Saturday, November 11, 2017

New Post via Instagram November 11, 2017 at 01:40PM

The happy face of a #Knitter who finally decided how to finish the sleeves on her #sunsethighwaysweater and did it! I couldn't be happier with these colors, and my decision to rip back and make the sleeves 3/4 length. One of my favorite speakers @franklin.habit once shared he learned from his grandma, if it's worth making, it's worth making right. #wordsToLiveBy I still love the elbow patch look, but my other sweater has those. @boylandknitworks pattern + @leadingmenfiberarts + #madelinetosh yarn = #sweaterMagic! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜✨✨ #sweaterWeather #ravely #happyKnitter #knittersofInstagram #yarnSwoon

Thursday, November 9, 2017

New Post via Instagram November 09, 2017 at 05:18PM

When your podcast and purchases pile threatens to take over your large dining room table, it might be time to podcast soon ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰ Loads of lovelies to talk about on @stockinettezombies #FOs #enabling #yarnSwoon #knittersofInstagram

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

New Post via Instagram November 07, 2017 at 04:49PM

I may have gone a little overboard at @darnknitanyway this past weekend buying all the amazing new #RemixLight from @berrocoyarn. Have you seen this fingering weight version of their recycled non-wool base? I love the marl/tweediness, color palette, put-up, price, and it is seriously soft! I plan to knit all the colorwork and lots of gifts. Definitely #sorryNotSorry !! #yarnSwoon #Ravelry #knittersofInstagram #stashingup

Monday, November 6, 2017

New Post via Instagram November 06, 2017 at 04:31PM

Its the circle of socks, and it moves us all (to the tune of Circle of Life)๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต As I finish up 1 skein of super fun self-striping yarn, 3 more arrive! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ #SkewSocks with @showmeyarn Camp ZK colorway. Future socks are @knitterly_things gorgeous speckle stripe sock club (middle) and 2 others that jumped in the cart #yarnSwoon #dailyKnitSocks #Ravelry

Sunday, November 5, 2017

New Post via Instagram November 05, 2017 at 03:37PM

My 2nd #sunsethighwaysweater is #taDone and was smoother sailing on the sleeves! I love the elbow-patch look of this design, and it turns out if you have enough yarn to finish in the main color, the colorwork at the elbows actually creates that look. #goFigure #knittingLessonsLearned Yarn is @leadingmenfiberarts and #madelinetosh Design is Sunset Highway by @boylandknitworks #yarnSwoon #knittersofInstagram #Ravelry #sweaterWeather

Friday, November 3, 2017

New Post via Instagram November 03, 2017 at 03:51PM

When knitting attacks!! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ When I ran out of the green, I convinced myself that finishing with the pink at the bottom of the sleeves was the correct thing to do. Now indecision has struck again, and the pink feels discordant and distracting. What would you do? I have just a tiny bit of green, grey, and blue left. If I went 3/4 sleeves, what point would rip back to? #helpMeDecide #sunsethighwaysweater #indecisionStrikesAgain #ravelry

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

New Post via Instagram October 31, 2017 at 08:31PM

Happy Halloween! I hope you have lots of tricks or treats, whichever is your preference. My crew ate too much candy ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿซand dressed up as a hot dog, a power ranger, Evil Dead Ash, and a unicorn! ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ #loveMyFamily

Saturday, October 28, 2017

New Post via Instagram October 28, 2017 at 01:53PM

The tale of two sweaters..... that time when 2nd guessing my color combo drove me to try another yoke and I just couldn't bring myself to rip out the first. #sunsethighwaysweater in @leadingmenfiberarts and #madelinetosh Unlike last weekend at #Rhinebeck, this weekend in MN, it is definitely #sweaterWeather! #hopefullyEnoughYarnForSleeves #Ravelry #knittersofInstagram #yarnSwoon #iloveColorwork

Thursday, October 26, 2017

New Post via Instagram October 25, 2017 at 07:00PM

My #Rhinebeck2017 purchases encompassed many days and many events and I am in love with it all! An early NYC purchase from @onceuponacorgi at the @knittycity trunk show. My #NeedlesUp2017 purchases include my first (3!) @legacyfiberartz and adding to my @andresueknits and @thefatsqrrl stashes (including the awesome EZ enamel pin). And on Sunday at New York Sheep and Wool, I adopted a marled green bundle of love from #briarrosefibers! #yarnSwoon #soMuchToKnitSoLittleTime

