Little Moe


I knit a baby hat for a friend’s newborn. I used the school colors since our kids are in high school band together. It is a small version of the hat I teach in one of my classes. I really like knitting baby items. I didn’t knit when my kids were babies; so I don’t really have any keepsakes I knit for them from their baby years.

New Class Coming Soon!

Neck Down V-Neck Pullover

I have a new class starting in March at Silk Road Textiles on knitting neck down sweaters.  You will  have your choice of a variety of neck down or top down raglan sweater patterns from Knitting Pure and Simple for men, women or children.  Top down raglan sweaters are knit in one piece and require very little finishing. I will teach you about increases and you can choose the type you like best for your sweater. The fit can be customized as you knit as well.  The class will be offered as  knit-along for you to knit at your own pace and I will be there to guide you.  We have three sessions scheduled beginning Sunday, March 10, no class on Easter and we will get back together on April 7 to finish up.   So in five weeks, you should have a sweater!  If you need advice on choosing a pattern please email me.  Silk Road has some wonderful yarns to choose from as well, in fine wools, wool-blends and acrylics.  This class is designed as advanced beginner and you must already be comfortable, knitting, purling, casting on and binding off.  (If you take the beginning class now, the hat class in February and keep knitting in between, you can be ready for this class in March!)

Knitting the night away

I am going to Sip n Sitch tonight at Silk Road Textiles.  I’ll be working on a mobius cowl, hope to get it cast on before I go and perhaps finish while I am there.  Then it can be left for display.  I had to rip it out, not quite enough yarn to bind off 260 stitches and it gave out 1/3 of the way through on the 11th round.  I had just tinked the bind off and 1/2 a round and starte to rebind off but was still going to come up a little short.  I may restart with less stitches or add a couple of more and only go 8 rounds instead of trying to go 12.




Alpaca Bamboo Yarn
Alpaca Bamboo Yarn-so squishy!

I am knitting up a sample möbius cowl for a class I am going to teach at Silk Road Textiles. The yarn, Araucania’s Alpaca Bamboo, is lovely and soooo soft.  They have a lot of it at Silk Road Textiles where I am going to be teaching the class to make one on October 19th.  You only need basic knitting skills(no purling required) to make one, and it only takes 50-100 grams of yarn, depending on the size you choose to make.  A long circular needle is used to knit it.