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So…How’s it going?

By now, I’m fairly certain that you are zipping along with the progress of your cowl. Are you enjoying your chosen color combination? Personally, I’m seeing A LOT of purple but fortunately…I happen to like purple. Have you already figured… Continue Reading →

Trellised Wisteria CAL: Let’s Get it Started!

As is customary in many crochet designs, this pattern begins by chaining a specific number of chain stitches.  For this cowl, 110 chain stitches are needed. Using a slip stitch, you are then instructed to join in the round being… Continue Reading →

Join Our First Crochet-a-Long!

Our very first Crochet-a-Long begins on November 15. The Trellised Wisteria Cowl, designed by Abbey Swanson, is a great design in crochet that even beginner hookers can quickly master. Using just three skeins and two complementary colors of Juniper Moon… Continue Reading →

Finished: February Baby Sweater

After finishing my Piper Shrug last week, I went back to my February Baby Sweater. I was pleased to discover there wasn’t much knitting left to do, especially since my cousin’s due-date is the end of this month. It was… Continue Reading →

Piper Shrug KAL: Finished!

With the knitting done and the ends woven in, it was time to block my Piper Shrug and see the design open up. Since Brisbane is a 100% Superwash Wool yarn, it is machine washable. That makes for easy blocking… Continue Reading →

Piper Shrug KAL: Knitting Done

I’m finished the knitting on my Piper Shrug! The first half of the shawl is composed of two repeats of the lace section, but the second half is all stockinette stitch, which goes by quickly. To make the stockinette section… Continue Reading →

Piper Shrug KAL: One Down

How is your Piper Shrug coming along? It feels like I’m flying through mine! I cast on last Saturday, Oct 15, for the official start date, and by Sunday morning I was already halfway through the first repeat of the… Continue Reading →

Piper Shrug KAL: Cast On!

The day has arrived to cast on for the Piper Shrug KAL! This pretty shrug features a lace pattern on the top and plain stockinette stitch on the bottom. But it is also reversible, so you can wear the stockinette… Continue Reading →

Planning Ahead: KALs and a CAL

These last few months have been a busy time here behind the scenes. A massive amount of beautiful yarns and patterns have been arriving at headquarters. Our warehouse team has been hard at work getting everything boxed up and sent… Continue Reading →

WIP: February Baby Sweater Sleeves

My February Baby Sweater has sleeves! And knitting them wasn’t so bad. Maybe it’s because I spent all that time reading project notes on Ravelry, but when it came time to knit the sleeves….I just did. I decided to adhere… Continue Reading →

WIP: February Baby Sweater

I took a little breather after finishing my Archie Jacket before I decided what to knit next.  I finally settled on the “February Baby Sweater” by Elizabeth Zimmermann. From what I understand there is very little finishing (seaming) in this… Continue Reading →

Finished: Archie Jacket

Goodness! After the Crescent Shawl Knit Along ended I totally fell off the blogging wagon. I’m not sure what happened there! I have, of course, still been knitting. Very little gets in the way of my knitting, which I’m sure… Continue Reading →

Noro Crescent Shawl KAL: Finished

The Noro Crescent Shawl KAL concluded the week of August 29, when I happened to be on vacation. Oops! You can read Lisa’s blog post with suggestions for alternate top edges and tips for casting off here. For my top… Continue Reading →

Noro Crescent Shawl KAL: Yarn Amounts

I finished knitting the body of my Crescent Shawl last night.   Rather than binding off right away, I’m putting it aside for now. Lisa’s next blog post on Monday is going to offer suggestions for changing the size of… Continue Reading →

Noro Crescent Shawl KAL: Short Rows

Having finished the lace edging of the Crescent Shawl last week, we’re onto the main body now. This section is shaped with short rows. The change from the long rows of the edge to the, um, short rows at the… Continue Reading →

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