Crocheted Pattern Weights

I was between test knitting projects so I crocheted these pattern weights. I used the pattern Crocheted Metal Washer Pattern Weights by Haley Pierson-Cox. My pattern notes are here. For those who don’t know what pattern weights are, they are used to hold down a paper pattern on top of the fabric you’re wanting to…

Lily Hitchhiker

Just finished another Hitchhiker shawl by Martina Behm. This time I used Julie Spins MCN 430 (80% Merino 10% Cashmere 10% Nylon) in colorway Lily. It turned out quite lovely and is soft!   What beautiful colors in this colorway! This one is up for sale or swap on Ravelry here. On to the next…

Slipped Stitch Shawl Test

The lovely and talented, Ann, who visited from Florida for Knitting in the Heartland, just published The Slipped Stitch Shawl and I was able to test knit this beauty for her. The Slipped Stitch Shawl can be purchased at Ravelry here. The main yarn is Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Silk Single in Charcoal and the…

Sweet T Shawl

I had the opportunity to test another great shawl by Casapinka! Her pattern, Koi Pond, was created in affiliation with Quaere. This is my favorite shawl by far that Casapinka has created! I started with Vice yarns’ Gradient Set, Sweet Transvestite (I don’t make these names up!) and paired it with Zen Yarn Garden’s Serenity…

Noro Crescent Shawl

I was asked to knit a sample shawl for Lisa of LMB Designs. She had a beautiful shawl pattern that was picked up by Noro Magazine for their Spring/Summer 2016 #8 issue. It’s the #7 Crescent Shawl and is on Ravelry as a pattern but not available for electronic download as yet. And look what…

The Manny Scarf

I had a chance to test knit a scarf with Koigu for the lovely Casapinka! The name of the pattern is Manny . . . I used three colorways in Koigu KPPPM: From Left to Right: Color A: Wynwood; Color B: Barbie Coupe; Color C: Romeo and Juliet The cool thing about this scarf is . .…

And Now For Something Completely Different

Sorry to disappoint, but this is not about Monty Python. This is a story of how it came to pass that I no longer am a weaver. I now enjoy sewing. (But I still knit and crochet!) As I discovered in a previous blog post, weaving wasn’t doing it for me. It was sad to sell my…