Knit Along, Knitting

#MiniSweaterChallenge

4 Mini Sweaters in 4 Weeks Starting August 11, 2017 Learn the skills you need to create the sweater of your dreams! I am hosting a challenge over at SweaterSisters.com!  We will spend four weeks working one different mini sweater construction each week.  Sign up for the challenge at Sweater Sisters and beginning August 11th, you… Continue reading #MiniSweaterChallenge

Knitting, Knitting Pattern, Local Yarn Store, Travel, Winter 2016

Barchan Earflap Hat

Download the pattern from Ravelry FREE for 24 hours! The Barchan Earflap Hat is named after the horseshoe-shaped snowdrifts called barchans.  Worked from the top down with a provisional cast-on, this ribbed hat has a seamless construction with no short rows or stitches to pick up.  The slouchy version of the hat is shown, but… Continue reading Barchan Earflap Hat

Fall 2016, Knitting, Knitting Pattern, Local Yarn Store

Piedras Blancas Cowl

Download Piedras Blancas Cowl on Ravelry. 50% off all WayfaringYarns Designs on Cyber Monday (and Tuesday!) This summer I had the pleasure of traveling with my two oldest children to Cambria, a quaint little town on California's central coast. After a fabulous lunch, I just had to stop at the yarn store in town. Ball… Continue reading Piedras Blancas Cowl

Knitting, Local Yarn Store, Travel, Yarn

Trace Your Yarn

While driving through the Rhône-Alpes region of France last year my husband and I stopped in downtown Grenoble so I could check out a yarn store (feeling lots of hubby-love here❤️), Maille á Part, located at 5 rue Génissieu. I went straight to some fingering weight alpaca, and stood there, trying to decide on a color.… Continue reading Trace Your Yarn

Fall 2015, Knitting, Yarn

Wayfaring Yarns 🐢 Slow Fashion

This month I'm joining with The Fringe Association in celebrating fashion the slow way - Handmade, Quality over Quantity, Indie Fashion, Small Batchs, Sustainability, Know your Source, and Buy Local. HANDMADE This Mobius Cowl designed by Maie Landra, owner of Koigu Wool, was featured on the cover of Vogue Knitting Winter 2013/14.  While I am a… Continue reading Wayfaring Yarns 🐢 Slow Fashion

Feature Story, Knitting, Travel, Yarn

True Colors

Road trip! The boyz and I decided to hit the road to the Bitterroot Valley in Montana to visit the Mountain Colors workshop. We followed the footsteps of Lewis and Clark, traveling up the Sacagawea Historical Byway in Idaho then onto the Salmon River Byway and into the Salmon-Challis National Forest. Once we crossed the… Continue reading True Colors

Knitting, Yarn

The World is Her Canvas

Every family has a story. Mine is not a traditional tale, but it's written with love. My husband and I have been married for 6 years now. Not so very long, but long enough to come together with our children as one unit, a unit built on work, trust and love. These same characteristics of… Continue reading The World is Her Canvas

Knitting, Local Yarn Store, Travel, Yarn

Encinitas, California

Last spring we got the chance to visit my brother and sister-in-law and their boys in San Diego, California, the most beautiful, peaceful place on the California coast.  After lunch and before the beach, I paid a visit to The Black Sheep, a LSY located on Highway 101 in Encinitas. This yarn store is the stuff… Continue reading Encinitas, California