f.o. | astrantia

Here is my finished Astrantia Cowl, which is featured in the beautiful collection Maine Knits by Beatrice Perron Dahlen.  This was such a quick and satisying knit; I used two and then just a few yards of the third skein of Quince and Co.’s puffin in the chanterelle colorway. I love the lace and bobbles–itsContinue reading “f.o. | astrantia”

gray street.

This is the Gray Street cowl I gifted my mum this Christmas. I used three skeins of Quince and Co. Puffin in sabine, kittywake, and iceland. I love how it came out and it’s a really quick knit on account of the bulky yarn and large needles. I can see endless color options, too. IContinue reading “gray street.”

two-tone.

By far, one of my favorite knits of the year. I made this gorgeous Two Tone Cowl by Annie Claire for my sister this Christmas. Using Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in the wool socks and barn owl colorways (I wasn’t lying when I said I am all about knitting everything in Brooklyn Tweed this winter), I’mContinue reading “two-tone.”

Scenes from my stash…

I don’t think there’s a standard worsted weight yarn I adore more than Malabrigo Merino. The slight color changes in the solids are incredible, adding an element of detail so subtle yet striking I can’t imagine knitting with anything else when the pattern calls. Snips of Malabrigo dot my desk at home; Frank Ochre andContinue reading “Scenes from my stash…”

“To be thoroughly conversant with a man’s heart, is to take our final lesson in the iron-clasped volume of despair.”

I have finally gotten around, after many many months, taken to getting shots of a cowl vest I created sometime last spring whilst there was still  a bit of a nip in the air. Crocheted up with a honkin’ large hook and some super bulky wool, this wearable is called the Voluminous Vest and I’mContinue reading ““To be thoroughly conversant with a man’s heart, is to take our final lesson in the iron-clasped volume of despair.””

Would Elvis approve of these bold stripes? If Priscilla is the benchmark, uh oh.

Just last week, I mentioned I’d be releasing a whole bunch of goodies on the Kraftworkin’ Kitsch readers. Welp, I’m still working on pattern writing for a few of them (…and with loads of holiday knitting on my plate I don’t foresee getting them done in the nearest of futures), but at least I’ve finallyContinue reading “Would Elvis approve of these bold stripes? If Priscilla is the benchmark, uh oh.”

The mountain would “cow(l)-er” in my presence. Rawr!

Might I suggest that you, too, can strike a pose if you buy a deliciously over-sized recycled sweater cowl from Mountain Girl, a brilliant crafter out of Peterborough, N.H. who sells her lovely eco-friendly wares on etsy. Last week I gushed over a recycled gray sweater cowl, that I scooped it up for a mereContinue reading “The mountain would “cow(l)-er” in my presence. Rawr!”

Full-Coverage Cowl….you’ll “cowl” into a corner if you can’t own one of these.

Can I please, please, please gush on how absolutely beyond satisfied I am of this extra chunky cowl I recently designed and knitted up? Not only is the brilliant yellow-green color phenomenal in person, it is so g.d. warm. I’ve warn it a couple of times since I completed it last week, and I haveContinue reading “Full-Coverage Cowl….you’ll “cowl” into a corner if you can’t own one of these.”

Cowl under this one….too!

Last weekend, while giving my friend Sarah her first knitting lesson (to which she picked it up incredibly fast, managed to keep at it all week, and has had zero questions since day one! impressive!), I decided to cast on and knit up a really quick super thick n’ bulky cowl, and I have toContinue reading “Cowl under this one….too!”

Wild oats will get sown some time?

Last night I decided to hibernate and get cracking on a bunch of knitting I have already cast on needles and needing serious attention. While I did a ton of work on the Poonan Cabled Baby Sweater I need to have done for a baby shower at the end of the month, I needed toContinue reading “Wild oats will get sown some time?”

Malabri-n-go Me This!

I finally got my hands on some delicious Malabrigo yarn! Drools! While these two kettle dyed and handspun in Uruguay skeins really made my credit card sweat, let me just say, it.was.worth.it. Malabrigo yarn is smooth and soft as butter; a pure Merino worsted weight yarn well worth the $12 a hank; and might IContinue reading “Malabri-n-go Me This!”