Back to my regular updates! I covered lots, and below you will find the links to everything and more pictures! Slide show of Antelope Slot Canyon at beginning Flosstube channels to check out: Doodlebug Stitcher – did an interesting version of Maynia. Started 16 or 17 new ones, and then went back to them for the second half of the month. Bought some fun fabric … Continue reading Jan Hicks Creates Flosstube #12
Day 29 was actually a knit with me day instead of a stitch with me day. Laura Nelkin was releasing a new club pattern, and I needed to swatch the yarn and choose bead. So join me for a knit with me day! Since I had made kumihimo jewelry in the past, I had built up quite a stash of size 8/0 and 6/0 seed … Continue reading Stitch Maynia Day 29
I very rarely buy hard-copy magazines or books. Since I pretty much use knitCompanion exclusively for my patterns, I try to buy only digital patterns. But every once in a while, a book or magazine comes along which proves the exception. Laine 2 is such a magazine. I have a hard time even calling this a magazine, it is so beautiful. The matte pages are … Continue reading Laine Volume 2
As an addicted knitter, I not only collect yarn, I collect needles. I have LOTS of needles! Interchangeable sets, fixed needles, multiple Signature tips and cable assemblies, double points, I have them all. And so do many of you, I know. One question I get asked a lot by our customers at A Good Yarn is what’s the best way to store circular needles. While … Continue reading Needles, needles and more needles!
When yarn comes in the mail, it’s always a good mail today. And today was one of those days. I’m a member of Laura Nelkin’s MKAL Club, a yearly subscription in which we get the yarns and the beads for Laura’s Mystery Knit Alongs and Knit Alongs. The latest shipment for her next KAL came in the mail today, and as always, it looks like … Continue reading Always a Good Mail Day
Mike and I will be heading out in our RV in a couple of weeks, and I’ve decided that I need to get some of my many WIPs done before I do that. I will be taking several WIPs with me, of course, but there were three that I was determined to get finished before I left. I am happy to say that I did finish … Continue reading On a deadline
Two years ago, I made the popular cardigan Hitofude, but I hardly ever wear it because it turned out rather small. So I was pleased to get a chance to make another one, even if it was for the store. This time, however, it was going to be longer…much longer. In collaboration with Prism yarns, we had created gradient kits with Prism’s Merino Mia fingering … Continue reading Hitofude
Every once in a while, Susan, the owner of the yarn store I work at, A Good Yarn in Sarasota, asks me to knit a sample for the store. My most recent sample is this sweet brioche cowl, knit in The Fiber Seed’s Sprout DK. I love knitting brioche. Combine that with some of my favorite colors, and this project was a total join. It … Continue reading Brioche Owl Cowl