Mosaic and Lace Knits

This book by Barbara Benson makes me very happy.  Can you see why? Yes, it is slip-stitch knitting combined with lace work. If you follow me, you know how close to my heart this is. Barbara is mostly playing with lace and what’s called Mosaic knitting patterns.  Mosaic patterns (Barbara Walker’s coined term) belong to a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Buffy Ann Designs

Buffy Ann Designs recently sent me these yarn cozies. I did not know I needed these but now I don’t want to knit without them. If you’ve had the disruptive experience of a ball of yarn that insists on coming apart while you are knitting, then you need to try these cozies. They keep your […]

Noro Lace 30 Exquisite Knits

A new book from Noro is out and it is worth taking a look at it. I love Noro yarns and I love lace, so when I received this book I couldn’t wait to look at all of the gorgeous and colorful designs. There is really something for everyone in this book. The photography showcases […]

Knitter’s Pride: dreamz and KARBONZ

Recently I’ve received two sets of Knitter’s Pride needles from Stefanie Goodwin-Ritter from Stitchcrafmarketing.com for review. Most of the time I work with circular needles. I like them to be metal and smooth so I can knit quickly and the yarn does not catch between the cord and the needle. For that reason I never really looked at Knitter’s […]

Knitting Fresh Brioche, Creating Two-Color Twists & Turns

A new book by Nancy Marchant is out and we are in for a treat with many incredible brioche patterns that Nancy developed for us to use. In this book there is a stitch dictionary with more than 70 original two-color patterns. All patterns are charted with symbols developed by Nancy. Nancy said while finishing her first […]

The New Tunisian Crochet

Attention, all the crocheters out there: This book The New Tunisian Crochet by Dora Ohrenstein  is a treasure.   Besides great patterns and a big portion for a stitch dictionary, it covers a wide range of topics including the known history about this technique, where and when it is thought to have originated, technique how to, stitches to explore and […]