Domo Arigato!!!

I love my job so much! Introducing, my favorite kit, ever:

Seriously, how could I not be totally thrilled when my boss lady says, “Knitted robots are a great idea, you should get right on that”?
I’ve never been so happy with something I designed as I am with these little guys. There’s usually many elements of surprise in the design process, where something looks just a bit different from how I pictured it, but once …

Read more »

Preview of Stroll Tonal

You’ve probably heard the podcast of the spring yarn preview, so I thought I would give a little more background into the Stroll and Shadow Tonals. When Tina asked me to design the colorways of these yarns, I thought it was a great idea. Because the Tonals are hand painted, we have exact control over just how variegated the yarn is–something that we could never quite achieve with the old kettle dyed yarn. My goal was to …

Read more »

Knit Buddy Giveaway – Hobby Horse

This delightful project is one of many I want to make from Knitted Gifts.

Besides being such a cute little Hobby Horse, it is a lesson on the structure of hand-knit socks. A perfect project for someone who has been thinking of knitting socks. Just look at the un-felted version of the over-sized sock.

After just a bit of felting and some finishing, the sock magically transforms into a …

Read more »

Stitches West 2010

Tina and I went on an adventure Saturday and flew down to Stitches West in Santa Clara, CA. It made for a long day trip, but it was definitely packed with delicious fiber-y goodness. There were no photos or videos allowed inside the convention center, but we were able to see some kind of commotion out on the street as we approached the show.

We couldn’t quite make out what was going on, and when …

Read more »

Sportweight Socks are Super Speedy!

Naming this kit sent me into a spiraling downfall of tongue twisters! Super Speedy Stroll Sport Socks:

I love to knit socks no matter what, but I love to wear hand knit socks, too, and sometimes the demand for hand knit socks in my household surpasses my ability to produce them! So I was really excited when we introduced our Stroll Sport yarn–it makes thicker warmer socks in a fraction of the time as fingering …

Read more »