Like many of you, I have been knitting to find a bit of calmness and serenity during this lockdown. I saw this post on Brooklyn Tweed’s Instagram and just had to get the pattern! Amy van de Laar / baroquepurls created such a brilliant pattern. I just can’t resist these type of knitting where clever… Continue reading Ensata Cowl in Kenai
Once upon a time, I used to knit baby things like there’s no tomorrow. So many friends and family were expecting little ones, and I was more than happy to knit baby garments as gifts. Then all the kiddos grew up and no longer want to wear anything hand-knitted. 🙁 When I found out a… Continue reading A Cardigan for a Little Girl
Over the past summer, I started seeing this lovely little sweater pop up everywhere on Instagram – it’s the Love Note by Tin Can Knits! After finding out that it’s a fairly quick knit that consists of top down, seamless construction plus a lovely lace panel all around, I just had to add it to… Continue reading Much love for the Love Note
Picacho Peak hat Leafy Cowl Little Birds Hat The Leafy Beanie Simple Cat Toy Love Note Sweater Everdeen Beanie Snowdrop Beret Chic Toque Here are my favorite knits of 2019. I knitted 11 hats last year – 5 were given to charity orgs and 4 were gifted to family. I did a lot more lace… Continue reading Favorite projects of 2019
Wow, it’s already mid-September. I hope everyone had a wonderful summer! Here in the Los Angeles suburbs, it reached 108 last weekend. 108! It has definitely been one of the warmest in my memory. That said, I managed to finish two projects since I last updated. I made another Coffee Bean Cardigan, this time for… Continue reading Gemini for a Gemini
I finally finished this set for a baby girl, yay! The bonnet is the February Baby Bonnet (inspired by Elizabeth Zimmermann) by Margot Erdmann, and the sweater is of course the Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmermann. This was a fun set to knit and put together. I was going to knit a simple hat… Continue reading Baby Surprise Jacket & Bonnet Set
I started a new knitting project a few days ago. I’m still knitting for babies! So many babies have arrived or are due to arrive within my circles of friends and family. I wanted to try something new that’s perfect for Spring and Summer, and the lovely Silver Cardigan is perfect with its short sleeves… Continue reading Silver Cardigan in Progress
I am so glad it’s Friday. It’s been a long and gloomy week here in LA. And what a nice surprise to come home to – my Vintage Baby Dress was mentioned on the WEBS Yarn Store Blog today as a great project using Valley Yarns Valley Superwash! Thank you kindly for the mention, Dena… Continue reading Webs Yarn Store Blog Mention!
What in the world…? Yay, it’s a new knitting project! I haven’t been knitting much in the past few months because I moved! The new place is slightly bigger and I now have a larger craft room/studio! We’re still living amongst boxes and stacks of books/clothes/etc., so it will take a while for things to… Continue reading Surprise! It’s a Baby Jacket!
I fell in love with the Lovely Leaf Lace Scarf which was featured in PurlSoho’s 2010 calendar. The leaf pattern is indeed very lovely! Instead of cashmere (because who has the luxury of knitting with cashmere nowadays?) I am using Caron Naturally Spa Yarn in Misty Taupe. It’s a really beautiful color with a bit of… Continue reading Misty Leafy Lacey Scarf