When I was a wee one, I liked winter. So much so that I would stay outside, playing in the snow until I was near freezing. I could stay out so very long until the one inevitable moment, when the ice crusted around the cuff of my coat would nudge around enough to squeeze into … More Island of Color Sign-ups open!
A couple of people have come in recently showing and telling me about their 3 color linen stitch projects. No cowls though, so when the burning urge to try it out happened, moebius rode again! This is such a delightfully fun, easy, and engaging project, I’ve already churned out 2 of them (1 chunky as … More September Pattern of the Month – Make Your Own Colorway Cowl!
This month, like the car-talk puzzler, the pattern of the month is going on vacation. After explaining to me that it has been working hard for almost 5 years, we thought it definitely needed a month of rest. But, for August, all Island Yarn patterns on Ravelry are 30% off (it comes off in your … More No August Pattern…
After I brought in River a couple of months ago, I had a relentless impulse to use it. Generally, I have too many things on needles (right in front of me on the table) to just cast-on any old thing without a purpose, so happily for me, a purpose created itself. This darling girl who … More July Pattern of the Month – Eclipse Shrug
After the whole club voting thing, I felt like it might be time for a baby pattern. Though the baby stuff club didn’t win…it got a lot of love. I guessing it is because it seems like a whole lot of you are in times of life where EVERYone is having babies. Babies here…babies there…babies … More June Pattern of the Month! Baby Boom!
Some of you may remember those 7 pairs of socks that I made for my mom’s 70th? Well since then, I’ve not exactly had the sock mojo. Until Papyrus. Papyrus is the newest addition to the wall of hand-dye love and it’s fairly irresistible. Irresistible enough to make me finally take (at least a brief) … More May pattern of the month! Back to socks!
It’s time for a confession. I can’t stop. They just keep wanting to be knit. I have managed to knit a couple of other things, but I’m still cranking out Combo Fiber projects like there is no tomorrow. It’s fairly impossible to resist the enchantment of the colors and textures and unique characters of each … More April Pattern of the Month!
Combo Craze has hit the store with a force! It’s fairly impossible to resist the enchantment of the colors and textures and unique characters of each Combo Fiber Hank. During the craziness that was cast-on mania, TWELVE of my cast-ons were with Combo Fibers and since they are nearly impossible to stop knitting…I finished almost … More March Pattern of the Month!
Both crochet and knit! It seems that I kind of like making little girlie dresses. I never really got this about myself, but this evidence here and here and now this month’s knit pattern of the month suggests that it just might be the case. Rainbow Ruche is a colorful, fun dress to knit for … More February Patterns of the Month!
Baabaa Bento! I’m pretty dedicated to not making New Year’s Resolutions. Having never kept a single one, I know now that resolution is a direct translation for “there’s no way you are going to do this for more than 5 days.” But somehow, with all the gluttony and mayhem that comes with the holidays, I … More January Pattern of the month! Baabaa Bento!