We are so excited to introduce Shibui’s new yarn, Tweed Silk Cloud, to all of you this week. This new yarn is a lace-weight blend of silk and mohair just like it’s big sis, Silk Cloud. However, the silk is less ‘refined’ with a tweedy quality. While it seems to have a bit more heft… Continue reading Top 5 Things I’d Like to Do With Shibui Tweed Silk Cloud
A couple weeks ago I blogged about the Wool People 13 collection of patterns from Brooklyn Tweed, and wrapped that up by discussing Bract a swingy pullover work a colorwork yoke. While I’m almost ready to cast on for this project, I got it in my brain that I wanted to tweak my stranded colorwork technique. … Continue reading Fair Isle Fanatic
Cables are my first knitting love. As an aspiring knitter I dreamed of creating cabled hats and scarves. One of my first knitting projects was a cabled baby blanket made for an expectant friend, and it was one of the first things I made that led to me being a confident knitter. Cables do… Continue reading Cable Love
With Mother's Day approaching, my husband is making extra overtures for me to take time for myself. My annual request is pretty simple: I'd love a block of uninterrupted hours just for knitting. Whether I'm doing selfish knitting, sample knitting or gift knitting, knitting is always something that is good for me. It's good for… Continue reading Why We Knit: Mother’s Day Edition
I am in full vacation mode. This is the most relaxing trip I've taken in years. My family and I are spending lots of time at the pool, lots of time at the beach, lots of time taking meandering bicycle rides from town to town. I'm also doing my fair share of knitting - because… Continue reading Travel Stitching
Despite that I've been seemingly knitting more slowly lately, I feel like I've been a very productive knitter and have had some marvelous revelations that I felt the need to share. If you're in and out of the shop, you may know that I recently completed a shop sample, the Mitchell poncho made of Shibui's… Continue reading A Tale of Two Sweaters and some other knitting notes
Last week’s blog alluded to a potential KAL featuring Shellie Anderson’s new pattern Linea. It’s definitely happening, and our official cast-on day will be Saturday April 27 at 1pm! If you’d like to join us from afar, please check out our Ravelry group to tune in, post progress and weigh in on your own Linea… Continue reading Linea Knit-Along!