I needed something quick and adaptable for summer fashion but practical for cool nights. The Bee started talking about a poncho I made for her when she was “so much younger” (her words) and I decided that was the project.
There a several knitters and crocheters I follow on Instagram for inspiration and for pattern ideas. One knitter is Jennifer, aka @bromefields and her photos are always on point. Luscious knits made with beautiful yarn and her stitches are so neat! Charming hand knit items that look cozy and comfy and professionally made. A few […]
Friday night yielded a welcome distraction from the results of Election of 2016: yarn and a book signing at Hidden River Yarns! Lars Rains, author, knitter and designer, was at the shop for two days to promote his books Presto and Modern Lopi. I knew that I would grabbing copies of the books (because books!) […]
The Starz network has just started showing season two of Outlander (yay!) and I am here for time hopping Claire’s romantic triangle. To be fair, the show is NOT just about Claire being torn between two men. There are wonderful references to history, gorgeous scenery and knit wear. You read correctly; knitting. Last year […]
On Monday, May 16, nationally-recognized “Yarn Ambassador” Shira Blumenthal of Lion Brand Yarn Company will speak at a meeting of the Crochet Guild of Prince William County in Manassas, Va. This is a great opportunity for fiber artists and yarn enthusiasts to meet and interact with a representative of one of the largest and most […]
Twinkie Chan is back with a new book!
A worldwide performance for peace Cirkus Cirkör’s upcoming performance, Knitting Peace, presented as part of PIFA 2016, weaves together questions about striving and knitting with breathtaking feats of circus artistry. It asks: Can striving in and of itself make a difference? Is knitting our way to peace possible? To highlight these questions they literally […]