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

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Fall 2016, Knitting Pattern, Travel, Yarn

Vixen Sweater

Download the Vixen Sweater from Ravelry.  It's FREE for 24 hours! Last month I was lucky enough to attend the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival (aka Rhinebeck) for the very first time.  I saw lots of lovely knitters in gorgeous sweaters. And the weather was perfect! I'm happy to announce the release of… Continue reading Vixen Sweater

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

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, 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

Knitting, Local Yarn Store, Travel, Yarn

Rainy Days in East Germany

During my whirlwind European tour, I spent a couple of days in Dresden and a few hours in Berlin.  Even in the rain I was able to enjoy the restored splendor of these two cities. I was surprised by the memories and stong emotions invoked at the Berlin Wall Memorial and Checkpoint Charlie. All the… Continue reading Rainy Days in East Germany

Food, Local Yarn Store, Travel, Yarn

Oh, Give Me A Home

Yellowstone National Park, the first national park in the world.It's famous for geysers, waterfalls, elk and...Buffalo! When my family was here in July, we made several trips to Yellowstone to see the sites and enjoy the water. On our way out of the park we stopped in West Yellowstone, Montana for some yummy mexican food and my Honeypie… Continue reading Oh, Give Me A Home

Knitting, Local Yarn Store, Travel, Yarn

Mama’s Hands

I come from a long line of hard-working women. Both of my grandmothers fed their families with vegetables from their gardens, milk from their cow, and chickens and eggs from their yards. My grandmothers kept their families warm with clothes and quilts they stitched themselves. My mother also kept a garden and put up vegetables and… Continue reading Mama’s Hands