cute baby, super easy blanket

evan and super easy baby blanket

This baby and this blanket  . . .

Pattern: Super Easy Baby Blanket, easy garter stitch stripes on a size 7 or as needed to match gauge. Seven earthy colors. approximate finished size, 36″ x 45″. 

Yarn: Tatamy Tweed DK

Manufacturer/Distributor: Kraemer Yarns Fiber Content: 45% cotton; 55% acrylic Yarn Class: Light Suggested Gauge: 22 sts = 4″ [...]

A day at the lake

My office for the day

Yeah, you caught me. Actually I’m taking a sunshine break from my downstairs office. While I’m out and about, thought I’d show you the new packing station, yep, in the corner of our kitchen.

And what happens in the kitchen for the first time in almost a [...]

My studio

Lorna Miser showed a picture of her huge loft studio on Facebook, so I thought I’d show the progress on my space.

First, the south wall. The right side is full of magazine collections. The left is being filled with ufo projects as I unearth them.

The east wall has two machines, the lk-150 [...]

Enchantment Shawl Kit/KAL starts soon!

Enchantment Shawl closeup

Plan now to join the Enchantment Shawl KAL starting Friday, June 27, 6-? at Knitting Today. Keep reading for the details!


Perfect for a special dinner in the cold a/c, this wide, shallow shawl begins with a charted lace border that’s knit sideways, then bands of bobble and leaf stitch patterns are worked [...]

update from Lea-Ann

Out of the blue today I was thinking there must be a song which addresses my current feelings about change and moving from the storefront into a studio room and adjusting to that change. What popped up was a song by Group 1 Crew called Movin’. I went to one of their concerts with my [...]

moving right along . . . amazon vs. paypal?

So, my new hours of Monday-Thursday by appointment, and Friday and Saturday, 10-4, seem to be working fine from my end. Not a lot of feedback from the customer so I can only assume it is working just fine.

I’m ordering from Brown Sheep, Plymouth, Mountain Colors, Lorna’s Laces, and other companies on an almost [...]

KnittingU March: blocking

Its time to give it a go for KnittingU. We’ve been snowed out the past two months. I’m anxious to see what everyone has been working on and if they’ve been using the lessons learned in our previous knittingU classes. Here’s the details:

Saturday, March 1, 10-12 Tuesday March 4, 2-4 Thursday March 6, 6-8


Slow but sure, a marathon not a sprint.

Every day, every project, every pile. I have to remember that projects are a marathon not a sprint. It’s about time for a new top ten list. I find I’m adding and adding and not finishing, once again. Problem is it isn’t just knitting.

1. Graphic design homework projects due 2/27. 2. Editing next KnitStyle [...]

Storefront hours

For the next few weeks, our storefront hours are by appointment only. A combination of weather, grandkids health issues, class requirements, my health, and working on the online community website is taking priority. If you need something, you may place an order online and choose the shopping method of “will pick up” and we’ll call [...]

February KnittingU: increases

KnittingU: February 2014 Why Do I Need This Class? I can hear you now. I already know how to increase so why do I need this class? Do this little, um, swatch (I know how much we all love to do swatches!) for me:

Cast on 10 stitches (sts). Knit one row. K 2 sts, [...]