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Knitting: Afghan block
This squishy little square uses slip stitches to create a radiating design. When sewn together as a blanket, the slips create a diamond motif that stands out from the fabric and reminds me of the punched tin ceiling tiles in my grandmother’s kitchen.
Knitting: Baby Blanket
This squishy Garter Stitch blanket is highly adaptable to almost any weight yarn and monochromatic or wild color combinations. It’s especially suited to self-striping yarn when used with a neutral main color. As I knit this blanket, its tilting lines and colors made me dream of pale frosting and a teetering chocolate cake.
Hydrangeas have always held a place in our hearts in my family. They were my grandmother Olive’s favorite flower. They’re my sister’s too. And here, in the summer of the Pacific Northwest, they bloom in great washes of the most vivid lavenders and pinks. Some an almost electric cornflower blue. The dark ones a glorious purple. ...
A versatile, simple cowl/collar/neck warmer. It’s secured with a vintage clip-on earring, so adjusting the style is easy. It can be worn as a high neckwarmer, a slightly rolled cowl, or a rolled-down collar. It’s super easy and fast to knit, perfect for a treat for yourself or a last-minute gift.
There used to be the sweetest little Cafe & Knittery in my neighborhood, and it was called Mabel’s. It’s turned to a coffee shop now, still wonderful but without the yarn and needles tucked in everywhere. This pattern is my tribute to old Mabel’s. A sample scarf that used to reside there was my jumping off point, but this s...