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

New Post via Instagram October 25, 2017 at 03:35PM

I was initially drawn to attending Rhinebeck to see what the event was all about and buy all the yarn, but I go back year after year for the fabulous people! And these 3 ladies couldn't be more fabulous! I will forever remember this as that time we had a wonderful breakfast and even better conversation with @kristyglassknits and couldn't stop admiring her fancy llama painting. We are covering up the llama's fancy attire, but trust me, she is fabulous! Thanks for hosting us and sharing your lovely home and llama @kristyglassknits ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ #rhinebeck2017 #rhinebeck #knittersarethebestpeople

Sunday, October 22, 2017

New Post via Instagram October 22, 2017 at 05:12PM

Sitting on the hill knitting with an apple cider donut in my belly, and soaking up one last #Rhinebeck moment before starting the trek home. The weather was a bit warm for wearing your #rhinebecksweater but the Knitters were fabulous, and the trees at the fairgrounds were autumnal and glorious. #rhinebeck2017 #sunsethighwaysweater #Ravelry #knittersofInstagram

Saturday, October 21, 2017

New Post via Instagram October 21, 2017 at 07:19AM

I have been a #picturePostingFail but it is in no way a reflection of the amount of beauty that surrounds me and fun I am having. Here are a few of my fav NYC moments from earlier this week! Running along the Hudson, frozen mochachino at Serendipity, adventuring with my brother, and picking out new #sunsethighwaysweater yarn colors at @knittycity (my fav NYC LYS) ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Sunday, October 15, 2017

New Post via Instagram October 15, 2017 at 05:22PM

While packing knitting projects for my NYC and #rhinebeck2017 trip, I asked myself what I had been dreaming of casting-on, and decided to pack that! All the gorgeous #sunsethighwaysweater on my IG feed have me ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ So a few hours of flight delays into JFK later and I am knitting and drinking coffee at the Minneapolis airport. @leadingmenfiberarts Spotlight and #madelinetosh tosh sock #whatWouldIdoWithoutKnitting #Ravelry

New Post via Instagram October 14, 2017 at 06:13PM

Happy #Caturday ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿˆ๐ŸˆI don't know what I would do without my FO-tography sock supervisor and lap utilization specialist. Another pair of #skewSocks finished for #socktober with @maigoldjen Rainbow Connection minis and @lornaslaces rainbow speckle. #dailyKnitSocks #Ravelry #socktober2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017

New Post via Instagram October 12, 2017 at 09:36AM

The best way to start the day, other than coffee ๐Ÿ˜œ, is slipping on a new pair of fresh-off-the-needles #handknitsocks ! This time my socks are the 'leftovers' from Q's socks, instead of the other way around. He is excited we have matching socks! #SkewSocks @leadingmenfiberarts in the 'You Betcha' colorway #Ravelry #dailyKnitSocks #socktober #socktober2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

New Post via Instagram October 10, 2017 at 05:50PM

I don't often post about my work, but I can't resist sharing my pride in my team and our poster at #CIMCON17 ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ It is surreal to see my name with all these #genomics geniuses! Also I am wearing one of my favorite sweaters, #Levenwick with @sunvalleyfibers MCN. #teamWork #representingKnitters

Saturday, October 7, 2017

New Post via Instagram October 07, 2017 at 11:49AM

A brief respite from the rain and cold during D's soccer halftime, with 2 more kids' games to go. I am sneaking in a few rows on another #socktober sock. Yarn is @threeirishgirlsyarn from @yarnharborduluth in the Duluth inspired colorway, Lakewood Wildflowers. I love the colors and how the colorway is striping! Yet another pair of #skewSocks. #socktober2017 #Ravelry #rainraingoaway ☔☔⚽⚽⚽

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

New Post via Instagram October 04, 2017 at 04:54PM

Happy #socktober a month to knit, wear, and celebrate socks! I kicked off my #socktober2017 by casting on a long languishing skein of @fiddleknits in the mint chocolate chip colorway gifted to me at the first ZK. I love my new pair of #SkewSocks! #dailyKnitSocks #Ravelry #sockWeather #knittersofInstagram

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

New Post via Instagram October 03, 2017 at 05:23PM

We have a new #handknitsocks lover in the family! Q started wearing the hand-me-down worn only once socks from his older brother. So when he asked for new pair, I knit him some! This Minnesota born and raised boy and I both love the @leadingmenfiberarts colorway "You betcha" ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’ž #dailyKnitSocks#ravelry

Thursday, September 21, 2017

New Post via Instagram September 21, 2017 at 08:38PM

As an anniversary gift, I bought the game #bearsvVSbabies, and the whole family has enjoyed playing it every day since! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ The giggle-worthy graphics are by @theoatmeal, the premise of the game is easy to learn, it is fun with 5 people or just 2 (after kids are in bed), it takes about 20 minutes to play, and building crazy monsters to take on diabolical baby armies is super entertaining and funny! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘x5 #loveMyFamily #funForTheWholeFamily

