Yarn Con Yarn! And last chance for Early Spring Yarns

Hi, Knitters, We’re skeining, dyeing, labeling and packing as fast as we can to get ready for Yarn Con in Chicago this weekend! Belle will be accompanying me and we’re really looking forward to the sweet organizers and meeting/seeing Chicago … Continue reading

Yarn Con Yarn! And last chance for Early Spring Yarns

Hi, Knitters, We’re skeining, dyeing, labeling and packing as fast as we can to get ready for Yarn Con in Chicago this weekend! Belle will be accompanying me and we’re really looking forward to the sweet organizers and meeting/seeing Chicago … Continue reading

Happy Accident, Snickerdoodles

Hi, Knitters and Crocheters, This weekend, my dad is going to fulfill his dream of taking Li’l Buddy and some friends skiing up north, “While I can still ski!” This knitter isn’t a big skiier, but I’m more than happy … Continue reading

Happy Accident, Snickerdoodles

Hi, Knitters and Crocheters, This weekend, my dad is going to fulfill his dream of taking Li’l Buddy and some friends skiing up north, “While I can still ski!” This knitter isn’t a big skiier, but I’m more than happy … Continue reading

Bahamas and Back Again

More notes from the Bahamas! Internet faded in and out, but I did take advantage of my free time to check out StitchMaps, the new charting site developed by tech editor and author of Charts Made Simple, JC Briar. In … Continue reading

Leaf Lace, KAL’s and Good Times

In the Lair It’s March, so we have a new featured color in the shop; it has to be green, of course, and my whizz-bang office manager Chris named this soft gradient Lothlorien. We both fell in love with this pale blue-green … Continue reading

Knitcircus Podcast #34

Amy reveals knitting nuggets from Camp, Jaala can’t take her eyes off Dave the sheep shearer and everyone’s gearing up for serious fall knitting. Listen on Libsyn or iTunes Mentioned this podcast: Amy’s Ireland Trip Donegal tweed Wisconsin Sheep and … Continue reading

Using Gradients: Triangular and Crescent Shawls

Gradient Yarns look so enticing in a cake with all of the pretty colors showing, but sometimes it’s hard to picture how they’ll knit up. Here are some tips for getting the most from your gradients with different shawl shapes. … Continue reading

Play Ball, Wind Yarn, Yarnover

Things have been hopping in the Lair, with Yarnover and two Yarn Clubs  not to mention spring springing… Last night, our plum tree began blossoming; this morning, the cherry tree joined in the fun. Yarnover was a blast; driving ninja Amy D got … Continue reading

Knitcircus Podcast #29

What’s your knitting “default setting?” The gals reveal theirs, talk linen stitch, hard-to-find-yarn and coin a new term.  This podcast was recorded over skype; sorry for the echoes. Jaala was apparently knitting at the bottom of a well. Next time: … Continue reading