Free knitting pattern: Grass Stitch Scarf

I love using slipped stitches in knitting. They are fun for colorwork (as in my Ladder Stitch Cowl and Ribbon Stitch Cowl patterns), but also for adding texture. This post contains affiliate links. Yarn for the sample was generously provided by Malabrigo Yarn. I’ve always been a Malabrigo fan — in fact, two of my … Read more

Holiday Stashdown Challenge 2015 Sponsor Spotlight: Michelle’s Assortment

I’m continuing my series spotlighting all of the great prize sponsors for the end-of-CAL giveaway for the Holiday Stashdown Crochet-a-Long. (If you’re just learning about the CAL now, you can find more details here, and you have until January 11, 2016 to enter the end-of-CAL giveaway.) This post’s featured sponsor is Michelle’s Assortment. Show your … Read more

2014 Sampler MKAL March Giveaway Sponsor: Michelle’s Assortment

You can find more information on the 2014 Sampler MKAL here, and can order the pattern here.  Join in any time for a fun project with great prizes! This month’s giveaway sponsor is Michelle’s Assortment.  Michelle sells her wireworked shawl pins, stitch markers, bookmarks, and charms on Etsy and at fiber events around the country.  You may … Read more

Vogue Knitting Live 2014: Day 3 and Stash Musings

Today was the last day of Vogue Knitting Live, and I felt a bit under the weather (perhaps that cold shower yesterday was to blame).  I did actually take my obligatory pre-event picture, but I looked so grumpy that I decided not to post it.  I was wearing my All Weather Cowl (you know, the one … Read more

Vogue Knitting Live 2014: Day 2

This post contains affiliate links. My second day at Vogue Knitting Live started off with no hot water at home (and who doesn’t love showering in cold water when it’s sleeting outside?).  In the rush to get out the door, I forgot to take the ceremonial pre-show picture of me in my handmade goodies.  (I was … Read more

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