Monday, May 20, 2013

Kids Knit and Needlework Camp!

I am looking forward to teaching two sessions of Kids Knit and Needlework Camp at Abuelita's Knitting & Needlepoint in South Pasadena!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Herdy Mugs!

The graphic on this Wool Journey mug set from Herdy Co. depicts the skills and trades involved in wool production, from clipping and trading to spinning and weaving.  Perfect mugs for your knitting time cup of tea!  

Monday, May 13, 2013

Sneak Peek

Here is a little peek at samples for a project that will be the root of an upcoming lace knitting workshop in a gorgeous location.  The workshop will cover provisional cast ons, basic lace knitting tips and tricks, how to read a chart and how to read your lace, and how to pick up stitches and work a knitted on lace edging, and how to block lace.  Can you tell that I am really excited about this?!!  And might I add that knitting lace of this scale and from these yarns is unbelievably pleasurable?!!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

A Perfect Sweater and a SOLD OUT workshop!

How perfect is this sweater?!!  It is the Beeline pattern as knit by raveler Isabel, who is lilalu on  I love everything about this sweater - the fit, the drape, the eyelet detailing on the sides.  I am thinking that we might need to have a knit-along at Abuelita's Knitting and Needlepoint and here on the blog...

In other news, my sock knitting workshop for Bakersfield, CA TKGA-affiliate "What The Knit" Knitting Guild on June 1st is sold out!  I am so excited to get to walk the guild members through the steps for knitting socks (wow - two puns in one sentence!).

And, keep an eye on this blog for upcoming news and information about the Abuelita's Ojai Knitting Retreat, the weekend of October 4-6, 2013 on the California coast.  It is going to be amazing!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

February Ladies

I found this photo in the projects section of the February Lady Sweater pattern on Ravelry and had to share it with you. The knitter of these is named Donna and she can be found here.   I sure hope that she does not mind me sharing her photo.  I just think that these ladies are so adorable in their matching February Lady Sweaters!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Knitting and Crochet Blog Week Post 2!

As I mentioned yesterday, we are celebrating Knitting and Crochet Blog Week!  Yesterday I was directed to choose my house/creature (the mascot I most closely identify with).  Mine is the House of Bee.  Today we were told to think of a project that embodies that house/creature and blog about it.  This was super-easy for me because I am working on the Tiny Owl Knits pattern The Beekeepers Quilt.

Here is how designer Stephanie Dosen describes it:
I started mine last summer as did my BFF Linda.  Mine is for my fantasy gypsy caravan that I will tell you about later, and Linda's is for her amazing son Willie.  I took a bit of a break, but now I am knitting a hexipuff-a-day, so I have almost 100 done!  I am using kapok to stuff my puffs.  There are literally thousands of knitters making this project, so naturally there are very active threads in the Tiny Owl Knits group on Ravelry, so go have a look.  It is unbelievable how many industrious worker-bee knitters (and Queen Bees too!) there are.  You will also find loads of charts should you wish to embroider some of your little hexipuffs.  Part of the beauty of this project (and why it appeals to my bee girl sensibilities) is that it is meant to be a project that you work on a little at a time while you have other projects going on.  How great is that?  No pressure, just pleasure!  And while you need about 380 little double-knit, stuffed hexipuffs to call it a quilt, each time you finish one you get that little thrill of completing a project.   Go buy the pattern, make a little project bag, and join the fun!!