There are numerous variables for a knit shawl design, whether created from the first stitch or a pattern. It doesn't matter where one starts in the process--yarn, gauge, or stitch pattern--each one increases the complexity. That is before adding in the most important choice, shape. That's where … [Read more...] about book review: Shawl Geometry Series
I'm powered by coffee and tea and wear hand-knit socks year-round, when C.C. aka javapurl asked if I'd be interested in reviewing her collection Coffee with C.C., I almost spilled my mug in my rush to reply, yes! This collection of seven patterns, six socks and a shawl does not disappoint. What … [Read more...] about knitting collection review: Coffee with C.C.
As I work out a few designs, I've been on a designed-by-others shawl finishing spree lately. After finishing Brickless in Happy Fuzzy Yarns Corrie Sock, I finished two more shawls. First, I finished Verdaia, designed by Jodie St. Clair. This shawl appeared on my wish list of things to knit when … [Read more...] about shawl finishing spree
I have a large collection of stoles, shawls, scarves, and cowls I've knitted (and purchased) over the years. For a very long time, I didn't have an organized way to keep them and they were a large pile of mess. It saddened me because after taking hours to carefully knit an item I just dumped it in … [Read more...] about storage solutions