Faethe Shawl Test Knit

I responded to a call for testers for a Meridith Shepherd Designs design called Faeth Shawl. And opted for the DK weight version. (The pattern can be knit from lace weight to bulky.) For my test version, I used Anzula Oasis in colorway Prudence. Anzula Oasis is comprised of 70% silk and 30% camel. Very soft and very warm!…

Fabulous Hacks & Tips from Indie Designers (a collection from SpaceCadet Yarns)

I received a cool little e-book (and it’s free!) from Stephanie of SpaceCadet Yarn, an Indie dyer herself! The very descriptive title of it is: The SpaceCadet’s Collection of Fabulous Hacks & Tips for Knitting and Crochet from Awesome Indie Designers. She compiled these knitting and crochet tips for her email subscribers. It’s nicely laid…

Chuy Everyday Brew Hat & E-Book Giveaway!

I had the pleasure of “meeting” Clare Devine through working with Lisa Barnes of LMB Designs. Lisa interviewed Clare in a recent newsletter and featured the hat patterns in her new e-book, The Tea Collection. There are 11 beautiful hat patterns designed for knitters with beginning to advanced knitting skills! When I expressed my appreciation for these beautiful designs, not only…

No More Tears

Thank you, Ozzy Osbourne, for this week’s blog title. It’s true, though. No more tears . . . over tangled yarn. Really. As you’d expect, there’s a story leading up to this. One evening many months ago, I was winding a beautiful skein of 100% cashmere with the use of my umbrella swift*. I was thinking I’d use…

Used My Brain

So, I have been avoiding cables and chart reading for a while. Not because I was afraid of them, but mainly because I just didn’t want to have to use my brain while I knit. You see, knitting for me has been a stress relief activity that allowed me to busy my hands and focus…

A Pretty Jewel for a Rainy Day

Some have asked about my blog’s purple-y gold banner. It’s my Jewel fhp Shawl that I test knitted for Casapinka on Ravelry. I just love the colors in this yarn! It’s Zen Yarn Garden Serenity 20 (the 20 stands for 20% cashmere!) in the colorway Jewel. Cashmere is my most favorite fiber to knit with. The…