An Epic Lace Project and An Upcoming Class

When my mind drifts back to May of 2014 it is filled with frolicking lambs, large waves, a guild meeting with new friends, plus my first visit to Jamieson & Smith in Lerwick, Shetland. Our typical travel luggage for international vacations is one backpack and one small daypack each. This accommodates the essential clothing for…

STITCHES at Home – lace classes

STITCHES Expo at Home offers people access to the best teachers and vendors, and I am teaching two classes in June. STITCHES is known for their top-notch events, and these virtual shows allow access to everyone, regardless of location.  I’m teaching Take Flight – Knitting Your First Lace Shawl as well as Shetland Sky, Sea,…

Wildflower Season and a Shawl

In early 2013 I dreamed that I was standing at the top of our north pasture looking over a beautiful, manicured formal garden. Spotless paths spread geometrically from the center towards hedgerows and flowers on the garden’s edges. I woke and recalled the reality of the north pasture, which is beautiful not in a manicured…

Einband and Lopi Book #40 are now available!

We’re quite excited to let our customers know that we are now including Einband, the laceweight Icelandic wool, along with Plotulopi and Lettlopi in our offerings!  This is a great little yarn in a wide range of colors. The yarn is a single (that means it’s not plied), but that single has a nice firm…

The Sleeve Situation

When I choose a new knitting project I often ask myself if there’s anything new to learn. Now, I’ve been knitting a few years but by no means know it all. One of the reasons I chose Betts Lampers Autumn Colors Fair Isle cardigan was that I was curious about the construction at the shoulders.…

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…