Rowan Autumn/Winter 14/15 collection preview: Brushed Fleece

I recently had a chance to check out some of the new Autumn/Winter yarns from Rowan, and one of my favorites (hands down) is Brushed Fleece. I always have a weakness for chunky yarns, but this one stands out. Brushed Fleece is a super soft blend of extra fine merino wool and baby alpaca. Softness? Check. It's also quick to knit and light as a feather – and it's very warm, without that heavy-sweater feeling. Take a peek at the new Brushed Fleece collection of outdoorsy, richly-colored designs for men and women by Martin Storey.

Such a gorgeous collection, right? I am obsessed with the wraps, shrugs, capes and cardigans. All of it. And trust me – you really have to see and feel Brushed Fleece to see how wonderful it is. Lightweight and warm, quick to knit? Yes please. I want to knit a sweater with it ASAP. Be sure to check out all of the Brushed Fleece colorways right here.

Knit Simple

Knit Simple Fall 2014, photo by Paul Amato for

I'm a little bit excited today, because one of my knitting patterns will be featured in the Fall 2014 issue of one of my favorite knitting magazines, Knit Simple. This is (technically) my first published knitting pattern and I was thrilled to see how it was photographed. Getting a pattern published has always been a dream of mine; it definitely took hard work, perseverance, lots of patience and a little bit of luck. But worth it? Yes.

 Knit Simple Fall 2014, photo by Paul Amato for

Anyway, here it is!
Item name: Soft Cowl
Designer: Jen Geigley
Yarn Information: Brown Sheep Company Lanaloft Bulky
For sizes: One-size
Amounts: 2 hanks in #LL30

Definitely check out Knit Simple Fall 2014 for lots more bright, fun projects that are simple to knit. And thanks so much for reading and following along here on the blog throughout my knitting and crafting adventures. Love you guys. xx.

WATG Workshop!

Hey, knitting friends ... I'm hosting a WOOL AND THE GANG WORKSHOP! 

Right here in Des Moines.

Sunday, September 7 from 1-3 PM

Des Moines Social Club
900 Mulberry Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

We’re bringing the party to Des Moines, sisters. Come and hang out at the Des Moines Social Club and knit with the gang. Beginners and experienced knitters welcome! Ticket price includes Wool and the Gang Jersey Be Good yarn, 12 MM Rosewood knitting needles, pattern and clasps + tuition!

You will choose a Sansa + Khaleesi Choker and Bracelet Kit containing one or two cones of Jersey Be Good in your choice of colors at a discounted price. Plus, get 10% off all Wool and the Gang orders placed at the Workshop (not valid on sale items) - AND free shipping! Definitely take advantage of the free shipping – WATG only ships from the UK (which makes shipping charges $15 and up to the US) so this is a great way to save.


$40 for a one color Sansa + Khaleesi choker and bracelet kit (Regular Price $48.74 + shipping)

$50 for a two color Sansa + Khaleesi choker and bracelet kit (regular price $63.74 + shipping)


BIG news for my local friends.

Something BIG is coming to Des Moines. Very soon. Get ready. I'll share the news tomorrow (Thursday, July 17th) here on the blog and on my Facebook page. Get ready!