Posted by: carissabeth | January 31, 2009

What’s on the Sticks


I have been in a knitting frenzy lately. I never leave the house without a bag containing a knitting project. Currently,  I have 3 knitting projects happening at the same time. I am also in the process of teaching my 10 year old daughter how to knit. I am very active in our local community project; Charitable Hands-repairing the world one stitch at time knitting for the homeless and patients who are going through Chemotherapy.

Tara Hat

Tara Hat

Size 11 sticks: I am in love with the book 25 Bags to Knit by Emma King! All the projects are very cute and take no time at all. I am knitting the Sherbet Bag on page 108 using Glimmer Print Vertegri by Rowan. The yarn is fabulous because it is a wide ribbon like cotton with gold flecks! Too bad its discontinued. I did find it in an online shop from England. I bought as much as they had in my color.   This bag is finished!


Size 8 & 7 sticks: Naturally Noro by Jane Ellison. I am knitting the Lizzy sweater on page 31. I had to use a 7 & 8 to get the tension correct.


Size 8 Circular: Optic Waves Shawl bySheila January. I purchased the Brooks Farm Yarn at the Sheep and Wool Festival in NY and I needed a pattern. Low and behold the pattern was in my house all the time.  Knitters Book of Yarn, by Clara Parkes . I am so excited to have found this pattern in a book that I have owned for a year!



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  1. Love all your projects. Love love love that Noro yarn. I’m such a novice when it comes to knitting but I need to get my hands on some of that. I have yet to find a yarn store here in Spain but I keep looking. Hope all is well, give the girls a kiss for me and send our love to you and Ed.

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