New E-book: It’s All About The Yarn

The yarn store is like paradise for the knitter. Walking into a yarn store is to experience an immense color palette and tactile pleasures. Choosing the perfect yarn for a project is largely determined by its fiber properties and its construction. This e-book looks at the fibers and the construction of hand knitting yarns. I’ve also included a…

It’s Summer Time Knitting Again

I don’t typically distinguish between my fall/winter and spring/summer knitting.  I’ll knit a bulky sweater even in the summer, just so it will be ready for the fall, my favorite time of year. But I usually try to knit one particular garment or scarf that is perfect to wear in the summer months. My choice this…

A Must Read on the Creative Process

If you are a designer or aspire to be more creative, you must read Let the Elephants Run by David Usher. It is a great read about the creative process, and the myths that surround it. This book verbalizes what I believe, that creativity is a learnable skill by anyone. Children are natural creative beings,…