Brooklyn Tweed Fall ’12 Look Book

I just checked out the Fall ’12 Look Book from Brooklyn Tweed and I absolutely love every design! I don’t think I’ve ever come across a book or book of patterns that which I’ve even liked half of them. These designs are timeless and modern and don’t look too intimidating. *Fingers crossed* While I have…

Another Shroom

Here is another Shroom knit last week out of LB’s Wool Ease Chunky. Having now knit this hat 3 times, each time using different yarns, in my opinion the LB Wool Ease Chunky is a close match to S&C Outer, however, I definitely agree with the designer when she suggested that there really aren’t a…

New yarn purchases

If I’m in Sewickley, which usually occurs on a weekly basis, then that means I’m usually at Starbucks and my LYS Yarns Unlimited which usually means I buy yarn. Today, I got my hands on some Manos Del Uruguay Silk Blend in a lovely blend of mauve/pink/lavender/celadon/cumin/mint colors. The colorway is called Wildflower and it…

Another knitting all-nighter

I finished the fair isle Snowflake hat about 10 minutes ago. I have to admit that I really had no clue if it was even going to turn out remotely similar to what it should be, however, I was pleasantly surprised. If I would have followed the pattern spot on, it would have looked exactly…

New fair isle project

I’m starting a new project today. It’s going to be a fair isle hat for my little guy, Carter. I’ve found a few patterns on Ravelry and have decided on the free pattern, Snowflake Hat. This hat looks relatively simple and I like making hats because they are quick for the most part. I’m using…

Yarn Cakes on Sunday

Joann’s was having a sale on all Lion Brand yarn so I picked up some Vanna’s Choice in these lovely, wintery tones. I will admit I’ve never knit anything Fair Isle but just looking at these colors screams Fair Isle to me. I’m going to try to find a leg warmers pattern on Ravelry or…

FO – Drop Stitch Cowl

I finished the drop stitch cowl this evening and I’ll probably make a few more. It was such an easy and fast knit and it used all of 1 skein of Lion Brand Yarn’s Hometown USA in purple.

A good outfit on a cold day

I love colder weather for this reason: What I’m wearing: – Slouchy hat by me – Big Herringbone Cowl by me – American Eagle coat circa 1998? – White cowl neck shirt by The Limited – Flare jeans by NY&CO – Frye boots circa 2005 – Cognac leather bag by Coach circa 2006

New project alert!

I found this gorgeous cowl on Ravelry while looking for a pattern to use with my HiKoo yarn. This is a gorgeous yet simple cowl that I cannot wait to make. This drop stitch cowl pattern by Abi Gregorio requires 110 yards of any bulky yarn. Here is a pic of the designer wearing her…

And, I need a new project…

Today will be the end of our gorgeous weather that we’ve had here in Pittsburgh since about Tuesday/Wednesday. I actually don’t mind that although I’m not ready for snow yet. There’s the possibility of snow on Monday or Tuesday I believe. Which leads me into my next topic- what should I make with my HiKoo…