Project Ideas

Newbies and Freebies on Ravelry

It sometimes feels like it’s my professional obligation to peruse Ravelry.  I’m constantly amazed by the abundance of creativity out there, by people churning out patterns steadily and beautifully.  I take note, mark favorites and occasionally add to my queue.  On a week like this week, when I’m struggling for blog inspiration, I thought I’d… Continue reading Newbies and Freebies on Ravelry

Project Ideas

One Skein Wonders: Fingering Weight Shawls and Cowls

I have to credit Carrie with planting the seed for this week’s blog in the last several weeks.  First of all, Carrie has been working a ton over the summer and watching beautiful yarns sprinkle into the store throughout August.  We have some gorgeous new fingering-weight yarns in the store (Cascade’s Merino Dream, Malabrigo Sock)… Continue reading One Skein Wonders: Fingering Weight Shawls and Cowls

Knitting Notes, Project Ideas

My Cocoknits Method Obsession

It’s fairly obvious that I am addicted to sweater knitting.  My new drug of choice is the Cocoknits Method.  Julie Weisenberger is the self-described “warm body behind Cocoknits.”  Throughout her years of knitting, she has come up with a thoughtful method of knitting great-fitting, seamless, top-down sweaters.  I’ve just finished my third Cocoknits Method sweater… Continue reading My Cocoknits Method Obsession