Monday, September 18, 2017

New Post via Instagram September 18, 2017 at 05:59PM

Many years, births, deaths, tears, and lots and lots of laughter have brought us where we are today. But the important part is we are together. Happy anniversary to the kind and wonderful man that I get to share my life with. ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

New Post via Instagram September 13, 2017 at 06:38PM

When you are lazy and wait to block a bunch of sweaters all at once, it sort of feels like an FO-paloza.....until you remember how long you let them sit there #aBlockAway! ๐Ÿ˜‹ LOL I foresee wearing this one all fall and winter long! Pattern: #groundPepperSweater by @suviknits with a beautiful blue @leadingmenfiberarts speckle gradient kit! ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ As a bonus I think I may have enough leftovers to knit E a sweater too! #winterIsComing #sweaterWeather #Ravelry #yarnswoon

Monday, September 11, 2017

New Post via Instagram September 11, 2017 at 05:10PM

Owl always love you! ๐Ÿฆ‰๐Ÿฆ‰๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž And there is so much to love: The fun of unraveling a sock blank. My children's funny disbelief that the stars and owls don't show up in the socks. How the gorgeous gradient is knitting up. And the love of a friend in this gift from my @knitcahoots counterpart and fellow night owl @irocknits. Sock blank is #knittersnightmareyarn @sadieruin Pattern is #NeverLostTogetherSocks. #Minnesota52 #zombieFriendshipKAL #dailyKnitSocks

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

New Post via Instagram August 30, 2017 at 07:32PM

Where this is headed, I am going to follow! ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฃ I am absolutely loving how this gorgeous gradient #groundPepperSweater kit from @leadingmenfiberarts is knitting up! Pattern by @suviknits #IloveBlueToo ๐Ÿ’™#greenGrassKnitting #Ravelry #rhinebeckSweater #knittersofInstagram

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

New Post via Instagram August 23, 2017 at 07:36PM

I have loved every moment of the unique construction and this gorgeous green, but the knitting suspense is killing me! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ฎ But I am almost 100% certain I am going to run out of yarn on the back and there is no way to shorten the body. My plan is to rip back and shorten the sleeves and use the yarn to make a small bit of ribbing on the neck, sleeves, and bottom band. Pattern is #rhapsodyInCables by @jojilocat Yarn is #PosteYarn DK Big One in the Boyne Valley colorway. #Ravelry #rhinebecksweater #rhinebeck2017 #knitSuspense #whenKnittingAttacks #yarnChicken

Friday, August 18, 2017

New Post via Instagram August 18, 2017 at 10:21AM

Ta-done! I love everything about this project: #WonderWomanWrap by @carissabrowning ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Even without the signature colors, you can see the inspiration. I highly recommend the pattern featuring a fabulously fun construction that allows you to proudly proclaim or secretly sport your super hero cape! #youAreAllWonderWomanToMe #knittingIsMySuperPower #knittersofInstagram #Ravelry

New Post via Instagram August 18, 2017 at 10:17AM

Ta-done! I love everything about this project: #WonderWomanWrap by @carissabrowning ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Even without the signature colors, you can see the inspiration. I highly recommend the pattern with a fabulously fun construction that allows you to proudly proclaim or secretly sport your super hero cape! #youAreAllWonderWomanToMe #knittingIsMySuperPower #knittersofInstagram #Ravelry

Sunday, August 13, 2017

New Post via Instagram August 13, 2017 at 02:06PM

Fresh off the needles for the #zombieFriendshipKAL #skewSocks with the fabulous #yarnover2016 colorway from @dreamsinfiber I love all the colors and how it creates micro-stripes! This skein reminds me of all the fabulous friends I see at knitting events like YarnOver, and specifically @jknitma and @ballke who both got a skein and enabled me to buy it! #Ravelry #dailyKnitSocks #knittersofInstagram

Saturday, August 12, 2017

New Post via Instagram August 12, 2017 at 03:53PM

Please excuse my #latergram, it has been quite the busy week! I had a fabulous time on Thursday at @lakesideyarn signing books and meeting all the wonderful Knitters who stopped by, including this group from Wisconsin! It was kismet that we met, as their story of traveling, fun, knitting, and friendship is the same as the book! @irocknits and I are both wearing the #BeachPleaseTop. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘#knittersarethebestpeople #knittersOfInstagram #Minnesota52 @knitcahoots

