Hello lovelies, and happy new year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season with lots of relaxed knitting time. I know I dropped the ball on blogging at the end of last year when everything got insanely busy, but for 2019, I aim to write at least one post a week in this space, if not more. I love sharing big and little thoughts about knitting with you, and I hope that you will enjoy reading them.Read More
Remember when I gushed about Thea Colman’s glorious pattern photography for her Fernet Branca sweater? Well, something on Ravelry stopped me dead in my tracks the other day again, and I just had to share it with you:
Pom Pom Quarterly’s pattern photography for Issue 27 (their current Winter issue) is SO stunning that I kind of want to print a few of them and hang them on my wall.Read More
Okay, truth be told, that headline is probably as click-bait-y as it will ever get here on HLH Designs. But I couldn’t resist! Because it is true - knitters are wonderful people to gift to, but more often than not, when you don’t know what exactly they want, they’re also incredibly hard to gift to.
There are a thousand shades of yarn, there’s superwash vs. non-superwash, there’s tons of different project bag styles, and well, sometimes I get overwhelmed by choosing amongst all of that.
One thing that can never go wrong though? A gift card for a yarn shop or maker they love. So for this year’s Christmas season, I was determined to figure out a way to make gift cards work, and we did it!Read More
A few weeks ago, I asked you to weigh in on a couple of thoughts I was pondering for our direction 2019. Something I’m perpetually struggling with is balancing my own creative vision for HLH Designs with what you lovelies want and need from us, and, truth be told, sometimes this has gone extremely well, and other times, not so much. So for next year, I decided that I wanted to ask you directly what you want - and wow, you did deliver.Read More
After my no-swatching disaster of Glendalough, I promptly decided to cast on another hat - without swatching. You’d think I’d learn, wouldn’t you? Well, I’m happy to report that my second hat-knitting-without-swatching adventure had a decidedly better result than my first: I proudly present my finished Bracken Beanie!Read More