Opportunities and Thanksgivings

Working on the series of scarves that Jill and I have designed with the goal of teaching something new about knitting mitered squares with each scarf has reminded me of why I got back into knitting. Even when knitting wasn’t so popular, I always needed to have a project going at holiday time. I finally realized that the knitting was my escape, the calmness for a hectic, chaotic time of year. And now I’m seeing that again. Knitting scarves allows you to use any weight yarn you enjoy working with – from lace weight to bulky weight. They are also a great opportunity to experiment with design. You can find a pattern designed by someone else and make a few changes to make it your own. For ex

Meet Mountain Meadow Wool

My local yarn shop, Woven Art in East Lansing, MI, has been carrying Mountain Meadow Wool yarns almost since the company started in 2007. Right away I fell in love with the texture and bounce of the yarn, the lovely naturals as well as the brightly dyed colors. While I immediately purchased several skeins of Cody and spent several happy hours knitting swatches, it never made it into a completed design. I must confess I did not learn anything about the company until last year. But when I did, all that Cody yarn in my stash came out once more. Let me tell you why. Mountain Meadow Wool is a perfect example of the American Spirit. Owners Karen and Valerie (one of them is very smart, the other

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