Pas de Baa Pour Moi

Or so wrote Amy Singer in my copy of her new book, “No Sheep For You“. A designer and author, Ms. Singer may be best known for her work at the helm of Knitty, an online publication featuring scads of fantastic free patterns and a wealth of information on the fine points of knitting and […]

Shine On, Cider Moon

Two friends drawn together by their love of fiber and color, Gail Alsdorf and Jacki Vance-Kuss founded Ohio-based Cider Moon in 2005, quickly expanding from their fabric lines into hand-dyed roving and yarns — even chainmail jewelry.

Their yarns have names like Adagio, Champagne, Icicle, Haiku and Whisper, with each representing a particular weight, style […]

They’re Here!

As soon as I saw the February 15, 2007 Knitters Review article on Skacel’s Addi Turbo Lace needles, I pounced on the one store mentioned in the review expected to have them! Trouble is, so did dozens of other knitters eager to get their hands on the goods. I say “trouble” because I believe that […]

The Thrill of Discovery

Today began as any other: feed the boys, put on a pot of coffee, fix some maple and brown sugar oatmeal, pour some juice to gulp down the morning meds. I had no expectation that I would find something delightfully soft, colorful and home grown.

Despite instructions to the contrary, I took a walk along […]

Let’s Review

Yes, the Chicago Bears closed out this terrific season without bringing home the prize. Like our baseball teams say, “Wait ’til next year!”

Moving on. I thought I’d do something a bit different today and review some of the high (and low) points of Nicky Epstein’s third book in the series, “Knitting Beyond the Edge“. […]