Open Studio Saturdays are about making friends and having fun

Open Studio Saturdays have become all about meeting new people and connecting.  Partly that's because making friends isn't as easy as it used to be, now that I'm a responsible adult with a start-up business.  I don't have children so...

Learn something new at a knitting workshop!

I spent a week in Joburg recently and taught five Joys of Spring Shawl workshops in four days.  It was somewhat insane but also a wonderful process to see how different people learn and how each one responded to the...

Shawl-knitting Workshops

Shawl-knitting is new for some knitters, particularly here in South Africa.  We're a teensy bit behind the international curve.  But catching up is quick and easy.  Join me for a shawl-knitting workshop to expand your skills.  Our Joys of Spring...

Paris travels and yarn shops

[caption id="attachment_27740" align="aligncenter" width="480"] L'il Weasel, Passage Aux Cerfs, Paris[/caption] Paris was big on the itinerary of my recent travels, where I was fortunate to spend a week visiting trade shows and yarn stores.  It's an incredible experience to spend time...

Cowgirlblues free knit pattern sleeveless vest for boys 3 sizes

Tiny Sleeveless V-Neck Vest

This v-neck vest is a cute pattern if you have little people in your life.  A vest is also a practical garment for tiny people and toddlers - easy to wear and keeps them warm when the weather is in-between. ...

Kurzeme MHP at work

Women in Latvia work hard

Women work hard in Latvia.  It being Women's Month in South Africa in August this therefore seems an opportune time to share one of my interactions with some of these hard workers.  In my experience South Africa still has a...

Fast Fingerless Mittens

Mittens are a great accessory to have on hand (pun intended!) and I'm a big fan of the fingerless mitten variety.  I particularly love this very light and soft pair knitted in our Cowgirlblues Kidsilk yarn.  ...

Cowgirlblues cape town free knit pattern soft stripe poncho wool mohair kidsilk shop

Poncho Pattern for a Soft, Stripe Knit

A poncho is my winter favourite, and this one is very soft to wear and knit and the stripe yarn combination gives it interest and texture.  I have a couple in my cupboard from when we first started out and...