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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Like a Light Morning Breeze.........Naseem!

Like a whisper, Naseem is a soft and subtle breeze.  Whimsical, yet intentional.  Sharp points are softened with a fine thread and sparkling jeweled accents give movement and life to the finished piece which is as much a pleasure to knit as it is to wear!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Finding My Breath!

This week, I won a skein of yarn from Shalimar Yarns 

For those of you who do not know me, I must confess that I have earned several... shall we call them"nicknames" in my knitting career.  Here are a few of them:

  • Yarn Snob
  • Yarn Pusher
  • Yarniac
  • Yarn addict
  • Yarn Ho
Are you seeing a pattern here (no pun intended...........ok, maybe it was intentional)?  

So you can imagine my extreme excitement upon being notified thatwas the winner of this GLORIOUS, deep red skein of "Breathless" by Shalimar Yarns and believe me, I have been "Breathless" with anticipation ever since!  Is it as beautiful as the photograph?  What is the texture like?  Is it as soft as I imagine?  What shall I make?? (gasp, pant, drool!).

Yesterdays mail arrived with its precious cargo and I am happy to announce that this skein, "American Beauty" is everything I'd hoped for! 
  • The color:  The exact shade of "L.O.V.E".  
  • The texture: Smooooooooth.
  • Is it Soft:  Oh Yeah! 
  • What shall I make: What shall I make??  A shawl, a cowl, fingerless gloves??  With this kind of yardage (420 yards) I could make a hat and fingerless gloves........
Oh dear, I am breathless once again!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Testing Complete!

Sweet Little Swing Cardigan is Tested 
and Approved for all Audiences!

Knit from the top down, this sweet little swing cardi  is an easy, no-seam project that you will want 
to make for your pride and joy again and again!  The sizing  roughly translates to child’s chest 
sizes 24-30 inches.   (Child pictured is 2 years oldand she is wearing the smallest size).  Sweater is meant to be worn open in the front with a single or double button closure.  Find this new pattern ( and many others) on
Happy Knitting!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

The Color Purple

The color purple is very significant when it comes to Casting On for charity! 

This little cap was designed for the Period of Purple Crying Program.  This program educates new parents about the normal developmental stage of crying and teaches coping skills in an effort to prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome.  For more information on this program, check out their website at:  

From now until October 31st, hospitals across the U.S. are collecting little purple hats to be distributed to newborns during the month of November.  

Want to lend your needles to the cause?  Contact your local hospital for their Period of Purple Crying Program details and Download this pattern for free here: 

Happy Knitting!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Putting it to the Test!

Sweet Little Swing Cardi

This sweet little swing cardi is out for testing and should be completed and ready for Ravelry, Craftsy, Etsy and YOU by the end of the week!

This little cardigan uses very little yarn (a mere two skeins) and comes together quickly as a no-seam, top-down project.  It's a quick knit for your cutie-pie, pride and joy!