Day 1 in England and I’m Almost Out of Knitting!

Yesterday marked Day 1 of my week-long England adventure with the girls, and do I have some things to tell you!
First, you must promise to read this whole blog post with an English accent. I can assure you, I’m well in the swing of things and am now typing this with an English accent. 🙂

So I’ll just begin.

Pre-travel things:

1. Here we are all excited, ready to fly out!

london traveling

2. We saw this. HAHA! Oh, Alaska. I love you.

ulu knife sign knitting blog

By | 2017-09-04T14:05:13+00:00 March 28th, 2012|Knitting, Travel Updates|4 Comments

Yarn Harlot’s Pretty Thing Cowl Pattern -FO

Finally! A finished object! I present to you, the Yarn Harlot’s Pretty Thing Cowl. It is like a little tuft of cloud-like softness!! Holy schmizels!

If you have never used qiviut yarn before, you simply must get your hands on at least one ball of this in your lifetime!
Qiviut is the down fur from the Arctic musk ox. I have been to see these cuties in person and they are just precious!

I purchased 1 oz of the delicious down fur and spun it into a lace-weight yarn. Originally I thought it was more of a fingering weight, but in truth it’s kinda […]

By | 2017-09-04T14:05:14+00:00 March 19th, 2012|Finished Objects, Knitting, Scarves and Cowls|2 Comments

Good Luck Baby Hat Pattern

(Update April 6th, 2012: This pattern is now available here)

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I’m not eating corned beef and cabbage. Or drinking a Guinness. Or even wearing green. But I wanted to share this gorgeous Good Luck Baby Hat with you!

baby girl hat ruffled pattern

(If you’re wondering why there is snow on the hat, it is because we still have snow in mid-March. Yes. ‘Tis true.)

It’s quite simple really and I’d say an adventurous beginner knitter could do this.

Pattern: Now available

By | 2017-09-04T14:05:14+00:00 March 18th, 2012|Finished Objects, Knitting, Knitting Patterns, Yarn Shop News|0 Comments

HAPPINESS IS A BUTTERFLY Sock Yarn Club Now Open!

I am tickled to announce that our sock yarn club for April/May/June is now open!

I’ve got 3 options for you. You can choose to receive 100g of fiber each month, 400 grams each month or 600 grams each month if you’re really adventurous!

Click here to shop.

Here is the basic description:

This Imagine Sock Yarn Club is for the months of April/May/June.

This club is inspired by this beautiful quote:

“Happiness is a butterfly which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”

– […]

By | 2017-09-04T14:05:14+00:00 March 15th, 2012|Sock Yarn, Yarn and Fiber Club, Yarn Shop News|1 Comment

New Yarn, Gradient Shades and Club Opening Soon

So I’m delighted to announce that my shop is almost empty. Yikes! This is a good thing as it means I’ve been selling yarn and fiber like crazy recently. Several hundred skeins are being packaged and shipped this week.

As such, I wanted to give you an update with where I’m at stock-wise and what you can expect in the coming weeks/months.

1. Almost all of the Elements Collection yarn has sold out. I have only a few shades left (5, I think). Those will not be continued, but will be replaced with new colors (I so love to create new shades!) […]

By | 2015-05-04T16:35:43+00:00 March 12th, 2012|Dyeing Yarn, Knitting Blog News, Sock Yarn, Yarn Shop News|0 Comments

Scrambled Eggs in the Sky Scarf

I have racked my brain for a perfect name for this simple, but beautiful scarf. Something poetic. Something dreamy and sophisticated. Hmmm.

I came up with:

Scrambled Eggs in the Sky Scarf.

(bwahahahaha)

Quite frankly, that is all I see. This colorway looks exactly like scrambled eggs. In a blue sky. So there ya have it.

And you know? I love it. It seems to match nearly everything and that makes me very happy. Very happy indeed.

•I spun the yarn as you can see here.

•I was going to post the pattern, but honestly, it’s just a basic rib. K1,P1, worked over […]

How to Wind a Center-Pull Ball of Yarn With Your Hands or Swift

Hello, my lovelies!

I was sitting at the university library yesterday with my love (as he downloaded his latest photography program) and as I didn’t have a darning needle with me and couldn’t work the sewn bind-off on my Pretty Thing Cowl, I needed something to do.ball of gradient yarn

So I decided to figure out/create a demonstration for you on how to wind a center-pull ball with your hands.

Video and written version is first and then scroll down for the VIDEO.

1. Start with a skein of yarn (this is a wee skein I […]

By | 2017-09-04T14:05:14+00:00 March 4th, 2012|Tips & Tricks|37 Comments