knitting with friends

SO, whenever I have a coffee and knitting date at my home I want to make my friends something yummy to go with the yarn and coffee. Actually, I love to have something special most weekends with my coffee! And Sundays are usually that day.

I woke up knowing exactly what I wanted to accompany yesterdays coffee + yarn session!
I have been making these scones since 2010 and they are always consistently good.  My kids especially love them.  
The dough is rather sticky so don't be afraid to flour that surface!  I usually just use the heal of my hand to flatten the dough.  No need to get out the rolling pin!  We like them on the small size... that way you can eat a few!  (Or six!)
The cinnamon chips can be hard to find locally but Amazon usually stocks them.  I know, you have to buy a lot but they freeze well!  
And wouldn't you know it that my sweet friend brought delicious scones that she had baked that morning also.  
I guess knitters think alike!  

I started another Best Friend Butterfly Blanket to accompany my treats.  I promised a friend I would make one for her new baby that welcomed their family 3 months ago.  I really needed to get it started.  
I also started 2 other "summer" projects this weekend.  They are on tiny needles and are using black yarn.  What was I thinking?  Well, for one that I can only knit with black yarn in bright light.  So, no time like the summer!

Scone Recipe:  Here
Mods:  I have started to bake at a lower temperature (350º) because my family likes them a little cakier.  But if you like them a little firmer than continue to bake at 400º.
Cinnamon Chips:  Here

friend to friend

Have you made a Friend to Friend yet?

Honestly one of the most rewarding knits!  Not only to knit but to wear! 
I spent about a week at my sisters house in Orient, New York at the end of June.  While there, I decided she needed a Friend to Friend as it would be perfect for her mediation practice.  She decided she needed two!  
She is going to have to wait for her second one as my list is long.  I have a growing queue of these fun knits!

I have made 8 so far and now have 6 in the queue.  But they are so easy and fast that as soon as I cast off, I cast back on for a new one!  I actually finished one in Belini today (pictured in rear) and will be casting on for one in Magic Hour this evening!   It's one of those knits that can definitely be made in a weekend.  It's affordable and machine washable.  I throw it in the dryer, too!  Perfect for gift knitting!  

Pattern:  Friend to Friend
Needles:  US 11

Happy Weekend friends!  

mini mock neck tank

Okay. So this is one of those knits that will mostly be layered but it definatley can be worn on its own.

I absolutely adore the yarn I used and the color is the most delicious brown I have seen in a while.  I am totally crushing on browns at the moment and this was love at first sight.  

 I used one ball of the Trio yarn and the only reason that worked is because high rise jeans!  Otherwise this would be extremely short!  
The finished garment is meant to be tight... with a negative ease of 4.5"- 6.5"!  That is second skin negative ease!

Size: S
Needles:  US 4/ US 2
Mods:  The only thing I did differently was to add length to the body of the tank.  The pattern calls for 6" from underarm for my size.  I knit an extra 2" for a total of 8" and then added 2" of ribbing.  

Would I make this again?  Absolutely!  Libby is already requesting one!  


I have been wanting to knit a Lento Sweater for quite a while.  And back in the winter/spring the amazing girls Amy and Rebecca were hosting a KAL.  I knew I wanted to jump in, however, i missed the mark by a couple of months!    

That certainly didn't stop me from stash diving and finding, what I believe,  the perfect yarn to use for this pattern.
I bought the yarn back in 2019 on a trip to Barcelona.  I had stumbled upon a darling shop call "All you knit is Love".  In the shop was a Steven West Shawl made out of this combination and I was smitten.  Until I actually started the project and then decided I probably wouldn't wear the shawl as much as I would a sweater so rip went the shawl.  The yarn had been waiting patiently to become something and I must say I think it was happy with the wait!  As this was the perfect marriage.  

I adore the softness of the colors with the delicate details of the knit.  

Pattern:  Lento
Yarn:  All You Knit Is Love Bokeh and MurMur
Needles:  US 6
Size: 2
Mods:  The only modification I made was the eyelet raglan.  All mods on my Ravelry page.  
Notes:  This is an amazing pattern and a pattern that can be created over and over.  I can't wait to make more.  Oh how I would love it in a lovely camel color!  

I talked all about the Lento on episode 38 of my YouTube Channel.  You can find that here.  

stripes and more stripes

I have always had a thing for stripes. And I have wanted to knit with Lamb & Kid yarn for some time.  I waited for the L&K update and set my alarm.  SCORE!  I was able to land a few of my favorite colors! Cultivating my wardrobe for pieces that can last a long time has been my goal for the last couple of years.   And I think these things will fit nicely into my closet.  

Pattern:  Fancy Sweater by Lamb & Kid
Yarn:  Big Birdie by Lamb & Kid in Peanut and 
Needles:  US 11
Size:  S
Mods: The pattern is written in a solid version.  I have notes for how I striped this on my Ravelry page.

Pattern:  Saturday Shrug by Jackie Rose
Yarn:  Big Birdie in Vintage (2 skeins) and Peanut (1 skein)
Needle Size:  US 9
Mods:  None.  All notes on my Ravelry page.  

Pattern:  Saturday Shrug by Jackie Rose
Yarn:  Diamond Lane Birdie held with Tod 
Needle Size: US 9
Mods:  None.  All notes on my Ravelry page.
And there I have it!  Three pieces that I made in the winter/spring that have already had quite a bit of body time!  I have worn both of the Saturday Shrugs quite often... even this summer!

        {me + libby  July 9, 2023}
I talked all about these projects on Episode 36 of my YouTube Channel.  You can find it here.  

Oh my!

 I have some catching up to do!

{Lavender Farm / June 28, 2023 Orient, New York}

My schedule the last few months has been providing a lot of packing and unpacking.  All fun,  but that left little time to get organized enough to visit this space.

I'll be back tomorrow as I have plenty of past things to share as well as current!