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Use it or Lose it

In knitting, stash busting on January 1, 2014 at 12:59 am

My 2014 resolution is just that simple. Use it or lose it!

What am I talking about?
I’m talking about stash! Never ending, ever growing, never shrinking … STASH!

Right now, I don’t care how it goes down, but it must!  What I don’t like or can’t bother with anymore, I will give away / donate to Ms. Pearl at Knitty City. The rest absolutely must be linked with a project on Ravelry.  This way, I can seamlessly move from project to project without thinking…No heeing and hawing and just going and going!

This is so ridiculous! Argh!

Here are my resolutions:

1. Use stash.
2. Complete queued projects
3. Get serious about designing.

Cascade Kisses

In finished projects, knitting on December 4, 2013 at 12:02 am

Simply put, Cascade Magnum is great and the cowl is done. Now to block it. Ugh! I did find seaming with it to be tricky though. I found that it often separated and snapped when tugged. In addition, there was a knot in this skein. Oh well. I’m not easily deterred.




What’s new?

In knitting on November 21, 2013 at 9:26 am

Nothing really. I’ve been pooped out from work so just limited knitting time. Slow but steady on my Fable Fibers KAL cowl but thankfully, I think I’ll be ready for the bind off soon. I was in the city this past Saturday and I bought this baby at Knitty City.


I’ve been going through some stuff and someone helped me tremendously and take care of things while I was out on vacation. I’m thinking a cowl and a headband…free pattern.

1.Vite cowl
2. A New Years Cowl
3. Marshmallow Fluff

What do y’all think? I’m just trying to use the one skein.

What’s been new for you?

Getting Purly with Nancy Ricci

In events, knitting on October 9, 2013 at 12:00 am


On Monday 9/30, I had the honor and pleasure of supporting my friend and designer Nancy Ricci at La Casita. She has inspired me with her designs with simple shapes and techniques, yet creating stunning, functional, stylish yet practical pieces. She designs for Jade Sapphire and after the show I was able to touch products with that fine cashmere….I was in heaven! I digress, she’s featured in almost all the knitting magazines out in the ads for Jade Sapphire.


The crowd was amazing! The owners of Knitting Nation and Knitty City’s Ms. Pearl and staff as well as patrons of both shops came out to support her. One person from Knitty City crochet’s beautiful jewelry and even has a class! It was a really creative crowd and I felt inspired by being in that environment. There were goodie bags which included chocolates, a handwritten note and 5 patterns: Vintage headband, Obsession (4 variations of a scarf/cowl), Eleanora Top, Tristan’s Scarf and Papa Jon’s Cowl.

Nancy is a wonderfully warm person and I’d love for you to check her out on Ravelry: gettingpurly.

I’m not sure which pattern to do first! When I choose I will tell you!