromski Harp Loom.
My wishlist is pretty simple this year so Santa can’t screw it up: something to carry, something to wear, and something to crochet with:
This week we thought we’d have some fun and let you know what’s on our personal wish lists for the holiday season! Hopefully it’ll spark some ideas, if you are stuck on what gift to get that crafter in your life. (Plus this gives us a handy place to share our must haves with our family & friends!)
For me, my wish list is not ready made clothes – it’s items that I can knit myself!
I love the City Tweed Collection but I need my own copy of the book!
Between our busy lives, the constant need for multi-tasking and an ever-present stream of distractions at our fingertips, it’s easy to get lost and lose sight of the simple joys, especially in knitting. This week, Kelley get’s her knitting back on track by going back to the beginnings of her fiber life – where the works of Elizabeth Zimmermann not only served as a guide to new techniques and projects, but also as a cherished companion. EZ’s unique style and sensibilities make her a loved teacher and friend amongst knitters everywhere. Hear Hear more about Kelley’s introduction to Elizabeth and reviews of her favorite EZ books, along with what new projects have found their way onto Kelley’s needles.
Elizabeth Zimmermann books reviewed:
The Knitting Workshop
The Opinionated Knitter
The Knitter’s Almanac
Swarm of Bees Sweater by Lisa Kereliuk (from the Reclaimed collection)
Funchal Moebius by Kate Davies
Groovy Socks by Caroline Hegwer
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I’ve always wanted knitwear that looks stellar in an ancient fort and a modern urban setting.
And now we have it. Let me introduce our Swish 2013 Collection, which combines functional designs with classic cables and fine textures. What I love most about this 6-pattern collection is the soft- washable wool yarn, paired with monochromatic, simple designs that bring visual interest through beautiful detailing.