Lacy Stockings KAL and happy Thanksgiving!

I love November! When I was living in Russia as a little girl, at the end of November the snow was falling and not melting anymore. Nature was getting serious about the winter coming. It was very exciting and the snow was very clean and stark white. Anticipation of cold winter with cozy nights in […]

Three days until VKL

I am very excited to go to Chicago to teach at Vogue Knitting Live this coming weekend. It is always great to see many familiar faces who are also well-known designers and teachers. But most of all I love to meet my students and share with them what I am working on these days. For example, […]

The blog tour for TASSK

It is so much work to put together a blog tour for The Art of Slip-Stitch Knitting!! We are so thankful to Tommy Semosh from F+W for putting it all together for us. There are many events that are planned. Some of them are podcast interviews, some blog book reviews, some are blog interviews, and […]

Knitter’s Pride Goodies

My tools are very important for me and I always appreciate if they are helping me enjoy my work. Here is the latest addition to my arsenal. I received a wonderful collection of supplies from Knitter’s Pride that I would like to share with you. The Knitter’s Pride Interchangeable Needle Holder will keep your needles […]

About Bath Abbey Hat

 Interweave Knits, Fall 2015 issue is on the shelves of all yarn shops and book stores around the world.  Lisa Shroyer, the editor of this and Knit.Purl magazines made her last issues before moving up the ladder at F+W. Well done, Lisa! My Bath Abbey Hat  and the article  Advanced Approaches to Slip-Stitch Colorwork  are […]

Happy Birthday, TASSK!

When Simona Merchant-Dest and I were working on this book, we gave it a nickname TASSK for The Art of Slip-Stitch Knitting. It was so much more convenient and fast than the use of the full name. Do you agree? So, TASSK is now available for purchase. We even have excellent reviews on Amazon already. Yay!! This […]

The Needle keeper or simply the Magic Wand

I have to admit that I love to have good tools that not only help me with my work, but have a great idea behind them. I just recently learned about this one. Have you seen it? This is so brilliant but simple that everyone can look at it and say: “O.K. Why did not I […]

Blog tour for Alla Koval

Hi all,  This is a quick note to let you know that I partake in the blog tour for a designer Alla Koval. My part is to post her interview with The Designer’s Studio. So, please go to the interview page to read it. Make sure that you also go to my Ravelry group to […]

Designing Shades of Amber

Why Amber? Maybe because I lived in Russia and remember the day my dad bought an Amber necklace for my mom that she wore often or it is simply so beautiful and fascinating on its own, butI always loved Amber. There are so many shades of this interesting substance that is not really a stone, but […]

Alla Koval’s Blog Tour

I can’t tell you how excited I am to partake in the blog tour of a very talented crochet designer Alla Koval. I am a long-time admirer of her designs and so happy to see that she has published her 4 books for all of us to enjoy. I will not say more until my turn […]