2020 Hindsight and a Look Forward

Sometime in September I needed the cargo van we use for Lost City Knits and went about clearing out things we just leave in the van between shows. The last time we touched hardware for the booth was in February at STITCHES West in California. Cleaning out the van provided a moment of reflection on…

Of Notebooks and Needles

  An ongoing task of mine is sorting through the boxed remnants of lives no longer lived. A barn here has a wall filled with boxes of photographs stuck to sheets in three ringed binders, mementos, a silver bell from Tiffany’s, all mixed in with scrapbooks and newspaper clippings of moments once deemed memorable but…

Shetland Wool Week Annual

As Fall, or “hairst” as Shetlanders say, rolls around each year knitters have a lot to be excited about. ‘Tis the season for some of the big wool festivals in the US – most of which happened virtually this year. It also marks time for many of us who love traditional wools and designs to…

Virtual Tour on the Deck

We made a video. Because we aren’t seeing you out and about this year, we cleaned off the deck, brought out some props, and set up a little version of our booth. The video is at the bottom of this post. In hindsight, it does have a SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN feel about it, but I’m a…

Milo & Maize – pattern release!

My 40th Lost City Knits pattern in 10 years is now available! Milo & Maize is a yoke pullover knit from the bottom up. Its simple pattern of plants dancing around the neck was inspired by rows and rows – miles and miles – of grains dancing in a gentle breeze as we drove through…

Announcing Killabew

The Killabrew Vest There are six miles of gravel and blacktop road to the nearest four way stop sign from our farm. That’s Lost City, and from that intersection Killabrew Road winds east along the Fourteen Mile Creek bottom. The Killabrew Vest uses Jamieson & Smith jumper weight yarn. It is worked in the round from the…