Purple Starfall

My latest FO is Starfall by Jennifer Steingass of Knit.Love.Wool. The back shot above is not the best angle for showing off my colorwork since the BOR is located at the back of the left shoulder, but from this angle you can soak up the intricate colorwork motifs of the yoke. There were two things…

Jelly Roll Sweater

Congrats to Isabelle Brunette for being the giveaway winner! Thanks to all who took the time to comment below. I will be replying to each of you soon if I haven’t already. One day a few weeks back as I was aimlessly rummaging through my stash, I unearthed a couple of skeins of yarn from…

The Portage Cardi KAL

When my gal pal Selena (@dankfiber on Instagram) suggested we host a KAL with prizes for the Portage Cardigan we were planning to knit together, I was immediately intrigued. After a little thought I decided to go for it, and we started brainstorming prize ideas. Below is the KAL announcement we came up with, which…

Underwing Mitts

Few knitting designs have captivated me like Erica Heusser’s Underwing Mitts. All of her stunning accessory patterns feature intriguing colorwork designs, but the underwings spoke to me the loudest. As a little girl one of my favorite activities was to catch insects for my dad’s bug collection. Sometimes I caught them by hand–usually unsuspecting beetles…

A More Fitted Alyeska

The Aleuts are a native American people related to the Eskimos who currently inhabit the Aleutian Islands, western Alaska and small portions of eastern Russia. Their language–the Aleut language–is still spoken today, albeit sparsely, and it is the Aleut word Alyeska, meaning “great land,” from which the name for the state of Alaska is derived….

Nelchina, My First Steeking

Nelchina is yet another masterful design by Caitlin Hunter (Boyland Knitworks) that combines colorwork and texture. The entire yoke is a complex and intriguing pattern of colorwork that I liken to the shadows you might see displayed on a forest floor, and the body and arms are covered in squishy 4-stitch cabled repeats. Below are…

Mom’s Christmas Blanket

It seems like each Christmas I turn to Knit Collage for some, if not all, of my gift knitting. Their yarns are chunky, which makes for quick knitting, but they are also quite luxurious–a perfect combo for Christmas. When I asked my mom what she’d like me to knit for her this Christmas (because I…

Deco Mug Mats for Christmas

I’ve wanted to knit these deco mug mats for a long time. This lovely brioche pattern is by Lesley Anne Robinson of Knit Graffiti Designs and is essentially a fragmented version of her Pink Madness Scarf. (These mats mimic the design at the ends of the scarf’s legs.) Having already knit a Pink Madness, which…

The Fruity Knitting Podcast

When Andrea contacted me about submitting footage for the Fruity Knitting podcast, I confess I had never previously watched it. Making time for knitting podcasts, let alone non knitting podcasts, is not easy for me, but let’s be honest here. When people say they don’t have time for something, they are actually saying that they…

My First Flax Sweater: Happy Birthday, Jacob!

Turning ten years old is a big deal. A decade is no short amount of time, though for me each of these past ten years elapsed with the blink of an eye. Was I not just pregnant with him a few years ago…? I have a confession: this Flax sweater is Jacob’s very first hand…