Projects

BA Cool

Hey Y'all -- Carmel has knit so many of these hats, we can't even count anymore!  This hat by Joji Locatelli is very current and on trend.  Joji is always coming up with new patterns ALL.THE.TIME!  Carmel used Cascade Yarns 128 Superwash.  LOVE LOVE LOVE, and that pom pom shut.up!!  You can download BA Cool over on Ravelry!

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Isle of Innisfree

Mel is a local gal (to me here in the PNW), that is a member of our Ravelry group -- why yes, we have a Ravelry group.  It started out small, but it's growing all the time.  She knit these lively St. Patrick's Day socks for herself.  I think they are wonderful.  Anyone who knows me, knows I love all things Irish!  AND I love this picture - cute!!...

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Ginger’s Slouche

About four years ago, Carmel & I took a fair isle knitting class at Debbie Macomber's A Good Yarn Shop.  We both knit cool hats.  Of course Carmel finished hers in good time.  Me, well that's another story -- I did mention 4 years ago WHATEVER!!  So here in my finished hat finally.  I learned so much from that class by Sheila Joynes.  She has...

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Dedication

Not only did a friend of mine's granddaughter get dedicated at church...this mother/daughter duo is very dedicated to their knitting.  We all used to live mere blocks from each other but now, states apart.  But we all still keep in touch and even visit from time to time.  The dress on the little one, Penelope was knit when the first daughter was...

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Test Knitters

Regular contributor Leah Bothe shares her test knit of the new Standing Waves shawl by Nicole Tavares.  This pattern is available on Ravelry!  Leah used Crystal Palace Yarns Panda Silk Solid in colorway Ocean, purchased at Allyn Knit Shop, and Fancy Image Yarn Merino Tencel Fingering.  Test knitters play an important roll for the designer, to...

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3 Color Cashmere Cowl

So, my friend Lynn, that lives in Missouri knit me this amazing cowl for Christmas!!  I love it!!  This is the 3 Color Cashmere Cowl by Joji Locatelli!  This is one of the hottest knitting projects around right now and has been for awhile.  It's the kind of project, that when you wear it, people ask "is that the 3 Color Cashmere Cowl?" Lynn knit...

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Epistropheid I & II

Carmel, a constant contributor for America's Knitting started her own year long fair isle monthly knit-along!  Last month in January of 2018, she had the Norwegian Star hat, and this month of February, 2018, she is doing Kate Davies Epistropheid hat.  Carmel is a dynamo, I'm not gonna lie, so of course she finished her first hat, but loved it so...

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Baa-ble Hat

Here is a picture of my Baa-ble Hat by Donna Smith.  This was the free hat pattern for Shetland Wool Week from 2015.  It's my dream to actually go to Shetland Wool Week at some point.  This was a really fun and fast knit!  I simply used various worsteds from my stash.  I think the sheep are adorable and I would definitely knit this again!

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These are a few of my favorite things……

Some time back, I purchased Shannon Cooks Bradway pattern, and proceeded to purchase the yarn for the project at Churchmouse Yarns & Teas.  Jane Richmond and Shannon Cook traveled from Victoria, BC Canada down to Bainbridge Island, in Washington state, USA!  They were signing books and patterns and hanging out at the store.  I went to the...

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Fall Is Cape Weather

My dearest friend Lynn, is an accomplished knitter!  She moved away some years back, but thank goodness for texting, cell phones and pictures...so we can keep in touch.  Here is her latest knit. Meet Indigo Frost by Isabell Kraemer.  Lynn is always cold.  She's the gal with the fleece lined jeans, fleece sheets on her bed, and a new coat every...

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Socks

My friend Jana is a sock knitter for the most part.  She's knit baby stuff, hats and some shawls, but she always has socks on the needles.  She's even participating in the Tour de Sock over on Ravelry.  Here's a couple pair she just finished. Her first pair is a pattern called Prairie Socks by Kay F Jones.  It's a paid pattern available over on...

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Golden Sand

Here is our beloved moderator over in our Ravelry group, Diana!  She takes lots of photos this way, but the shawl is lovely!  The project is Golden Sand by Joji Locatelli.  The yarn is Knit One Crochet Too Ty-Dy Socks #2587 and Knit One Crochet Too Cozette in 489.  Joji is an amazing designer and this makes me want to cast on.  Let's do another...

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