Videos for Tulpenmanie Hat

Here are two videos for setting up the special stitch on the Tulpenmanie hat.   Introduction: About the Pattern Increasing and Setting up the Pattern read more →

Introduce Yourself

Hi Everyone, So far we have about 95 members in the club and we’ll be adding more in the coming weeks. If you’d like to say hi, you can comment below and introduce yourself. By no means is this a requirement and you can be as private as you’d like. read more →

Happy Birthday, Maria Sibylla Merian!

Happy Birthday to Maria Sibylla Merian, our muse for this year’s packages in The Natural History of Knitting club! Maria Sibylla Merian (April 2, 1647 – January 13, 1717) was a naturalist and scientific illustrator who studied plants and insects and painted them in great detail. Her careful observations and documentation of the metamorphosis of.. read more →

Colors and Ravelry

Yarn Color I designed this month’s yarn to be the colors of spring tulips. I was inspired by these Endless Spring Purple Tulip bulbs. I had a small selection of purple, burgundy, and red dyes that I combined in different varieties to create a garden like this one. The bulb catalog says, “This stunning collection.. read more →

They’re All Shipped!

Dom’s been busy! The last packages are going out in today’s mail and if you haven’t received your tracking email yet, you should get it by 4pm. We want everyone to have their packages before we put up any spoilers of the pattern. I’ll be away teaching from April 3-11 but Dom will be working.. read more →

Dyeing like Mad!

Getting ready! Such a busy week. We’re finishing up the dyeing today. Isn’t this cool? I love mixing colors. The booklets should arrive Monday. And I am almost done with the paintings. Then to finish up a little extra surprise and we’ll be ready to ship.     read more →

Getting ready!

I’m so busy. I am actually quite glad I invented this project. I feel better when I’m busy making things. Being creative is weird though. I thought of this project in January and here we are in March getting ready to ship our first packages. We’ll let you know when we ship! Because this is.. read more →

Watercolor Painting

Did you know that in the 17th century, it was illegal for women to paint in oils? That’s why Maria Sibylla Merian, our guide for this year’s adventures, painted in watercolor. She, like all other artists of the time, made her own paints by grinding pigments and mixing them with gum arabic, the sap of.. read more →

Don’t be a Yarn Snob

Two things happened this weekend that made me think of this: On Facebook, Gaye Glasspie aka GGmadeit, has a weekly knitting Q&A and she asked who was going to Vogue Knitting Live. Well, I’m not, and it’s because I can’t afford to go to a knitting event unless I’m working the show. People often make assumptions.. read more →

Two New Patterns and Kits!

I have two new patterns and kits! The patterns are on Ravelry and the kits are on Craftsy/Bluprint. Tununak Nachaq Cowl Knitting Kit Have you ever noticed that the lower the temperature falls, the higher our necklines become? That explains why oversized cowl necks are the ultimate accessory during the depths of winter! Tununak Nachaq.. read more →