knitting | scrappy flax sweaters.

My sister in law loves a matching outfit on her three boys. I usually knit them all the same pattern and add personal flair for each of them (my oldest nephew, Tyler, loves yellows and greens; my middle nephew, Ryan, likes pink and orange; and my youngest nephew, Grant, likes anything you put on himContinue reading “knitting | scrappy flax sweaters.”

diamonds x 2.

Another Diamond Waves hat. I just love this pattern; its so beautiful when its finished. I made this one for my sister with stash yarns I had laying around–1 skein of Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Hand Dyes in gold and some scraps of Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label Aran in shadow. I love it. TheContinue reading “diamonds x 2.”

frosted alpine x 3.

This is the third Frosted Alpine hat by Tanis Lavallee that I have completed. I love this hat more than any other baby hat I’ve made because it is perfect for a newborn, a toddler, and quite frankly, I’m thinking about making the adult version for my guy. It’s so versatile and quick. I canContinue reading “frosted alpine x 3.”

schoolboy vest no. 2.

I made another School Boy vest by the incredible Tanis Lavallee for my friend r.r., who is about to have her second child. Unlike the first one I made, I decided to do the modified version with the scallop edging on the bottom and I love the way it turned out. This vest seems likeContinue reading “schoolboy vest no. 2.”

school boy vest and booties.

Some recent gifts, given to a co-worker for her first baby. This is the School Boy Vest by Tanis Lavallee, knit up using three different colorways of her gorgeous Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label Aran Weight–chris gray, lucky penny, and shadow. The baby socks were also knit using remnants of the chris gray colorway, andContinue reading “school boy vest and booties.”

baby socks.

A quick 40-minute knit from Joelle Hoverson’s More Last Minute Knitted Gifts. These baby socks were knit up using a bit of Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label Aran Weight in the chris gray color way I had laying left over in my stash from another baby project. It’s so gorgeous and soft–buttery almost–that it makesContinue reading “baby socks.”

stash & plotting.

There’s nothing better than a yarn delivery. Last week, I received three amazing skeins of Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label Aran in the chris gray, lucky penny, and shadow colorways for some baby gifts. This yarn is so gorgeous it might be my new favorite, even though I used it to knit my French BraidContinue reading “stash & plotting.”

wip: moody house hat.

I absolutely love color work. Its challenging but so rewarding and takes to crazy color combinations really well. This is the Moody House hat, in progress. Top down, I decided to use little bundles of leftover yarn I had, so this hat is a stash buster, besides being gorgeous and so fun to work up.Continue reading “wip: moody house hat.”

decadence, 11.2012

Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label Aran Weight yarn, for the French Braid cardigan I’ll be knitting myself once the holidays are through and the two February sweaters I’ll be knitting are completed. Phew. It’s one of the most decadent yarn purchases for myself (not gifts for others!) I’ve ever made. Squeal.

blocking | christmas in july.

Despite having knit this sweater at the end of the summer (getting ahead on Christmas gifts!), I finally got around to wet blocking it this past weekend. Isn’t it a beauty? Tanis Lavallee has the best patterns; easy to follow, cool techniques, and beautiful end results. The Christmas in July sweater was no exception. IContinue reading “blocking | christmas in july.”

frosted alpine.

Baby knits are so quick and so satisfying. Last night, I whipped up this adorable little earflap hat, called Frosted Alpine, designed by the always incredible Tanis Lavallee. These hats make great stash buster projects, too, because they only use a little bit of yardage, and the color combinations are endless. I love to useContinue reading “frosted alpine.”