Friday, February 25, 2011
It will be sold exclusively by the shop, so it will not be part of the KalamazooKnits collection. However, I am so excited to tell you that I have permission to sell the pattern on my blog, for blog readers only, for a limited time, before it is available at A Good Yarn.
I am calling it Spring Lace Sock - but I don't know what the clever ladies at A Good Yarn will name it.
I wear them around the condo here in Florida, to keep my feet warm in the morning and evening. They look great worn with Birkenstock sandals too.
I'm not sure how long I will have it for sale on my blog - but I am thinking about a week or so. So if you are interested in knitting this little gem, buy it now, because it is the only time I am allowed to sell the pattern.
Let me know what you think of this feminine little knit!
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Happy Birthday to my wonderful sons!
My Magic Loop class went great on Monday. There were five VERY SMART students, and I think they all learned the technique. I enjoyed teaching the classs too - makes me contemplate teaching another class in the future.
While I was at the shop, I looked for yarn for (another) shawl. This is what I found - a cotton/cashmere blend - that will show off the knit details of this Jared Flood pattern. I am excited to start it, but am trying to finish up a few projects first.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
And that's not all. Look what I spotted on my patio. My wonderful husband, who is enjoying the sun too. I have finally decided on a nickname for him, how about the TanMan? Between our winters in Florida and summers on the shores of Lake Michigan, he seems to be tan 365 days a year.
Time for me to finish getting ready for a Magic Loop technique class I am teaching at A Good Yarn tomorrow. I am thinking about starting the Bermuda Scarf by Ilga Leja, so I might need to buy some yarn while I am there!
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Many thanks to all of you who purchased our new pattern - Child's Better Basic Mitten - I hope you enjoy knitting the pattern.
I am busy finalizing two new patterns - one for KalamazooKnits, and another exclusive design for A Good Yarn in Sarasota. I think you will like then! I gave a sample pair (hint, hint) to my BFF who stayed a few days recently with us, and she loved them.
I've got sheets to wash, mail to open, and then I am off to Sarasota for an afternoon of shopping and knitting!
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011
Saturday, February 5, 2011
After the release of her Better Basic Mitten pattern, we immediately began to have requests for a child's version. Kelly's husband Mike did the photos - aren't they adorable!
So what makes this pattern so great? Well... it is very very easy to knit. A clever variation with the thumb eliminates the need to pick up stitches that often sends knitters into a panic. I knit up one mitten last night, for grandson Mason. (hmm... he has two hands, so I guess I should knit the other one tonight??)
So here is the deal. I am trying something new with my blog. For you, my faithful blog readers, I have placed a "buy now" button on the right of the blog. For one week only, you will be able to purchase the pattern for 1/3 off the normal retail price!