Another honeymoon blanket

In the weeks leading up to Sonya’s birth, I picked up and finished a very old UFO: a “honeymoon blanket” that was last mentioned on this blog in December 2011.  I’ve knit a few of these blankets over the years; they all have the same basic ingredients:  a multi-colored cotton yarn by Katia, and mitered squares which […]

Emily Explains: Casting on with Two Circular Needles for Corker

My apartment was chilly this morning and as I rummaged through my sock drawer I was disappointed with the number of bulky socks I found. I don’t have nearly enough to wear with my favorite fall and winter boots! Obviously, the answer to my problem is to knit myself a pair. Corker is a pattern from our […]

Jillian’s Spinning: Spinning for Stitching

I’m teaching Spinning for Stitching at Yakira’s Intrepid Spinner Retreat the weekend after this and I’ve been monkeying with my samples. I almost always respin or add to my samples every time I teach a class becasue I’m always learning.

Look at these tiny samples I spun in different fibers. I spun the singles [...]

Shop our Holiday 2014 Catalog!

Our Holiday 2014 Catalog is online now. You can shop for gorgeous luxury fibers from Jade Sapphire, brand new Marblz needles from Knitter’s Pride, and new patterns from Valley Yarns, Classic Elite and more. And have fun decorating for the season with our Snow Family and Evergreens pattern featured on our cover.  Stock up on everything you […]

New Pattern Book Alert: Gramma Nancy’s Animal Hats (And Booties Too!) is Available Now!

In 2012, Lion Brand sponsored a design contest to use Vanna’s Choice® yarn and create an original design.  The winner was “Gramma” Nancy Nielsen, who we flew out to California to meet Vanna White as part of her prize.  Nancy’s design was an irresistible baby hat that looked like an elephant head and booties that […]

Little Projects

I always try to keep a small project on my hooks or needles as a sort of crafty "palate cleanser" while I’m working on intense, long-term projects. I’ve noticed that it helps to keep me motivated and excited about those big pieces if I can take a mini break and finish something else quickly. My newest favorite mini knit is Purl Soho’s free Garter Flap Hat (teeny tiny baby sized).

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