Blue Moon Alpaca Farm

Being the avid knitter and yarn collector that I am, I was thrilled to discover that there is an alpaca farm only a few miles away from where I live. I’ve always wanted to own a few alpacas and spin my own yarn; and, by always I mean for like the last year. I was dying to go check out Blue Moon Ranch and get the low down on alpaca raising, shearing and yarn spinning.Continue Reading

Not Your Granny’s Afghan

I’m always reaching for a cozy throw to toss on my lap during a movie or while lounging around with a good book. Of  course the softer and plusher the throw the better! I love the throws my Grandmother knit; however, they are all a bit scratchy and itchy. A result, I believe, of the times and a lack of variety of yarns that we now have to choose from. I decided to retire my Oma’s afghan  (not to worry it’s just on the end of my guest room bed  –  not in the trash) and knit up a version of my own using today’s luscious, cloud like yarns.Continue Reading

See Ya Later Alli-Gaiter

Garter Gaiter

In an earlier post I talked about the beautiful color dipped cowl I did as a potential Christmas gift for my 14 year old niece. The cowl ended up being way too big for her, so I had to come up with another gift that would be perfect. I ended up making her this gorgeous and extremely easy Garter Gaiter from… yup Purl Soho. I swear I am not being paid to endorse the store… though I would gladly take some free yarn if they want to throw a little love my way. 😉Continue Reading

Color Dip This

Color Dipped Cowl

I had so much fun doing the color dipped scarf and was thrilled with how beautifully it turned out, that I decided to modify the pattern and apply it to a cozy delicious cowl! I got the idea from Purl Soho’s Mountain Cowl pattern. On its own with no modifications the Mountain Cowl is glorious, but I was so in love with the color dipped effect I was sure it would be just as beautiful in a neck warmer!Continue Reading

Just Keep Knitting, Knitting, Knitting…

Katherine Heigl Knitting

Just keep knitting. Just keep knitting. Just keep knitting, knitting, knitting…

My sister came up to Utah for the holidays this year and this was the mantra she and I kept repeating as we feverishly worked to finish our knit gifts for family members. For any of you parents or animated film fans out there it’s a take on Dori the fishes’ song just keep swimming from Finding Nemo (yeah now it’s gonna be stuck in your head too, sorry)!

I included some photos of said knit gifts in a previous post, but wanted to share with you the patterns used and the shortcuts I took to get the gifts done in time. Continue Reading

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