Well Begun

Well then, that's the first big step for next year's book all sorted.  The last of the yarns are in, and they're lovely. That's sweetgeorgia's Cashluxe Fine in Terra Firma. And that's their Superwash Sport in Goldmine. Both delightful, as sweetgeorgia always is.  Both already swatched and properly sorted into my scheme! If you want to look back over all the yarns for next year's book, you should be able to find them here (plus other stuff about the book as it comes together).  I've got lots of pieces for it off with knitters right now, and the rest will [...]

July 2, 2016|

Still Smitten

Yup, this yarn in the mail thing never ever ever gets old.  These lovelies are from Anzula, and I suspect grand things are going to be happening with them! That's dreamy in Gravity. And that's Squishy in Cardamom. And oh my are they lovely.  I swear those folks can do no wrong!

June 27, 2016|

Still Fun

The happy yarn barrage (goodies for next year's book) continues unabated.  Today's lovelies are from Malabrigo. We've got some Arroyo in Reflecting Pool. And some Twist in Sealing Wax. And yes, for those playing along at home, that is rather thick, and it might not be what you'd expect for socks...that's because it's turning into slippers.  Oh and wow are they going to be nice!

June 15, 2016|


So this awesome thing happens when you've got a few books and a whole bunch of patterns under your belt.  You start to have a magic list in the back of your head of who does the best yarn.  You know, the places you are sure will always always always have something beautiful to tempt you with.  Hazel Knits is totally on that list (and this is not the first time I've fallen prey to their goodies). I've got two of their little treasures to play with for next year's book.  This is their divine in Braeburn. And this is [...]

June 2, 2016|

I get all the best mail

So there's this thing where I have an idea, then I talk to some of my very favorite yarn makers, then they send me yarn, then I play with it.  I believe technically it's called 'my job,' but really it feels like way too much fun to be a job. Two of the latest yarns to arrive (they're for next year's book) are from Blue Moon Fiber Arts. The first is Yaksi Fingering in Poupon (tell me I'm not the only one to be amused by yak...that's just nifty). And the next is Socks that Rock Mediumweight in A Hazy [...]

May 26, 2016|

Easy enough

So I love that you guys are enthusiastic about the idea of listing the sizing information for the sock patterns in the next book in multiple gauges.  That actually makes my life secretly easier, as I may possibly have requested a couple of thicker yarns already.  And if you guys are cool with it, then I don't have to have the internal debate about 'do folks know they could totally do this with skinny yarn instead? because they totally could do that.'  Instead I can just say 'skinny yarn? You'll get these sizes. Thick yarn? You'll get these sizes.' and [...]

May 15, 2016|

I love this part

So as I mentioned, Curls 2 is off at the printer (yay) and will be out this summer (double yay).  And that means it's totally time for me to diving in to the next book.  One of the first steps is always getting yarn.  I flashed some of the other pretty yarns for the new one a few days ago, but the mail fairy has brought me more in the meantime! That's Mrs. Crosby Hat Box in Roasted Chestnut. And that's Lorna's Laces Solemate in Manzanita. Both awfully yummy, and a good illustration of something I'm considering for this book.  [...]

May 12, 2016|


So, now that Curls 2 is off to the printer (did I tell you guys about that? We should talk about that, look for more shortly!), it's time to start on next year's book.  Now next year's book is a little different than most.  We'll talk about it at length over the next year or so I'm sure.  But for now? For now I just want to show off some yarn! Those are two beauties from Seven Sisters Arts (that's Karen Grover's company, formerly of String Theory, so you know everything is going to be amazing). The greeny gold one [...]

May 5, 2016|
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