What a year it has been – thank you for joining in our publication 10-year celebration!!
Such joy and smiles occurred when one of you wrote and asked if “Shadowlands” was inspired by C.S. Lewis. You know us too well!
Puddles and I are so excited to introduce something we’ve not done before – a pattern designed to learn and practice Lindsay’s Invisible Short Rows for 2 color brioche knitting! We could have just created a dishcloth, but that wouldn’t be very “Knit Eco Chic” so instead we created a fun faux-bius with directions for an optional skinny scarf.
An exciting 10th anniversary celebration I wasn’t expecting was to be invited to interview with Antionette.
Please join me in welcoming Karista of Sweet Mountain Crafts to the blog today. I’ve followed Sweet Mountain Crafts on IG for a while and love the gorgeous yarn and beautiful scenery.
Fitting in with “Hems and Ends” – when working two color brioche in the round, do you cross your yarns at the color transition or do you not cross your yarns? As I was knitting Aspen Travels, this question kept egging in the back of my mind.
Our newest release, Butterfly Silk, features optional colourwork with some beautiful colour transitions! But that necessitates the question, how to carry the yarn? I know there are tons of methods out there – from the “no carrying, I cut and weave in ALL those extra ends” camp to the super sly “hide it in my knitting” camp and everything in between.
We’re going to continue another year sharing with Handspun Hope! Last year saw so much wonderful growth with that ministry. Our 2020 Sharing partner, Handspun Hope, has been raising money these last few months to build “The Will Barnhill Counseling Center” at their yarn dyeing / crafting compound in Rwanda. As we wrap up our business year end this month what a way to celebrate – this week they announced the second story of said building is now fully funded!! Praise the Lord and heartfelt thanks to all their donors. Earlier this year, Puddles and I took part in Handspun Hope’s first ever Virtual 5K. This effort funded the first floor of the counseling center. Thank you to those who …
Race Puddles (runners) or me (walkers) in Handspun Hope’s 1st virtual 5K!
The next two releases in the Rise Up Collection both feature fabulous colorwork! “Shooting Star” by Marcela Chang Knits and “Garden Cowl” by Knit Equals Joy.