Amelie Cowl

A while back, I knitted a prototype for Casapinka, it became the Klickitat Street Cowl. I used 4 of the 6 colors in the Phydeaux Yarn Cachemire Amelie Mystery Mini Skein set and the main color was Indigodragonfly MCS Sock in colorway Sonic f$ ing death monkey. (Hey, I don’t come up with these colorway names!) Both yarns contain…

Hummingbird Shard Shawlette

I wanted to knit something “different” and this fit the bill: Shard, by Romi Hill, gives an interesting and organic result that pretty much can be done without looking at the pattern after you get the hang of it. It requires at least one color within the colorway be 12-14″ long to make the shard. I…

Helpful gift ideas for chemo patients

I’ve not blogged for a bit—not been feeling it since my friend discovered she has cancer. Hold on—this is not going to be a sad blog post—I’m sharing something I made for her that she really found helpful and I want to spread the word that it may be welcomed by loved ones who are undergoing…

Stashbusting again!

I have a ton of these Cherry Tree Hill yarns in my for trade stash that I’d love to sell, trade or knit something to sell or trade. I was bored, so I knit up Carina Spencer’s Brush Creek Cowlette again. This time with Cherry Tree Hill Yarn Broadband Supersock Select Merino in colorway African…

Pink Cactus Caracol Cowl

Sometimes the things you seek are right in front of you. Case in point, I was trying to find a pattern I wanted to knit up with this beautiful Knit Collage Cast Away in colorway Pink Cactus. I purchased this yarn from Loops of Tulsa, OK. The uniqueness of this yarn makes it a tad…

Xenon One and Done!

If you’ve been following my blog, you know I love to test and sample knit for Casapinka. Here’s another one I did for her with her beautiful and easy pattern, One and Done! I knit it with Knitwhits Freia Handpaints Ombre Shawl Ball Merino fingering in colorway Xenon, a new gradient color. I have to give…

Perforated Sweater for Miss Babs

I had the honor of knitting a sample, Suvi Simola’s Perforated Sweater, for Miss Babs to take to Stitches West. I loved the new colorway, Pink Grapefruit in Katahdin, 100% Bluefaced Leicester. My project notes are here.   I’m really happy with how this turned out. The pattern was very easy to follow and well-written. The…