If you were just thinking “There are nowhere near enough books about Norwegian knitting featured in this blog!” I’ve got you covered. Handknits from Rauma Norway by Bente Presterud is about knitting Norwegian garments designed by Norwegian designers using Norwegian wool created in a Norwegian yarn factory. Kidding aside, Handknits from Rauma Norway is not… Continue reading Knitter’s Bookshelf: Handknits from Rauma Norway
The second project for Felicity Ford’s Color for Knitting club is the Cheers! mitts. The idea with this project is to take a very variegated yarn, pick out some of the colors in the yarn and find solids or tonals to match. The variegated yarn is used throughout, and you use the matching yarns in… Continue reading Friday FO – Cheers! Mitts done
I have a couple of WIPs going right now, but the one I haven’t talked about recently here is my Halloween sweater I’m past the main colorwork area and have separated out the sleeves, so it’s just straight stockinette for a while. I will be doing a smaller colorwork band at the hem, and the… Continue reading Wednesday WIP
To celebrate, I worked on my Solstice Wrap a little bit! Did you celebrate Solstice at all? If so, what did you do?
We finally got around to getting our flowers planted for the year! Normally it would have been around a month ago, but our trip to Wisconsin and then a few other house things got in the way. No matter – they are finally here! We started with three hanging baskets Got a few to put… Continue reading Late Bloomer
Nora Gaughan’s new book is mainly a technique book that includes patterns that use the technique in question. As you may have guessed from the title, this one is about incorporating folds and pleats in your knitting to give garments, accessories, and home goods an interesting twist. The techniques and patterns start off very basic… Continue reading Knitter’s Bookshelf: Knit Fold Pleat Repeat
This time, it’s Ambah O’Brien’s Solstice Wrap Knit-A-Long! This pattern can be knit in either fingering weight or DK, and is meant to use up an Advent set or just a bunch of scraps or minis. I am using mini-skeins for mine. Specifically, two sets of Yarn Cafe Creations mini sets; 1 set from the… Continue reading Another Day, Another KAL
In our visit to Wisconsin a little while ago, we got to visit some attractions and see some sights! This one is going to be photo heavy. Since we started in the Madison area, first up was the fabulous Cave of the Mounds. If you caves, this is definitely one to see! It has a… Continue reading Wisconsin Trip, Other than Yarn
It’s not too early for a Halloween sweater knitting, right? I’m a little bit questioning my decision to use mostly variegated yarns, but basically pretty happy with how it’s turning out 🙂 Pattern is Fall Favorites Collection by Meghan Regan.