Saturday, August 5, 2017

New Post via Instagram August 05, 2017 at 12:39PM

We started my #StitchesMidwest2017 shenanigans off right by chatting with the fabulous @kristyglassknits yesterday, and had! She is so lovely inside and out! #knittersarethebestpeople #knitCahoots #knitTheRoad

Friday, July 28, 2017

New Post via Instagram July 28, 2017 at 04:46PM

Squeeee! Gearing up for #StitchesMidwest2017 next week and feeling totes legit with this super slick retractable banner setup! Make sure to stop by and see us and the book (and the sign ๐Ÿ˜œ) in person next week in the @stevenbestudios booth. Kid included for scale. #Minnesota52 #StitchesMidwest #knitTheRoad #knitCahoots #kidForScale

Sunday, July 16, 2017

New Post via Instagram July 16, 2017 at 12:59PM

My awesome running buddy! Today's long run day was made so much more enjoyable with this guy biking along by my side and chatting with me. ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿƒ‍♀️๐Ÿšด July #runningStreak #day16 #9mi #loveMyFamily

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

New Post via Instagram July 04, 2017 at 11:30AM

๐ŸŽ†Happy 4th of July! ๐ŸŽ† I am enjoying a lazy holiday at home with plans for fireworks tonight and very little else but knitting. I am completely in love with both this pattern and yarn: #FriendshipRoad by @irocknits #minnesota52 @knitcahoots with @cey_yarns Cricket (discontinued Cotton Merino) with such a fun marl and great hand. It really makes the addicting and simple Friendship Road motif ๐ŸŽ‰POP POP๐ŸŽ‰ What are you up to today? #cantstopwontstopknitting #ravelry #knitTheRoad #loveGreen #knittersofinstagram

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

New Post via Instagram June 28, 2017 at 04:27PM

Rainbow mini set + rainbow speckles = Rainbow-tastic knitting ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’ž๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’ž๐ŸŒˆ The #LoveALLways design is named for all the love between crafters, friends, and humans. And because you will love this convertible piece all the ways you can wear it: as hat, cowl, headband, and facemask. ::Pattern:: Love ALL Ways from #Minnesota52 @knitcahoots ::Yarn:: @marigoldjen Rainbow Connection mini set inspired by her grandchild's art and Rainbow speckles @larnalaces from @theloopyewe #CampLoopy2016 #pridemonth #pride2017 #yarnswoon #ravelry

Friday, June 23, 2017

New Post via Instagram June 23, 2017 at 08:22PM

Knitting and thoroughly enjoying @susanbanderson speaking at #zk2017. She tells such great stories about her stashing and knitting journey!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

New Post via Instagram June 22, 2017 at 08:40AM

The #zk2017 goodie bag assembly crew! Thanks to everyone for there hard work, and we set another speed record! And thanks to everyone that sent something for the attendees! #fullofgoodies #yarnSwoon #rollAroundInThatYarnPile

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

New Post via Instagram June 20, 2017 at 03:03PM

After running #ZK2017 errands all morning, taking a moment to eat a late lunch and cast on a toe. It is hard to say which was more fulfilling! These variegated stripes fill my heart with SQUEEE! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž#yarnSwoon #selfstripingsockyarn #dailyknitsocks #skewSocks #prezkfun

Friday, June 16, 2017

New Post via Instagram June 16, 2017 at 05:38PM

To moebius? Or not to moebius? that is the question. I am about to get my Kitchener on, and need to decide whether to twist before joining. Pattern is #noRoadLongEnoughInfinityCowl from #Minnesota52 book. Yarn is @dyeabolicalyarn Tenacious Sock, colorways Time Warp and Donkey Shane. #soExcitedIcanShare #ilovecolorwork #knitCahoots #knitTheRoad #ravelry

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

New Post via Instagram June 14, 2017 at 06:28PM

When you don't have enough leftover self-striping yarn for a pair of socks for your daughter, you mix in a solid and feel like a yarn bartender...oOr is it a yarn mixologist? ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ Pattern: #StaticZing socks with solid heels and toes, modified to be shorties Yarn: @knitterly_things Vesper self-striping, colorway Tomorrow Land. #ravelry #knittersofInstagram #dailyKnitSocks #yarnSwoon

Saturday, June 10, 2017

New Post via Instagram June 10, 2017 at 02:23PM

Happy #wwkip2017! I am knitting at a soccer game, as you do. Or at least as I do most Saturdays. ๐Ÿ˜ This yarn is the new thinner Merino nylon base from @knitterly_things, and it's my new favorite of Julia's bases! #SkewSocks in the Tomorrowland colorway. #ravelry #dailyKnitSocks #worldwideknitinpublicday2017

