Category Archives: Patterns

Pattern Spotlight: Wild West Knits

Today I have the honor of introducing you to The Wild West: Patterns Inspired by the Flora, Fauna, Geology & History of Arizona, a new collection of designs by Stephannie Tallent. This collection truly transports you to the desert southwest.  With designs … Continue reading

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Pattern Spotlight: Geo-Mitt-Rix and a Giveaway!

Today I’m reviewing a fun eBook designed by Maria of Elegant Economy Knits called Geo-Mitt-Rix. If you enjoy knitting mittens, like stranded colorwork and a fun touch of geometric designs, then this mitten collection is for you. Maria’s collection of … Continue reading

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Change of Heart

It’s often said it’s a woman’s prerogative  to change her mind but in my husband’s words it’s called being fickle.   I don’t think I’m fickle to often, but like any knitter or crocheter, if the project is not working or I’m … Continue reading

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On the Bookshelf: 60 Quick Baby Blankets

I had the pleasure of reviewing  60 More Quick Knits , 60 Quick Baby Knits and  60 Quick Knits, and today, I’m reviewing the latest addition to the bestselling 60 Quick Knits series, 60 Quick Baby Blankets. This book features a … Continue reading

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Casting On and Casting Off: Woodburne, Aidez and Schooner!

I finished my Schooner shawl in two weeks, a record for me, and I’m so excited to have finally finished a shawl that is a decent size!  I took great pleasure in using yarn from my stash too and had … Continue reading

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Fall knitting … it’s in the news!

With the cooler weather hitting many areas across the US, Canada and even Europe, followed by the crispness of the sky, the buzz on Ravelry seems to be fall knitting.  Items on many knitting lists for fall include hats, mittens, scarves … Continue reading

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All about the Owls!

I have noticed lately that Kate Davies pattern, Owls, is a very popular design online at Ravelry.  I seems that everyone, well maybe not everyone,  is knitting one or has knitted one, either with commercial yarns or handspun.   Even Katie … Continue reading

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On and Off the Wheel: Handspun Goodness

I opted out of the Tour De Fleece this year on Ravelry simply because I don’t have the time to spin, well, I do have the time, I just decided to sit this year out. Last year I did participate … Continue reading

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Fiber Friday: Yarn Pairing New Favorites!

I love lace knitting and anything that looks remotely lacy.  Today I wanted to spotlight two new favorites of mine, gorgeous shawls/wraps,  along with yarn I think would be perfect for the design. I instantly feel in love with a … Continue reading

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All done!

A few of you may have already seen my photos on my FaceBook Page or on Ravelry, but for those of you who have not, here are my photos of my finished Cotton Raglan Cardigan, which I love!   The … Continue reading

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