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
Originally, the title of this post was “Knit the Look” and then I was like, wait, where have I read that? I went over to Fringe Association, and yes, I was right: Karen Templer’s category of ready-to-wear garments that you could easily knit yourself is called like that.
So, meet “Ready-To-Knit” (To cheesy? I don’t care.) - a loose instalment of RTW clothes that catch my eye that you could also knit yourself.
Starting with hessnatur’s winter catalogue and these four fabulous sweaters!Read More
Happy Socktober, lovelies! If you’re totally confused by the title of this blog post, let me help you out: Traditionally, October is sock month in the knitting community. There are lots of new sock patterns released every year, sock-specific KALs are held and everyone tries to fill up their sock drawer in time for the cool weather.
Now, up until a few years ago, I didn’t get it. Knitting socks seemed unnecessarily tedious: mini needles, you need to knit the same thing twice, and then you only get to wear them a few months of the year (I can’t stand the feeling of wool against my feet when it’s warm outside). But, lo and behold, when my friend Verena released her first pattern, the Tulsi Socks, I caught the bug - and for a few months, socks were all I wanted to knit.Read More
During my last Untouchable Day I found myself browsing Ravelry, just for the fun of it. I stumbled across Thea Colman’s new sweater Fernet Branca which is all kinds of gorgeous, but what stopped me in my tracks was the pattern photography.
Glorious photos that just overflow with joy - pure, untainted joy and give me the feeling that the model is so incredibly comfortable in their body. That’s the kind of pattern photography that I love and want to see more of!Read More
After finishing up a heavily cabled DK weight sweater, I'm craving something lighter on my needles. Maybe it's time to cast on one of my favorite summer tank tops? While I was pondering which one might have to jump to the front of the queue, I started thinking about summer yarns. Because, let's be real: Who on earth is going to wear a wool T-shirt in summer?
I've made one absolutely beautiful T-shirt out of an alpaca wool blend (of all things, I know...) and I've exactly worn it once. Wool and hot temperatures just doesn't work for me, and so I've fallen in love with more than one linen or linen blend yarn over the years.
I'm really glad to see more of these beautiful summer yarns pop up - and so I thought it was about time to do a round-up with a few that have recently caught my eye!Read More