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

New Post via Instagram June 07, 2017 at 04:57PM

We at @knitcahoots are having our book baby! It has been 2 years of throwing ourselves into a project that we had no idea how hard it would be or what we were getting ourselves into; very much like having a baby (with a very long gestation!).๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿ“•๐Ÿšผ๐Ÿ“• Here is our 'sonogram' aka cover, and you can head over to to see the doula @yarnhoarder Amber's behind the scenes video of the proofs being printed aka born. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘ That is also where preorder is available, with that delivery in July 2017!!! #ravelry pattern pages are also up! #bookBaby #iloveanalogies

Sunday, June 4, 2017

New Post via Instagram June 04, 2017 at 03:38PM

Happy SUNday! Nearly 90F, and poolside knitting with a slight breeze to keep me cool. #SkewSocks with DIY stripes using #anotherCraftyGirl Sesame Street minis. Don't the stripes on my socks look like the slats on my beach chair? ☀๐Ÿ–๐ŸŠ๐Ÿ‘™ #ravelry #socksSunday

Saturday, June 3, 2017

New Post via Instagram June 03, 2017 at 06:04PM

Today was a double soccer double-header, and somehow during the whole day of games I found myself knitting another pair of #SkewSocks. Oops! ๐Ÿ˜œ I am DIY striping #anothercraftygirl Sesame Street minis, 4 rows ACG variegated, 2 rows white. Love my #zk2016 pouch for minis, and looking forward to #zk2017!!!! #juneIsNow #ravelry #knittersofinstagram #dailyknitsocks #soccerMom #skewFever

Monday, May 29, 2017

New Post via Instagram May 29, 2017 at 05:23PM

Happy Memorial Day and thanks to all that serve and protect. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™ I got a healthy dose of relativism today. Mother nature reminded me that it is indeed still May on Minnesota and not summer yet. And after working with linen for a day, this wool feels so very soft and smooshy! #rockingthejeweltones #ravelry #BannerDay #cyborgscraftroom #impromptuDanceParty

Sunday, May 28, 2017

New Post via Instagram May 28, 2017 at 11:40AM

It's beginning to feel (and look) a lot like Summer ☀๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘Memorial Day weekend, flowering bushes, and a linen short-sleeve top on my needles. Pattern:: Walkway by @norahgn from @quinceandco #FrameworkBook. I modified to be in the round rather than worked flat, and it is really flying without those purl-back rows. Yarn:: @knit_picks #LindyChain (linen cotton blend) in the Honey colorway

Saturday, May 27, 2017

New Post via Instagram May 27, 2017 at 11:06AM

Happy socks Saturday! I love asymmetry. But when you balance the asymmetry through mirroring, I love it even more! ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ˜ Yarn:: @dyeabolicalyarn Sturdy V2 Corriedale sock in the Thunder Boom colorway Pattern:: variation on #ExpandingCommuKnitty socks pattern #dailyKnitSocks #ravelry

Friday, May 26, 2017

New Post via Instagram May 26, 2017 at 06:21PM

A long weekend and a new colorful cast-on.... I'm as happy as a cat sunbathing! ☀๐Ÿฑ Yarn:: #cyborgscraftroom Assparkilate in the Impromptu Dance Party colorway Pattern:: #BannerDay shawl #ravelry #happyAsACatSunBathing

Sunday, May 21, 2017

New Post via Instagram May 21, 2017 at 03:19PM

The 'Thunder boom' colorway seemed like an apropos cast-on for a stormy weekend, though the blues and greens are much brighter than my current view out the window. As always, I am loving the Corriedale sock base from @dyeabolicalyarn, and mixing things up with an asymmetrical​ #ExpandingCommuKnitty (off- center spine/expanding point). #dailyKnitSocks #rainraingoaway

Friday, May 19, 2017

New Post via Instagram May 19, 2017 at 06:24PM

It has been awhile since I have worked on a project without a deadline and for pure enjoyment, and I am thoroughly enjoying this one! ::Yarn:: #KnitStyleYarns Chic Sock colorway, Goth Faerie ::Pattern:: #NurmiluntuShawl by Heidi Alander - I am working the lace sections in stockinette rather than garter #ravelry #knitAndEatYourGreens #yarnSwoon

Sunday, May 14, 2017

New Post via Instagram May 14, 2017 at 07:04PM

Happy Mother's Day! Apparently a 'quick trip' today to #shepherdsharvest2017 didn't stop me from power shopping and buying all the things! Definitely sensing a bright color theme (tap for tags).