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Friday Pattern Spotlight: Spring is in the Air!

I don’t know about all of you, but I love spring and for a few of you it has been a long time coming.  This time of year in Phoenix is quite wonderful, especially in the early mornings and evenings when the air is cool and crisp, making it perfect for light pieces for layering. 252 more words


Blue Jumper

I bought this wool here in Istanbul in Autumn. It was only ₤1.50 (about €0.50) per 50g ball. Its 15% mohair and 85% acrylic. Its so soft and I got some in green, yellow and blue. 29 more words


Blocking Fear or rather Fear of Blocking

I have a confession. For years I was scared to wet block my finished projects. The idea of taking something I’d spent so many painstaking hours on and dropping it willy nilly into a sink full of water was enough to keep me up at night. 488 more words


The DC Metro Knitter

I forgot my cable needle and had no waste yarn so yes, that is a Starbucks coffee stirrer and a large bobby pin holding together my cabled fingerless gloves (from handspun Caprine Corner yarn, which will go up on Etsy soon!). 15 more words

Amy's Thread: Which comes first the yarn or the pattern?

Whether I’m designing or knitting for fun, my knitting choices tend to start with the yarn. I fall in love with the yarn first and the pattern follows. 367 more words