Monday, January 29, 2018

New Post via Instagram January 29, 2018 at 07:20PM

My "knit something different" socks ended up using the same pattern #skewSocks, but I had a lot of fun inversing the DIY stripes! I really know how to mix it up 😂😍 Yarn is @queencityyarn slumber party and @missbabs dark teal. #dailyKnitSocks #yarnSwoon #Ravelry #knittersOfInstagram

Sunday, January 28, 2018

New Post via Instagram January 28, 2018 at 05:03PM

In my happy place this weekend; back from the January Thaw with full bags, and a full heart. So many friends, so much knitting, and lots of yarn shopping! • Pictured top is #truenorthtoque knit at the retreat out of @lionbrandyarn - 4 hats from the 4 color skeins shared by 4 friends at the table. • Bottom left are my FOs from the weekend....all the color work! • Bottom right are my @sunvalleyfibers acquisitions (for more color work), retreat bag of Whimsey (George helped me pick his fav sheep) by @thesilvershedusa, enamel pins and stitch markers gifts, and yarn from #wisconsincraftmarket from @ewetopiayarn and @blackcatfibers (so many independent dyers there!) Thanks for the great event George and Jeanette, and thanks to all the Knitters and friends I got to share the event with and made it! 💞 #yarnSwoon #Ravelry #loveColorwork #svfjt2018

Thursday, January 25, 2018

New Post via Instagram January 24, 2018 at 10:56PM

I am loving all the #myfirstsweater posts, so here are mine. The garment on the right was my first top that I knit in 2008, which started out as a Little Sister dress for my daughter out of Hobby Lobby I love this cotton. But I misunderstood the pattern yarn weight and gauge and ended up with something that would fit me. In case you don't count garments without sleeves as sweaters, the long sleeve sweater on the left is Olive that I knit in 2009. It was fingering weight and my face shows the shock that I actually finished it! I remember wanting to find a fancy yarn that wasn't too pricey online and ended with this Cascade Heritage Paints from @websyarn. I still wear and love the Olive! #shamelessfirstknits #shortHair #babyFace #ancientKnitstory #RavelryMemories

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

New Post via Instagram January 24, 2018 at 05:20PM

Have you ever done a MKAL? Well this one is unlike any you may have ever done because not 1, not 2, not 3, but 4 designers collaborated to create a fun 4 week journey. I am a sucker for a good mystery and love story! I know how this one ends, and I couldn't be more proud of all the hard work @tellybeanknits @paperdaisycreations @irocknits and I did to bring this design and MKAL together. 💞💞 ❣️ Kits are available (while they last) at @threeirishgirlsyarn and @leadingmenfiberarts and the KAL is hosted out of the 2nd dyers Ravelry groups with awesome prizes galore. ❣️ Join the fun and use the coupon code LOVE for 20% off (link in profile) #LoveLettersMKAL #joinTheFun 😍😍😍

Sunday, January 21, 2018

New Post via Instagram January 21, 2018 at 05:56PM

Housework done ☑️ Errands run ☑️ Ready for some football 🏈 and sleeve knitting. #RollingRockSweater with @coppercorgi #Ravelry #knittersofInstagram #skolVikings #thatLaceThough

Saturday, January 20, 2018

New Post via Instagram January 20, 2018 at 09:25AM

Dear Knitters, Oh how I love thee! 💌 And with this love we created a kit with you in mind! I couldn't be more excited or use any more exclamation marks!!! 😍😍 The Love Letters kit is an awesome creative collaboration between crafters of all sorts: dyers, designers, graphic artists, needle craft wood working, and sewists! Just in time for the day of LOVE, the kit is a sweet treat with gorgeous yarn from @leadingmenfiberarts and @threeirishgirlsyarn, a bag by @daisygirlandco, needle gauge from @retromanticfripperies, and a surprise MKAL pattern for the yarn from 4 designers: @tellybeanknits @paperdaisycreations @irocknits and myself! Grab a kit while supplies last today at 10AM CST at @leadingmenfiberarts and @threeirishgirlsyarn. #allTheExclamationMarks #loveTheLove #knitLove #LoveLettersMKAL #knittersOfInstagram

Thursday, January 18, 2018

New Post via Instagram January 18, 2018 at 12:41PM

Taking a quiet moment in a busy day for tea, knitting, and sunshine. I set out to quit knitting the same thing over and over, but still ended up with #skewSocks. But I am doing DIY skinny and thick stripes with a solid and variegated (it's a little different 😂). ☕tea:: @tazo butterscotch blondie 👍👍 ::Yarn:: is leftover Slumber party @queencityyarn and leftover Hitofude #MissBabs. #scrappyHappy #ZKteam2 #knittersOfInstagram #Ravelry

Saturday, January 13, 2018

New Post via Instagram January 13, 2018 at 12:35PM

New beginnings are always so exciting; and for me, there is nothing quite like casting-on a new sweater! I am smiling and the project is smiling back 😁😁 Pattern is #RollingRockSweater by @theacolman with the stunning @coppercorgi Ogeechee Sport in the 'Stormy Marsh' colorway. Have you cast-on a project you are super excited about recently? #thoseGreensAndPurples 💜💚😍#yarnSwoon #Ravelry #sweaterWeather #knittersOfInstagram #knitHappy

Friday, January 12, 2018

New Post via Instagram January 12, 2018 at 04:06PM

The only thing I love more than knitting gifts is giving them; and hand-crafted gifts deserve those extra finishing touches! Using these labels always makes me happy! Socks are @nomadicyarns twisty sport #SkewSocks and @sunvalleyfibers MCN #NeverLostTogetherSocks 😍😍 #handknitwithlove #belatedChristmasGifts #dailyKnitSocks #Ravelry

Thursday, January 11, 2018

New Post via Instagram January 11, 2018 at 05:12PM

Like the girl who has a closet full of clothes but nothing to wear; after searching through my stash of so many #sweatersQuantities I didn't have anything that would work for the #portagecardiKAL...... So I _had_ to order this today 🤣 the fabulous Springvale DK base from @threeirishgirlsyarn in the Prince inspired 'When doves cry' colorway. I think the speckles and variegation will be beautiful for the lattice pattern on the back of the design. I can't wait to cast-on! #yarnSwoon #ravelry #sweaterSeason

Saturday, January 6, 2018

New Post via Instagram January 06, 2018 at 02:54PM

My 2018 new years resolution is to greatly reduced my sugar intake for health concerns. While I didn't know it before I started this journey, I was a hard-core #sugarjunkie. While readjusting my sweet tooth, I have been enjoying these @tazo dessert teas as a sugar free indulgence and substitute for my sugar lattes. You can really taste the inspiration, and gorgeous baked goods on the box really get you in the frame of mind. 👍👍Two thumbs up! #sugaraddictsanonymous #greatlyEnjoyGreatTea

Monday, January 1, 2018

New Post via Instagram January 01, 2018 at 12:41PM

Happy 2018! I finished 2017 much like I started it, with a pair of #SkewSocks. 😁 Just to document my crazy: Jan 1st, I cast-on my 18th pair, and finishing this pair Dec 31st was my 45th; 27 in 2017. My 2018 wish for every knitter is to have something that you knit that makes you this happy; a project that you can cast-on when you are uncertain what to knit next, a project that you always have the correct stash at ready to knit with, and a project that you enjoy wearing/using. Yarn is @destinationyarn International Space Station colorway. #dailyKnitSocks #knitHappy #Ravelry #skewSockObsession