Last Minute Holiday Wish List

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Are you procrastinating your holiday shopping like I am? My excuse: I have a three month old. But I do this every year, so let’s be honest, I just procrastinate holiday shopping. Apparently, I also put off making my own wish list, but alas, here it is. My picks for what to give and get knitters this Christmas. (If you’re Jewish and celebrate Hanukah you’re REALLY behind!)   #1 Strauch Swift (This is on my personal wish list. I got … Read More

Two Hands Make A Star

I’ve been a bad blogger lately. I’ve been working a ton, and blogging has taken a bit of a back seat. However I’ve been much more consistent about posting photos to Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, so you can always follow me there! I’ve been so busy that I published a new pattern a couple weeks ago and I’m just now finally writing about it! Presenting to you, finally: Two Hands Make A Star This pattern is the final pattern in … Read More

Chunky Cabled Hat & Scarf

Last week the new Bulky Collection 2013 from Knit Picks was published! You can see my pattern, the Chunky Cabled Hat & Scarf, here. Personally I’m not a huge fan of scarves that aren’t reversible. I’m not one of those people who can always look ‘just so’ and thus I need accessories that are flexible. Shawls don’t have to abide by this rule because usually I wear them like kerchiefs, and those tend to stay put a little better. So … Read More

WIP Wednesday

There was recently a discussion on the designer’s group on Ravelry about finding time for ‘personal’ knitting. Honestly before I started working in a yarn shop it had probably been a year since I had followed someone else’s pattern. Now that I work in a shop I knit shop samples, which occasionally are my patterns, but more often someone else’s pattern. This is such a huge pleasure to me. Knitting another designer’s pattern is like a mental vacation. I get … Read More

Holiday Wish List

It’s that time of year where everyone is in full holiday season, so incase you need some inspiration for your own wish list, or you are shopping for a quirky knitter, here are some ideas on some great gifts! Oh, and in case you are on a budget, it’s broken down by prices! Under $10Hiya Hiya Circular Needles – These needles are my absolute favorite! They tips swivel, so that your cord never gets twisted and kinked, and the tips … Read More