Wool Free and Lovin' Knit Blog Posts

  • Check out the August Edition of Knit Today, UKIt was a real honor to have been interviewed by Knit Today UK for an article, "I'm Allergic to Wool" in their August 2015 edition. Thanks to journalist Kirstie Sleight for giving wool-free knitters a nod! I honestly never expected to get a...
  • Sunday stroll wearing the Sonoma Stole
    on Aug 2, 2015 in FO's - my completed knits
    I started this stole a really long time ago (yikes, has it really been 2 years in the making?). I thought it was a great pattern for using up some of my linen leftovers. The colors I used are dark and light teal, grey, green, gold, cream and navy. Th...
  • The HoneyBee Romper Set
    on Jul 21, 2015
    Okay, this is one of those knits that is so cute you just want to run out and stick a baby in it. I'm a bit of a sucker for rompers anyway, but this honeybee romper just rocks cuteness! It's also one of those knits that I look at and think, "Wow...
  • Bee-utiful BootiesHere are the booties I knit to match the bonnet. I'm so tickled with them. They are just too cute for words. The little bees are my favorite part of this whole design. I've used some organza ribbon for the wings and burned the ends to prevent fraying...
  • I've got a Bee in my BonnetIn my ongoing search for cute baby knits I came across the Honey Bee Romper pattern by Marcelline Simonotti. I wasn't familiar with this designer before but we've been in contact since and I was surprised to learn that she is a fellow wool-free knitt...
  • Acorn Trail Cardigan Complete
    on Jun 22, 2015 in FO's - my completed knits
    Well, this knitting journey was a long one with the GPS saying "turn around when possible" on more than one occasion. But, at long last I have completed the Acorn Trail Cardigan and I'm happy to say the sweater took it's maiden voyage out o...
  • Uncommon threads: A yarn store review
    on Jun 19, 2015 in Yarn shop reviews
    It's been a LONG time since I visited a new yarn store. I've been too busy gardening and knitting down my existing stash to go yarn crawling, but this week I took a break and visited Uncommon Threads in Los Altos, CA. It's an easy day-trip from San F...
  • Let the Baby Knitting Begin!
    on Jun 10, 2015 in FO's - my completed knits
    There's some exciting news in my family. My baby niece is having a baby! Oh let the baby knitting begin. I've had this football cocoon and hat pattern queued for some time because my niece and her husband are big football fans. Thought this would mak...
  • Another Easy Folded Poncho Success
    on May 15, 2015
    The Easy Folded Poncho has become a favorite mindless knit to have on hand so it was great news when my eldest niece said she would love to have one (in black). I found some Berroco Linsey (color 6534) on sale and cast on in early April knitting mind...
  • Glad to See the Back of It!After what has felt like an eternity, I am happy to say that the back of my acorn cardigan is now complete and boy, am I glad to see the back of it! In case you've forgotten, I'd got about 2/3rds of the back knit when I noticed a mistake in the cable...
  • It's A Big Sham
    on Dec 2, 2014 in FO's - my completed knits
    My knitting has been a bit sidelined the last few months as home decor projects have been eating up the usual time and attention given to knitting. Then it finally dawned on me that since I was so distracted with home projects it might make sense to...
  • Right back where we started fromYears ago, before I was a "real" knitter, a setback like this would have been the end of the story. But I did rip the whole thing out and started over. I'm right back where I discovered my mistake and it's the right size and the cables are...
  • Sometimes Knitting Makes Me CryI had made it this far up the back of my Acorn Trail cardigan. I had (about 4" into it) ripped back the center cabled section and reknit it to correct an error I'd missed right near the start. When I finished the first decrease section I checked...
  • Four Little Sock Monkey Slippers sitting on a Ledge
    on Sep 11, 2014 in FO's - my completed knits
    I told you I was on a slipper knitting kick. These little Sock Monkey slippers for kids knit up so fast I could hardly believe it. They may just be the fastest thing I've ever knit. I used Tweedy Pima for the body and ears and some scrap Pima Cotton...
  • Gramma's Knitted Slippers
    on Aug 30, 2014 in FO's - my completed knits
    A friend generously passed along some yarn his mother had in storage (from many years ago). I looked at the box of raspberry and tan Spinrite acrylic and my heart sunk just a little -- what could I possibly knit with it? Then I thought about how year...
  • Debut of the Diagonal Pinstripe Scarf
    on Aug 15, 2014 in FO's - my completed knits
    I completed the Diagonal Pinstripe Scarf a few weeks ago but today it made its' first debut as I was touring my sister and brother-in-law about town. It's knit with Artfibers undyed Chutney (a 100% Harvested Silk Bourette)and the stripe is one of my...
  • Gardening with the Birds
    on Jul 25, 2014
    We've been having some unusually warm weather here in SF the past week (remember, Mark Twain's quote "the coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco?) Not true this week. So I've been busy planning and planting the back garden and...
  • Not really Knitting the Diagonal Pinstripe Scarf in CaboWe were on the plane heading to Cabo and I was happily knitting away on my Diagonal Pinstripe Scarf when a horrible realization hit me. The ball of main color yarn I was knitting with (less than a day's worth) was the ONLY ball of main color I had pa...
  • Six Yarn Buying Lessons I'm learning from Knitting Through My StashAt the start of this year I made a goal to focus on knitting from my stash. It has turned out to be a more challenging goal than I'd expected and I've learned some painful lessons about shopping for yarn which I hope I can learn from when it comes to...
  • My Version of the Kusha Kusha Scarf
    on Jun 11, 2014 in FO's - my completed knits
    This navy Habu Stainless Steel yarn sat in my stash for well over 3 years before I decided to just bite the bullet and knit something with it. The pattern I adapted was Habu Textiles Kusha Kusha Scarf which I found for free on the Purl Bee Blog . How...
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