Wednesday, September 02, 2015

The Start of the Season


September always seems like the start of the knitting season. It's exciting for me to suddenly be receiving more requests to teach! Check out my schedule, I'm going to some really fun yarn shops and locations this Fall/Winter!

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Minnesota State Fair!

Third Place!


Paris Wallpaper Socks, 5th Place

I received two ribbons this year at the Minnesota State Fair! The third-place socks are stockinette-stitch socks with a Balbriggan heel in Poste Patina Glass Mountain from Simply Socks Yarn company. The red and black Paris Wallpaper socks are in Dream in Color's Smooshy with Cashmere.

It's always so exciting to see all of the exhibits at the fair!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Herb-Infused Oil


So, after about 2 weeks of infusion (sorry, I forgot to write about this last week), you strain your oil through cheesecloth, weigh it, and add vitamin E at 1% solution to preserve it. Store in a cool, dark place until you're ready to make it into fun things. 

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Craftsy Weekend Sale: Knitting in More Than One Color


Pssst, the end of August marks the end of summer (for those north of the equator). If you've been putting off learning how to make beautiful colorwork, now's the perfect time to try it. Patterns knit in more than one color are warmer than most single-color knitting and also open up a whole world of creative potential for your work.

This weekend, you can try any Colorwork Knitting class for $19.99 today with my affiliate link: http://www.craftsy.com/ext/LaraNeel_W7

Friday, August 28, 2015

Wallace and Gromit

I am a Wallace and Gromit fan from way back.


A Close Shave is pretty much my favorite, perhaps for obvious reasons. (I am entirely too excited about Shaun the Sheep's new movie.)

So, when a package of Wallace and Gromit postcards arrived on the "take it, we're free" table at work, I snatched them up and decorated my cube with them.