Subtle shade shifting gradients- A brief description of my technique

While most of my ombre gradients feature noticeable shade shifts, I have now introduced a more subtle gradient.  While I am still in the testing phase of choosing colors, some colors lend better to this technique than others. I will still incorporate 4 shades of a single color into these gradients but they will have…

Another serving of Oatmeal please!

I finished my 3rd Oatmeal sweater by Jane Richmond a month ago and the more I knit them, the better they get. I knew going into my 3rd that I wanted to make it roomier as the pattern is originally intended for a close fit or negative ease. I decided to use Paton’s Classic Wool…

Handspun mitts

I found the perfect mitt pattern to go with this beautiful handspun.  The handspun was created from a beautiful braid of Yarn Hollow fiber in colorway “Squiddles”. It is a 3 ply and about 137 yards. The mitts are a pattern from Purl Soho’s blog Purl Bee. They are the Super Soft Merino Hand Warmers. The…

What’s on everyone’s hooks, needles, & wheels??

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been crazy busy with life and knitting/crocheting/spinning… I thought this would be a great opportunity to share some pics of what I’ve got going on. First up on the hooks, the commissioned, or should I say bartered, Granny square blanket. This is for a work friend who I…

Manos Del Uruguay new roving

I had picked up a braid of Manos Del Uruguay’s new roving while on my mini-vaca to Southport, NC at the lovely Angelwings Needle Shop. A few days ago I was intent on finally getting it spun on my wheel because I had the Yarn Hollow sampler I was spinning fresh off of the bobbin….

Summer Berries

Here is another one of my handdyed yarns in my Snuggle base which is 100% Merino wool. The colorway is called Summer Berries and is a mixture of fiery red, melon-y orange, and purply grape. It yields approx. 180 yds. and is a fingering weight. This is super soft and would be great for baby…