Knitting and coffee


Lyn texted … Are you available Saturday morning? I have a split stitch about 40 rows back and it’s in garter stitch.

Sure, said I. I’ll bring my seed stitcher/fix it tool. (sorry we didn’t turn off the mic) garter stitch repair with seed stitcher/ fix-it tool (you tube link)

And after a cup of coffee for [...]


How important are they? Family, work, friends ….

As I transition from retail to online, I find myself thinking of relationships developed over the years.

Family, of course. Being back in the home after twelve years, i’m remembering I just can’t drop what I’m doing with family and work. Nor can i drop what [...]

Welcome, welcome

Just popping in here to say welcome to all the new readers and followers. Come back as we rebuild our website and refocus this blog in the upcoming months. Do you have any name suggestions? Here are a few I’m tossing around…

Lea-Ann Loves …. Techniques, books, classes, news.

Today’s knitting…

Well, I’m [...]

In store clearance, Aug 30, 10-5

Clearance time! Don’t miss out! Saturday, august 30, 10-5 — last chance!

Big discounts on remaining yarns, patterns, and books. We have shepherds wool, alpaca, noro, cottons, and more spread out around the store.

Stock up for winter and gifts with finished sweaters, scarves, hats and knit happy sweatshirts and shirts.

Organize [...]

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 [...]