Current Articles

Below is a list of articles with the most recent ones listed first.

What I'm Knitting: Zuzu's Petals by Carina Spencer

Zuzu's Petals by Carina Spencer, a lovely cowl that has the look of a shawlette and covers a lot of neck-and-chest for extra warmth come winter temps.

Published: Saturday 17 December, 2022

What I'm Knitting: Decide in Noro's Miyabi

I am continuing my streak of simple projects, great for gifting and for working on when chatting with friends or watching The Great British Baking Show.

Published: Thursday 17 November, 2022

What I'm Knitting: Exoskeleton Cowl by Shanna S. Cohen

I am currently knitting the rather simple but very intriguing Exoskeleton Cowl by Shanna S. Cohen.

Published: Saturday 15 October, 2022

Color of the Month: October

Color of the Month: October

Topic: Color

Published: Tuesday 04 October, 2022

Another Passion

Sourdough baking!

Topic: Newsletters

Published: Sunday 07 August, 2022

Color of the Month: August

From Pantone, August's color is Sun Orange.

Topic: Newsletters

Published: Sunday 31 July, 2022

Thoughts on Color Contrast (or not)

My default patterns for summer knitting are hats, almost always done in brioche style. They are small, easily portable, and do not add heat to my lap as I work on them.

Topic: Newsletters

Published: Monday 18 July, 2022

Baby, it's cold outside...! - Newsletter, January 25, 2022

I have been going for my morning walks with three scarves -- one around my neck and face and two in my pockets to replace that one when it gets too icy. My little corner of the universe has the nickname of "The Icebox of New Jersey" and when my son came to visit from a town just a short distance away he was amazed at the amount of snow we had gotten. 

Topic: Newsletters

Published: Wednesday 26 January, 2022

The Purples of Dusk - Newsletter, December 14, 2021

As the days are getting shorter and shorter, it seems to me that colors are also shifting towards the shorter end of the spectrum as well. Call it maybe an ambiance of purples..? The overall look of colors to my eye seem to be veering cooler in an unexpected match to the weather. And the longer twilights are especially striking.   We'd like to share some special things with you today.

Topic: Newsletters

Published: Tuesday 14 December, 2021

Unexpected Colors - Newsletter, 12/7/21

Sometimes you have to really look to see colors and sometimes they just jump out at you. We have some marvelous new finds we would like to share with you. 

Topic: Newsletters

Published: Sunday 12 December, 2021

Art Nouveau, Gustav Klimt, and Brioche Knitting

Published: Thursday 27 August, 2020

Brioche Knitting: Useful Links

Brioche knitting is reversible which is really nice -- great for shawls and wraps, wonderful for scarves.  Often the two sides mirror each other though not always; the colors are always reversed though.  Having no right-side or wrong-side and a choice of predominant color depending on mood and clothing is a major plus. 

Topic: Tutorials

Published: Thursday 09 April, 2020

Beaded Knitting: Useful Links

Here are some inks that I refer to often about knitting with beads.

Topic: Tutorials

Published: Monday 30 March, 2020

Tip and Tricks: Add Beads To Your Knitting With Pre-Threading

There are many ways to add beads to knitwear. I'd like to explore these a bit with you starting with Pre-Threading as an option.

Topic: Tutorials

Published: Friday 06 March, 2020

Tips and Tricks: Bead Soup Bracelets

What to do? Then you start to knit the bead soup or bead stew bracelet and discover to your dismay that somehow colors or shapes or sizes are lining up in a very un-random fashion.

Topic: Tutorials

Published: Saturday 29 February, 2020

Snow and snow again - Newsletter, December 3, 2019

We'd love to share with you some new kits and some ghosts-of-Christmas-past ones --- some great designs that we have brought back.

Topic: Newsletters

Published: Thursday 05 December, 2019

Custom Bracelets

Robin wanted to get our Whale Road bracelet but preferred a silver tone clasp. While that would have been an easy substitution, I decided that the bead mix needed to be slightly altered in order to lessen the gold-based beads and add more cool silver-based ones.

Published: Wednesday 08 May, 2019

The Unique Sheep - Fingering Weight Yarns

The Unique Sheep carries a number of fingering weight yarns and there are a few additional ones which are Earth Faire exclusives.

Published: Wednesday 06 February, 2019

Kieran Foley

I am truly enamored with Kieran Foley's  designs.  His use of color is awesome and I  particularly love his work with stacked  centers quadruple decreases. 

Published: Thursday 30 August, 2018

What I'm Knitting: Ute Nawratil

One of my favorite designers is Ute Nawratil. She has been knitting designs that combine two of my current favorites: double knitting and brioche.

Published: Wednesday 11 April, 2018

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