At the 2015 Rose City Yarn Crawl, I saw a lovely cowl at The Naked Sheep Knit Shop, worked up in Universal Yarn Bamboo Bloom Handpaints (48% rayon from Bamboo, 44% wool, 8% acrylic, 100gms/154 yds) by owner Cheri Clark. I loved the colors, and how Cheri maximized the impact of the thick/thin yarn with […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Moebius cowl – easy to make and wear in a single day!
I will be visiting The Knitting Boutique this summer. The store entered my radar when I wandered into their amazing booth at an East Coast fiber event a couple of years ago. They had unique products, and even for fiber folk, were unusually friendly and fun to be around. That is saying something! They invited […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Knitting Boutique preparation
Being creative isn’t something that requires large swaths of time or running away to a retreat. I work full time (and more), and somehow find the time for what I love: knitting, teaching about knitting, and writing about knitting. Here are some of my favorite creativity tips from knitters, writers, and artists. “Properly practiced, knitting soothes […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Creativity
Last weekend we traveled to a family wedding. 4 days with lots of driving and visiting equals primo knitting time. The sweater I’ve been working on is almost finished, and too big to carry around, and I didn’t want to work on projects I’m working on for classes. I wanted to knit something personal, for […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on My nominee for Perfect Travel knitting project: Cairdeas