Happy new year, gift knitting roundup

Happy New Year, lovely knitters! I hope your holiday season was restful, warm, and as joyous and raucous as you like it to be. Ours was utterly lovely this year. Close to home, we hosted our annual solstice open house, and made it through the longest night surrounded by friends,…

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CustomFit Off-roading: The Spider Sweater

Happy Friday, knitters! Last week, I uploaded a new tutorial to the site – 5 tips for successful gift sweaters: I mentioned the tutorial in my newsletter, and several of you wrote asking about The Spider Sweater I featured: I made this sweater for Jacob several years ago – making…

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Gifts for knitters (including you!)

I’ll share some of the FOs from the Fall KAL next week, but with holiday season officially on us (here in the US, at least), today I wanted to talk about gifts for knitters. This year’s Gift KAL has gotten off to a great start, and I’m loving seeing everyone’s…

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Homecoming

Hello, lovely knitters! Happy fall, and l’shana tova to all of you who celebrate. It’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks, but I’m finally back home. The laundry’s (mostly) done, the email is (mostly) caught up, and the boys are thoroughly snuggled. I’m enjoying some afternoon sunshine working on my…

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Work haze

Hello again, lovely knitters! SUPER long time, no see – it’s crazy how quickly August and September are zipping by. The Fall KAL sweaters are piling up fast and furious over in the Ravelry thread, Clara Parkes’ amazing new book is in stores now (I’m thrilled to be a part…

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From Summer to Fall – New KAL

Happy Friday, lovely knitters! The weather is still steamy here, but my thoughts always turn to fall in August despite the heat. Crisp mornings walking through a sleepy garden with a cup of hot coffee; cold, clear nights sky-gazing; dazzling color in the trees on a sunny day. Fall is…

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Holiday Weekend Bonanza (new sweater, new class)!

Happy weekend, lovely knitters! And a happy holiday to those in the US – I have fun news to share with you today, on two fronts! Knit Stars – I’m a teacher! First, something super exciting – I’ll be teaching at Knit Stars 2.0 this fall! I’m really excited to…

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