Tour our Spring surprises in Nature 2020.
It started last year when a knitter loved the dropped stitch motifs in Air Bender and I challenged myself to see if I could turn the abstract butterflies into real butterflies with the same techniques. Then…
As an Admiral butterfly lights upon the trickling waterfall in a garden fountain, Milady Admiral gloves elegantly portray the scene. Soft as a butterfly’s fluttering wings, Milady Admiral graces hands with loving stitches. Admiral butterflies sparkle upon your wrist while the added sheen of glass beads is certain to brighten any day. Drop stitches invite all butterflies to take flight. This gentle touch of the butterfly’s wings warms your heart. With Admiral’s kisses, enjoy these stitches.
I love to add Japanese glass seed beads to my hand knits. A friend mentioned she wanted to try, but was concerned about what happens when it’s washed.
Formerly, True Vineyard Ministries, this organization rebranded earlier this year to have their mission match their brand. After prayerfully considering the options of which mission to support, I decided to give Handspun Hope another year. What drew me back to this organization for another year is how well suited our philosophies are in that we’re both eco-enthusiasts loving the world around us in Christ through fiber arts.
Wandering through labyrinths of rocks formations or books, “The Stacks” will mark your path in your stitches. Academic from the start, this design knows the importance of breaking from book learning to explore the great outdoors. Whether a beginner on the needles, or well-studied in yarn wrangling, this no-shaping rectangular shawl design packs a visual punch of knitting interest.
I’ve always wanted to name a design “Prolegomena” so set forth with that intent for this design. However, as I stitched the concept to life, it began to tell a different story.
“Social distancing” the buzz word of corona safety has been my prescription for these last 20 years of EI. Truly, the last human touch I experienced, save camera mom and dad, was the doctor during my last exam back in November. It’s a tough reality and something that people with EI experience on a daily basis. However, I’ll share two secrets with you for survival during more private times. 1. Find God’s blessing in each day – from the unexpected email of a friend, to a gorgeous sunrise or sunset, to a particularly delicious yarn, CS Lewis in “Surprised by Joy” calls these love letters. By making a point to recognize each one, He will revive your spirit in ways only He can. 2. Make use of technology to stay connected. Yes, they may be virtual hugs, but try to imagine them as real and feel the connection the other person is making an effort to share with you! To that end, I’m thrilled to present the following collaborated KAL for your knitting enjoyment:
I know I’ve been teasing you with a secret non-knitting project for MONTHS now, but everything is finally ready to share.
A Valentine’s Day love letter from a moebius to double knitting, Love Moebius marries these two fun techniques. Take a walk on the wild side as you watch the moebius magically twist and turn your stitches. Highly contrasting colours will make your heart throb for these X’s and O’s.