An exciting new yarn shop just opened up in Anchorage – Wooly Mammoth! For anybody familiar with the downtown Anchorage shops, Wooly Mammoth is an offshoot of Quilted Raven, which is right across the street. For anybody not familiar with Anchorage downtown shops, Quilted Raven is an awesome Alaska theme quilt/sewing/fabric shop, well worth… Continue reading Wooly Mammoth – new shop!
With only a bare minimum of effort and angst, I am back to where I was when I had to rip out my work. Observe! What I did this time around was heed excellent advice from the Sanquhar Knitting Group forum on Ravelry, and also did a little recalculating. Specifically, the advice was to purl… Continue reading Here We Go Round Again
OMG, I hate ripping back. Haaaaaaate it! And yet… I’m a product knitter, big time. Even when I’m process knitting, like with these gloves, I’m product knitting. For anyone not familiar with the terms – allow me to explain. Product knitters are all about the finished result. The goal is the sweater or the socks,… Continue reading And Now I’m Back Where I Started
The projects on my needles right now are a study in contrasts. Allow me to demonstrate… The much larger item at the top is a shrug I started about 15 minutes ago. It is a lacy sleeve accessory, made out of bulky yarn on size 10 1/2 US needles. It is purely a product knit,… Continue reading A Tale of Two Knitties
I finally finished something! The pattern is Cambern by Kathy Zimmerman. I’ve had this queued for a while, and finally got a window in my knit schedule to work on it. The yarn is Cascade Alpaca Lana d’Oro (thank you, closeout section at Webs!) It is a pretty easy knit – though it looks like it… Continue reading Progress Report
This past week I went to Juneau for work, and was lucky enough to be able to take my Mom along with me. We had a great time seeing the sights, as she had not been there before. For anyone who has not been to Juneau, if you have a chance, definitely go! There is… Continue reading Went to Juneau, Now I’m Back Again
I just read a newish book on Norwegian knitting, Knits from the Heart of Norway by Irene Haugland. It is a very interesting book with a lot of color-work patterns and projects. It is also a very beautiful book, with lovely photography of the Telemark region of Norway, where the author lives. The patterns are… Continue reading Book Review – Knits from the Heart of Norway