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 love challenging myself with complicated designs, though I also take great joy in the beauty found within simple patterns. After a long day I don't always want to knit another garter stitch washcloth, it's nice to have easy to work patterns on hand. The two books in today's post fit this basic … [Read more...] about two book ideas for easy crafting
It's officially spring, and my reading pace hasn't slackened one bit. The "to be reviewed" pile is threatening to overtake one of the "to be read" piles, so here are five titles that recently caught my eye. They are each unique and diverse in topic and skill; I've decided their trend is colour. I … [Read more...] about five books for your spring bookshelf
This conglomeration of reviews features three titles published by Storey. They are not new titles, but the type that will wear well on your shelf and will help you strengthen your sock skills, expand your creativity, and work up those one-skeins in your stash into beautiful lace. How to Knit Socks … [Read more...] about 3 book reviews
I seem to have caught spring startitis: I want to start and work on all the projects right now. Some projects are zooming along, others have fits and starts as I work through design challenges. I seem also to have neglected to take many photos lately. Today was rainy, dark, and grey so I didn't get … [Read more...] about current projects, april edition
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.