Talented Jen has done it again! Our Garden 5 a tie-dye kit = awesome! By nature I am a cool colors kind of girl. Jen’s color choices really speak to me in this crochet masterpiece. I also love the color-block effect and the definitive lines. Here is Jen in her own words on this striking … Continue reading IRL – Gradient Garden
One of the best things about my job is coming in in the morning to a brand new batch of yarn, fresh from the mill. This is an absolutely beautiful example. Bamboo Bloom Handpaints in color 323 Hashi. Hashi means “bridge” in Japanese, and this colorway represents two meanings of the word. It’s evocative of … Continue reading Bamboo Bloom Handpaints- Limited Edition 323 Hashi
It’s Free Pattern Friday! Today, the Happy Magic Scarf in Wisdom Yarns Pix. This one has a special place in my heart, mainly because I designed it myself. It was my carry-along knitting everywhere, and it got compliments while still in progress at quite a few coffeehouses. Chevrons are everywhere in knitting, and with good … Continue reading Free Pattern Friday – Happy Magic Scarf
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. -Arthur Ashe Today’s Weaving Wednesday was inspired on a walk down my street. I was having difficulty getting motivated, and paused at a fence by a stream to look at the water and be in the moment. Watching the stream wind along reminded me … Continue reading Weaving Wednesday – Start Today
I love Bamboo Pop. It’s a very nice cotton and bamboo blend that’s not too expensive. It has a nice feel when knitting and knits up into a nice fabric.
Short story: Uptown Worsted is Affordable, anti-pilling acrylic yarn in fashion-forward and standard colors that doesn’t feel cheap and crinkly. Matte finish resembles that of more expensive fibers.
Cotton Supreme Batik is VERY soft, and nice to knit with. I like the patterning of the colors, and it seems as though it will hold its shape nicely. It has not “grown” like many other projects with different 100% cotton yarns.