Tuesday, March 18, 2014


I'd been wanting to knit one of these for a really long time. I'll admit I first read the directions when it showed up in Knitty, back  in 2008?, and remember thinking I need to up my skills before I tackle that one.

So, I waited, saw the thousands of knitters knitting them on Ravelry and finally bit the bullet. I can now say that was one of the most fun knits I've done. There is nothing like the feeling you get when you drop your first column of stitches on PURPOSE! You hold your breathe and hope you did it right!

I'm really enjoying wearing this to work, it goes with so many of my clothes, wrap it around your neck with a sweater/skirt and I feel like a million bucks!

Pattern: Clapotis by Kate Gilbert
Yarn: Great Adirondack Yarn Co. Bamboo Cotton

Yardage: 900 yards
Colorway: Mixed Berries
Needles: US 7mm
Ravelry Page

 Trust me, if you haven't knit one already, what is taking you so long? Knit on!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

A really warm cozy

I had originally intended this yarn to be another project, however after I cast on I realized it wasn't meant to be.

I am still blogging about all the knits I did last year, so I can tell you I've worn this all winter long at home. It is the perfect size to wrap around my shoulders, or loop around my neck, either way I'm really warm and the yarn feels heavenly on my skin.

Pattern: Cozy by Danielle Schoonover
Yarn: Great Adirondack Yarn Co. Bamboo Cotton
Yardage: 495, and I used every bit!
Colorway: Victorian
Needles: US 9
Ravelry page

The color alone just goes with anything...perfect to brighten up this long new england winter!