Finally blocking!

Finally blocking!

My journey with Flaum has not been easy or simple. First, I believe that I got the ribbing backwards on one side of the collar. I didn’t worry about it and figured no one would notice, so carried on anyway. Then, I knit the Fisherman’s rib incorrectly for...
The unbearable lightness of green

The unbearable lightness of green

Words can’t describe how much I adore this combination of colors, or the joy I feel when I work on this project. I am at my final color. I changed it from the Cloudborn Merino I had set aside before to Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere in Bermuda Teal because...
In the golden afternoon

In the golden afternoon

Golden Orchids is a lovely (and free) pattern on Ravelry. I used Cloudborn Fibers Merino Superwash Sock Twist in Autumn Heather and I am delighted by the color. This is a piece that is going to a silent auction and I’m happy to hand it off and get back to the...
Knitting for a cause

Knitting for a cause

Knitting for charities is nothing new. Whether it’s for saving penguins from oil spills or warming up homeless folks or to help prevent shaken baby syndrome, if you want to put your needles (or hook) to work at helping others you can do it. My current project is...
Green rainbows and a winner

Green rainbows and a winner

Congratulations to lucky number 17, aka Class5knits on winning the Manos Fino! I’ve sent you a Ravelry message and the yarn will be on its way when I learn your address. I’ve been jumping back and forth between Vasa and this Dotted Rays. Dotted Rays is...
Accidental tunic

Accidental tunic

First, apologies for the grainy photos. I did a rush job and these have less detail than I’d like, but I’d rather get this post out than wait for the perfect moments for pictures. This Astonish Top had its rollercoaster moments. First, I couldn’t get...
Shawl of my dreams

Shawl of my dreams

I’m no stranger to buying yarn to enhance my stash and store for future projects. Recently it came to my attention that my under-the-bed storage system is getting overly full. Thus, it seems time to make a giant shawl. I was recently admiring some posts about...
This end up

This end up

First, it’s my 36th birthday and if you use the code HAPPY36 in the next week, you can get any of my designs for 36% off. Eventually I’ll get so old I’m going to be giving them away for free! Now, for the knitting content… I’m working...
Aperture, now with a gradient!

Aperture, now with a gradient!

As mentioned previously, I adore my first Aperture shawl. It continues to be my go-to for taking to my office while I avoid shivering under the air conditioning vent. I knew I would probably make another, but didn’t think it would happen so soon. When packing...