Category: Knitting

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Cocktails & Bliss

One of my favorite knitwear designers is Thea Coleman, aka babycocktails! As noted previously in my project post on Paloma, I’ve been wanted to knit sweaters all year and finally decided on a bulky weight fast knit. Funny enough, most of Thea’s designs are not in a bulky weight yarn, but rather the standard fingering/dk weights.  A… Read more »

The Royal We – Cowl/Lux Neck Project

I backwards inherited some open cardigans from my younger sister this past weekend. In addition to all the shawls I’ve knitted this year that are likely to become Christmas presents, I need a light and warm cowl that I can wear on a regular basis. For the lightness I’m going to use alpaca. And for… Read more »

Tall, Dark, and Productive

My productivity scale for the last month has relatively strong. I’m almost max level with a character in Guild Wars 2. I finished knitting a hat. I’m almost done with a kids sweater. Jonathan’s scarf got another inch or two done, and my Paloma is sitting on the sidelines. The easiest way for me to… Read more »

PurlBee – Site Review

If you know me then you know that my fashion sense is a bit on the subdued side. I like blocks of color, subtle prints, and little accents as opposed to loud and flashy, bold prints, and multi-colored or neon. I prefer subtle elegance that appeals to the eye as a restful place rather than… Read more »

Paper, Amethyst, Yarn, & Mandatory

Yup, that’s pretty much how the long weekend went. Paper: First Wedding Anniversary! Can be believe it? A whole year has gone by already, and so fast! Amethyst: I got Jonathan a US First Edition print of The Smith of Wootton Major and he of course broke the rules and bought me jewelry. But really, can… Read more »

Palom-a-gogo: Project Go!

I haven’t knitted a sweater all year and I’m feeling a serious itch. I’m in need of a nice, soft, squooshy covering that has enough going on that I won’t get bored knitting it, but not so much that it will take over my life. The majority of my knits so far this year have… Read more »

Toad’s Cap

Date Completed: July 29th, 2015 RAV Project: Toads Cap Yarn: Tatanka and Elfin Tweed Difficulty: Easy Notes: I finished this guy at the end of last month. The Tatanka is from Thoroughly Thwacked that I bought at the trunk show when Norichaknits was in town. Pretty sure it’s Jonathan’s favorite hat now. =D It is indeed another… Read more »

Handmade? Portland?

Well duh! How can one not love a good button collection? Here’s my set of One Of A Kind Buttons; handmade in Portland by Candace! Candace will be having a month long trunk show at Pearl Fiber Arts this month starting on the 3rd. Not only will these buttons and pins be available, but also… Read more »