A Good Use For Speckled Yarn

I had two skeins of Mad Tosh Home in the colorway Cosmic Wonder Dust and could not figure out what to make with it.  Over the past few years, I’ve really tried to build up my yarn stash and my wardrobe with more neutrals and solids instead of the variegated yarns that I used to…

Coffee break & a coffee cozy…

I was drinking a latte at Starbucks and felt compelled to knit a coffee cozy after having picked up one of their cardboard coffee sleeves. For knitting it out of my head, it came out pretty nice. A little wonky due to my uneven increasing throughout a few rows, but still nice. I used my…

FO – Shroom – another quick knit…

I finished Shroom just now. Not sure how I feel about it this time around. I followed the pattern exactly this time around. Even though I used different yarn than the original Shroom hat that I made, I believe the gauge is similar to it. What I’m not crazy about is I wish I would…

WIP – Shroom

I began the cast on for the Shroom hat by Lee Juvan which was published on Knitty’s website in 2009. I’ve made this hat before and really liked it. I mentioned in an earlier post that I’m using Rowan’s Big Wool rather than the suggested Spud & Chloe Outer. The first Shroom I made I…

From the yarn store…

After my much needed coffee break at the local Starbucks, I decided to head to my favorite LYS, Yarns Unlimited in Sewickley.   I went there on a mission to find some Spud & Chloe Outer yarn to make another Shroom hat, but unfortunately, they don’t carry the Spud & Chloe line. I should have…