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Unfinished Gift Letters

It’s time to present our annual holiday gift to you: our Unfinished Gift Letters! Now you can wrap those gifts that are still on the hook or needle and get to bed already. Click on the image to see the… Continue Reading →

Yaya Knit Along–Swatching

Our Yaya Knit Along is continuing. We are focusing on the patterns from the Mirasol leaflet m5155. Karen whipped out the Wrist Warmers in a weekend, which means it’s my turn to start talking about knitting the Neck Wrap. The… Continue Reading →

Yaya Knit-along

  Part One: The Wrist Warmers This pattern, Yaya M5155, consists of four pieces: a hat, scarf, wrist warmers and neck wrap. Our knit-along begins today with the wrist warmers. If you haven’t yet experienced Yaya yarn, (try saying that… Continue Reading →

Swatching Pays Off

It seems that most knitters and crocheters don’t like swatching. Or, at least, the anti-swatching crowd tends to be more vocal online. If they do swatch, most people don’t tend to save their swatches in a scrap book. Anti-swatchers will… Continue Reading →

Planning Ahead: Mirasol Yaya KAL, Dec 15, 2107

Our next Knit Along is starting on Thursday, December 15! That’s next week! We will be working on garments from the Mirasol Yaya Scarf, Neck Wrap, Hat & Wristwarmers set (aka leaflet m5155). All four garments are knit using Mirasol… Continue Reading →

Color of the Year

Pantone has selected “Greenery” as the Color of the Year for 2017. Their press release says, “Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew.” As I… Continue Reading →

Yummy Yak Yarns

We recently saw an article in The Wall Street Journal with the headline “Is Yak the New Cashmere?” (you might need a subscription to read it). The article compares yak to cashmere for softness and durability, discusses the pros and… Continue Reading →

Wrapping it Up!

Our Trellised Wisteria Cowl CAL concludes today…   Our KFI colleague, Gina, looking amazing… ….Don’t you agree?   Have you finished your Trellised Wisteria Cowl yet? Well, I have…sort of, that is. For this CAL, I really wish there had… Continue Reading →

Black Friday & Small Business Saturday

Happy Thanksgiving! The holiday gift knitting and crocheting begins in earnest now. Just as soon as we wake up from our post Thanksgiving Dinner nap!   When you do venture out to start your gift shopping, don’t forget about the… Continue Reading →

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 →

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