New Year, New Yarn, New Stitch

During the fall I fell in love with Jimmy Beans Wool‘s online store, where I’d gone to purchase lots of Cascade 220 Sport for the projects I wanted to make from 60 More Quick Knits (Sixth & Spring Books), which I’d received for my birthday over the summer. While I was there, I signed upContinue reading “New Year, New Yarn, New Stitch”

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Printemps Shawl Progress

Back in May, I mentioned I was starting a new shawl project. I’m steadily working toward completion and excited to say that it’s almost done! 😀 Here is a quick snapshot of the work-in-progress: The pattern is very easy to follow and memorize. Once I got through a couple pattern repeats, I didn’t need toContinue reading “Printemps Shawl Progress”

Learning New Techniques — Provisional Cast On

Up until this point in my knitting experience, I have never had to use a provisional cast on. I know what they are, but never had to do one. Until today. I found a beautiful shawl pattern I want to make to go with a sleeveless dress I bought for an upcoming cruise. Although ourContinue reading “Learning New Techniques — Provisional Cast On”

Book Review: Knitting Block by Block by Nicky Epstein

Knitting Block by Block by Nicky Epstein offers 150 different styles of blocks, divided into six categories: Basic, Applique, Colorwork, Special Techniques and Cables/Counterpanes. That’s a lot of blocks! As soon as I saw this beautiful hardcover book, I couldn’t wait to read it and start on some projects. Each section shows a full orContinue reading “Book Review: Knitting Block by Block by Nicky Epstein”