knitting in the zone

Posted on 32 CommentsPosted in designing, projects

the last few weeks have been a bit of a whirlwind as our little shop participated in a regional yarn crawl. usually not the epicenter of activity, suddenly we had all sorts of new faces crossing our threshold—fiber enthusiasts who traveled to us as part of the tour. it was absolutely wonderful to meet and talk to so […]

short and shapely

Posted on 108 CommentsPosted in book reviews/events

today i am handing the blog over to my friend and fellow designer, carol feller, so she can tell you about her just-released book, short row knits. her book is filled with great suggestions for creating shaped parts, including sock toes and heels, bust darts (should you need them), shoulders without stair steps, and more. the […]


Posted on 14 CommentsPosted in Bare Naked Wools, patterns

can i just say—i love atlantique! it is so soft and light and airy; perfect for warm weather and yet so practical for every season. in spring, summer, and fall it stands alone, with sleeves or without as that piece you will wear again and again with shorts, skirts, jeans, and nice trousers. but it totally […]

notes from the gray area

Posted on 13 CommentsPosted in Bare Naked Wools, book reviews/events, designing, food and garden, projects

in case you haven’t seen this yet, thea colman has produced another design with bare naked wools; we love her! for her stranded two-color (+accent) hat, gray rose, thea chose to work with kent DK, then sized up by knitting also in kent worsted on bigger needles. modeled here by her adorable daughter zoe, the DK version is […]