I realized today that the Louet Gems sweater I knit while I was pregnant was probably just the right size to fit Dash now, so I got out my camera to take some photos in the lovely morning light. Koko wanted to help. “LOOK! I can be cute too!” The sweater fits perfectly.
Last year I published the Connectivity Gloves, and this year when Feel Good Yarn Co asked me about creating a new glove pattern for their new sock yarn I thought about how I could make a super warm and also multi-functional glove like the Connectivity, but with more options on how to wear and use it. And thus, the Silver Linings Gloves were born! It’s a glove, it’s a mitten, it’s everything you need to keep your hands toasty … Read More
Today I’m excited to announce a new pattern in a lovely new yarn, the Wendell Scarf uses one skein of Mountain Colors Twizzlefoot, a lovely new yarn that’s a sock version of their popular Twizzle yarn. This yarn is, of course, wonderful for socks, but with one skein you can also knit this fun textured scarf that shows off the beautiful variegated colorways. Recently I’ve gotten a lot of questions as to where to purchase Mountain Colors yarns, … Read More
Today I’m excited to announce that I have two new patterns out as part of the Louet North America Fall 2015 collection! Landloper Hat Landloper Mitts Both the Landloper Hat and Landloper Mitts feature a variations on a reversible twisted stitch pattern. Each can be knit up with just one skein of Louet Gems Sport Weight, and would make lovely quick-knit projects! Giveaway Thanks so much to Louet for offering a giveaway! Leave a comment on this … Read More
I’ve been using dryer balls for a while now. I’ve tried the plastic ones that look (and apparently taste) like dog toys, and I’ve also made some out of roving using leftover bits. When I was given the opportunity to try out the Mountain Meadow Wool Dryer Balls my answer was, “YES!!” I used to be addicted to dryer sheets. I loved the smell of fresh laundry warm from the dryer with that overly perfumey dryer sheet smell. Then I … Read More
Last week I blogged about this baby sweater knit up in Louet Gems Fingering, and I’m excited to share photos of the finished sweater! I really enjoyed working with the yarn (which is probably why I’ve knit so much with Gems, including another secret project I’m working on now!) Today I’d like to write a bit about finishing your knits and why this is so important to me. You’ve spent all this time choosing a pattern, finding the perfect … Read More
I’ve really struggled to find a good gender neutral baby sweater pattern that I like in a lighter weight yarn. It seems most people like to knit their baby sweaters out of heavier yarns and/or they are very gender specific. I’ve had these random skeins of Louet Gems Fingering in my stash forever, and I thought that the Sea Foam Green was the perfect gender neutral color. I’m combining it with some stripes at the top in white, and I … Read More
Have you purchased the Perspectives MKAL Pattern yet? If not, click here to purchase! The first clue will be sent September 3rd, and there are great opportunities to win yarn prizes from Mountain Colors for participating! Prizes We’ll be adding prize info as we get closer to the start of the MKAL, keep checking back! Prize #1: Purchase the Perspectives MKAL pattern now through September 3rd and you’ll be entered to win a Perspectives Crazyfoot Kit! Prize #2: Create … Read More
Brian and I are celebrating five years of marriage today, the only way we know how. With silly photos. Hope you enjoy!
We’ve received a lot of wonderful baby gifts thanks to the generosity of our friends and family, but today I want to share what have been Brian’s three favorite gifts! First up, an amazing quilted alphabet book made by my mother. Considering my sewing skills include sewing in crooked lines I’m pretty impressed by the level of detail in this book. I’m sure it took FOREVER. And my favorite part, that Y is for yarn! Next up, two gifts from … Read More
The Miya Shawl was one of my first designs when I started designing while teaching English in China. It’s a lovely little shawl that’s knit from end to end and easy to work. The lace pattern increases and decreases creating the scalloped edging and it’s worked from end to end so it’s easy to make longer if you have more yarn, or make narrower if you’d like more of a scarf. It was originally designed and knit in Lotus Yarns … Read More
I’ve been Instagramming photos of these baby socks, and finally I’m writing a blog post about them! I knit two pairs of baby socks using Feel Good Yarn Company SilverSpun Sock. They are very quick to knit and don’t take very much yarn. Why to knit baby socks from SilverSpun: 1. It’s cotton, you don’t have to worry about fiber sensitivities. I’m all about natural fibers! 2. There’s a small amount of lycra, which means these socks are super stretchy. … Read More
I went to the Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair (SAFF) for the first time last year. It’s in lovely Asheville, NC, about three and half hours from us in Raleigh. The event is full of wonderful products from goat milk fudge, every fiber tool you could imagine, fiber, and of course–yarn! This year I’m excited that in addition to shopping at SAFF I’ll also be teaching three classes–and I hope you’ll join me! You can sign up for any of my … Read More
This has been in the works for a while now, and I’m excited to finally share that I’ll be hosting my first ever Mystery Knit-A-Long starting next month, the Perspective MKAL! What’s a Mystery Knit-A-Long? Each week you get a clue with that week’s portion of the pattern. You can join in on the conversation in the Mountain Colors Ravelry group to share your progress, ask questions, and chat! What’s the pattern? It’s for a cowl. The approximate measurements are … Read More
I was fortunate enough to receive a Baby Washcloth Kit from Appalachian Baby Design to knit up and review. Originally I’d planned to just knit one of these before writing a review, but the pattern was fast and easy, and this was a really relaxing knitting project, so I ended up using the whole ball of yarn and knit four washcloths! Appalachian Baby Design is a collective of knitters, crocheters and designers creating classic handmade baby gifts. They are based … Read More