the hermitage

Posted on 12 CommentsPosted in Bare Naked Wools, designing, lace/shawls

just a few days after getting in from filming my newest craftsy class in colorado, i was packing up to take off again. in truth, i barely had a minute to spare in between, but i made it out the door in time and i even got to sleep for a few hours (always a bonus!). when […]

classy and adventurous

Posted on 19 CommentsPosted in Bare Naked Wools, book reviews/events, designing

not very long ago, i blogged about preparing for and traveling to denver to visit friends and film a new craftsy class. a small group of super people formed a team and worked for weeks beforehand to help make it happen. our darling friend cherie worked like a demon to knit most of the stepouts i needed […]

Good Things Take Time, So Just Be Patient

Posted on 17 CommentsPosted in Bare Naked Wools, projects, yarn and dyeing

The above title reflects my fairly recent impression of pattern reading. Unfortunately I don’t read music, but imagine it’s akin to reading a knitting pattern, especially the terminology. A musician’s notes, chords, bars, rhythm all culminate to create a song. Our knitting language is not dissimilar, we have knit/purl, cast on, decrease, wrong side, and […]

A Promise Fulfilled 2

Posted on 18 CommentsPosted in projects

Before resuming my tales of the big kitchen renovation, I wanted to mention my current knitting project. The last few months I been knitting the Squish Me hat patten, a wonderful simple design, that holds it’s shape/form, perfect for all day wear. Completed two for myself in Stone Soup and just now knitting one for […]