Monthly Archives: March 2011

Weschester with Jared Flood

Tonight I trekked from the city up to Chappaqua, Westchester where Jared Flood was doing a lecture for the Westchester Knitting Guild. My friend Jen lives in Westchester so it was convenient to hang out with her and check out the lecture. It was really interesting. Jared discussed the process with which he brought Shelter [...]

Helping Japan – doing my bit

Over the past week, I think most of us have been shocked at the scenes televised across the world as a result of the mega quake in Japan. This time, 10 years ago, I’d just found out that I would be moving to Japan to teach English for a year. It was my senior year [...]

And the March winners are…

I announced the winners in my group but totally forgot to on the blog. Sorry for that. RNG seemed to be a bit on the biased side so the numbers came out on the small side. I thank my friend in Canada who patiently provided numbers for the winners. It ended up taking over 10 [...]

March Madness Giveaway

It’s giveaway time and for March instead of just giving away 1 skein of yarn, I’ll be giving away 3 skeins of Malabrigo Merino Worsted in the colorway Sapphire Green (210 yards per skein). This yarn was generously donated for the giveaway by Malabrigo Yarns. The guys working at Malabrigo are super awesome. As this [...]

New Pattern Release: Anansi, shawl with pom poms

I’ve recently released this new pattern which can be purchased either here or on ravelry. Feel free to ask questions or knit along in my ravelry group. Skill Level: Advanced Beginner Sizes: One size (Easily customizable to desired size). Finished Measurements: 65” x 24” Gauge: 16 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette [...]

New Pattern Design and St Paddy’s Day Parade

Today I had class at FIT and I now have to design a swimsuit collection. We had to find pictures from a specific culture pre-20th century and use that as inspiration for a collection of swimsuits. I went to my local library and got a book of 18th century French paintings which I’ll use as [...]

Malabrigo and Me

Most people that know me know that I am a bit addicted to Malabrigo yarn. There are some other yarns that I love like String Theory and Zen Yarn Garden, but when it comes to my fall back yarn, it has to be Malabrigo. I pretty much know my gauge in each Malabrigo base and [...]

New Pattern Release: Pemberley Cowl & Mitts

Happy Wednesday! Today I’m releasing a new pattern into the wild: Pemberley Cowl & Mitts. Months ago Roxanne of Zen Yarn Garden offered me yarn support and I chose a couple of skeins of her Serenity 20 fingering weight yarn. It’s a lovely mix of 70% superwash merino, 20% cashmere and 10% nylon. It took [...]