Design Inspiration Revealed: Wendy D. Johnson’s Maple Leaves Gradient Cowl

Designer Wendy D. Johnson is a multitalented sock-knitting guru, the author of Wendy Knits Lace, Socks from the Toe Up, Toe Up Socks for Every Body and Wendy Knits. She designed the amazing Maple Leaves Gradient Cowl for our Fall Collection, which … Continue reading

Cables and Lace Video, New Colors and Mitts

Hi, Knitters, It’s getting cold here, tea-drinkin’, stew-makin’, bundle-up cold. I’ve got a hot mug of Chai Spice tea  on my desk as I write. As you know, this is the time when handknits come in handy… Aran Lace Video … Continue reading

Yuletide and Teal Door

Pattern and Kit Release! Designer Elizabeth Morrison and I have teamed up to offer you a new pattern and kit! Elizabeth is known for her beautifully-written classically-inspired patterns. For this cowl, she was inspired by an ancient teal portico with … Continue reading

Snowy Weekend; Perfect for Handknits!

Over Groundhog Day, we watched the wonderful Bill Murray movie of the same name, and Belle watched it with us for the first time. And, just like those radio announcers said, “Don’t forget your booties, ‘cuz it’s cold out there!” … Continue reading

Snow is Glistening

…Not quite sleigh bells in the lane yet, even in Wisconsin, but we’re ready!   Every year for Thanksgiving, the kids and I decorate the windows with snowflakes, with hopes for big drifts this winter.   In the past, we always … Continue reading

Knitting Recipes Sneak Peek

Our wonderful graphic designer, Anneliese, just gave me a flash drive full of photos from our last Knitting Recipes shoot, and I’m so excited to share them with you! We had such a good time shooting at Mother Fool’s Coffeehouse … Continue reading

New Knitting Recipes Pattern: Grand Avenue

Introducing the latest addition to the Knitting Recipes: Hats and Cowls e-book: Grand Avenue! Named after a favorite place from my childhood, Grand Avenue knits up super-fast on Size 15 needles with Blue Sky Alpacas‘ wonderful Bulky yarn. I just had so much fun … Continue reading