This spring Brown Sheep Company offered reviewers their choice of Cotton Fleece or Cotton Fine. Since I’ve been digging some of the beautiful summer tee patterns that have come out recently, I decided to knit one! I ordered Cotton Fine in the colorway New Age Teal. Cotton Fine is a great summer blend: 80% cotton/20%… Continue reading Knit Me: Brown Sheep Cotton Fine
Not long ago I got the opportunity to sign up to review Shepherd’s Lamb‘s DK weight yarn. Shepherd’s Lamb is a family ranch in New Mexico that raises a variety of sheep and produces churro, rambouillet, mohair and other yarns that they then dye using natural elements. I’ve worked with their yarns once in the… Continue reading Knit Me: Shepherd’s Lamb DK Natural Dyed Yarn
A few months ago Bijou Basin Ranch offered me the opportunity to try their Gobi Yarn yarn. Bijou Basin Ranch is a working ranch in western Colorado that produces high quality, luxury fibers. They have a whole herd of Tibetan yaks (including Ruby who is often featured on their Instagram account) and I haven’t met… Continue reading Knit Me: Bijou Basin Ranch, Gobi
I’ve fallen down a bit on my Friday Fives because the last few weeks have been busy with travel and more. So here’s a Friday Five that covers what I’ve been up to! 1. London. Wes’s company asked him to travel to London for work for a few weeks in January and I took the… Continue reading Friday Five: Travels & Knits Oh My!
(cross-posted from The Well-Appointed Desk) Last year I had the pleasure of previewing the Strickplaner (€18.90, review here) which was a planner designed with knitters in mind. I confess that I didn’t use it much last year, but I really did like the way creator Martina Behm included different trackers and layouts so you could… Continue reading Review: The Knitting Planner
Not long ago I was offered the opportunity to review Hunter Hammersen’s latest offering: Curls 3, Versatile ,Wearable Wraps to Knit at any Gauge. I’ve been interested in knitting a “curl” since the first version of the book and clearly I have some catching up to do! Curls 3 takes Hunter’s basic premise of the… Continue reading Knit Me: Curls 3 by Hunter Hammersen
Not long ago I was offered the opportunity to knit something out of Manos del Uruguay’s newest yarn, Cabrito. Cabrito is a laceweight mohair dyed in Manos del Uruguay’s signature dying methods creating 12 gorgeous colorways on soft, fluffy yarn. Cabrito is an 80% mohair/20% polyamide blend and comes in 25g skeins with 230 yards/210… Continue reading Knit Me: Manos del Uruguay Cabrito and Gloria
Welcome to Episode 209! I have a few WIPs to share today along with a spin, and a knit fail. I forgot to mention that the Gift KCAL is still going! Tea: Stash Tea, Licorice Spice Knitting: In progress: Canyonlands Shawl by Nim Teasdale, my handspun In progress: Socks in Nomadic Yarns Brit Sock in… Continue reading Episode 209: #knitfail
Welcome to Episode 208! It’s been so long since I recorded I didn’t even remember what number we were on! I hope you’ve had a lovely end of November, and your December is off to a magical start. I have lots of knitting and spinning to share with you today, and info about KCALs and… Continue reading Episode 208: Channeling my inner flamingo.
I got off track with traveling last week, but this week I’m back and have lots to share! 1. NaKniSweMo Completed! You won’t be seeing this sweater on the blog anymore because it’s done. I worked on it on the way out California and finished before we headed home. I LOVE this sweater. I still… Continue reading Friday Five