Knitting Season


Well, it’s safe to say that it’s knitting season now that school is back in session. I love feeling the change in the air and the desire to finally get back into the kitchen and make tasty soups and cookies! Seriously, don’t even go look at my Eat board on my Pinterest page, I can’t look at it without drooling. I’ve made this Easy Lo Mein from Damn Delicious about a million times now. It’s seriously amazing. I double the sauce and add broccoli, but other than that, yummm. Okay, got distracted there for a minute, back to knitting.yarn

I’ve been acquiring knitting books lately and I love it. It’s so great to see so many knitting designers self publishing their books, so inspiring. Over the last few months I’ve picked up these: Home & Away by Hannah Fettig, Anthology 1 & 2 by Carrie Bostick Hoge, Weekend by Jen Geigley, and Knitting Without Needles by Anne Weil (which was gifted to me by Anne, thanks Anne!). Although Knitting Without Needles isn’t self published, I really love the bright beautiful photos and simple projects. I’m excited to start one with my girls, they loved looking through the book and I knew that we’d be able to pick a project out that we could all enjoy working on. Love that.


Weekend by Jen Geigley is newly released, I picked up the copy after listening to Jen on the Elise Gets Crafty podcast, great interview. Jen combines bold graphic designs which look really effortless to make. I’m especially intrigued by the sweater and hope I get to courage to knit it!


Anthology 1 & 2 by Carrie of Madder are simply gorgeous. Even if I didn’t know how to knit I’d love to just keep these on my coffee table. The pictures are amazing and each project looks so wearable. Seriously, I need some kind of push to just get started already!


Lastly, Home & Away by Hannah Fettig (Knitbot) is another one for my coffee table. Gorgeous pictures and clean sophisticated designs make me want to jump right in. Again, I need to pick a project and commit to it. This moto jacket (below) was definitely the design that grabbed my attention, isn’t it awesome?


I love supporting fellow creatives, I know how much each designer puts into creating these beautiful books and patterns and could not be more excited for all the possibilities!

Speaking of books, the winners of my book giveaway are:

Allie, Patti, and Sarah – Petit Biscuit! Congrats ladies, I’ve just emailed you.

Thanks so much to everyone who entered! It was great to read about where and how you keep up with your favorite creative peeps! I do have a very limited number of books in my shop, so if you’re interested in a signed copy, pop over and pick one up. It’s only available to US addresses, but shipping is included and I’ll be signing it!


[A few skeins of yarn – no plans yet. Shelter I purchased from Fancy Tiger, also Moonrover, and Nomadic Yarns, purchased from their shops.]

17 thoughts on “Knitting Season

  1. heyjenrenee says:

    Gorgeous photos of these fabulous books and thanks so much for grabbing a copy of ‘Weekend!’ It’s definitely knitting season, and I’m so ready. <3

  2. Courtney says:

    I just finished knitting the Boothbay sweater from Home & Away. I love how my sweater turned out, and attribute it all to how wonderfully the book was written. Enjoy those pretty books!

  3. Amy P says:

    My house gets way too cold in the cooler seasons, but otherwise I look forward to fall in every way! I love to eat summer foods, but I am way better at cooking fall/winter foods and so I regain my cooking mojo around this time every year. Routines come back, and knitting…I haven’t picked up needles in at least a year, but with a new baby coming in about three weeks I’m itching to get started! I think I’ll start with a hat to keep it simple.

  4. Mia says:

    These books and yarns are all gorgeous. I’m really interested in Knitting Without Needles. I’d love to hear how your projects go!

  5. dolores says:

    I have just started to learn how to knit. Bought some bamboo needles as the metal ones I have made stitches slip off way to easily! Those books are way too advanced for me right now but I’ll keep them in mind…if I even ever so slightly master this first project!:) The yarns are yummy…..and now I am off to FINALLY buy your book!;)

  6. liz n. says:

    Have you used any of Moonrover’s wool roving? It looks gorgeous.

  7. Sandra W says:

    Sadly, I don’t knit. I already have too many sewing/quilting interests and if I started knitting I think my husband would leave home. I did like the hooded sweater, but I won’t be knitting it.

  8. Carla says:

    I know! I just adore knitting during the winter. Can’t quilt much with the short days, but knitting is easy most evenings. Thanks for the list of lovely books

  9. Sona says:

    I am getting that warm, fuzzy feeling you get when you bury your face into wool. 🙂
    the books look gorgeous. Happy knitting.

  10. Jordan Slice says:

    That is some serious knitting inspiration! The cool weather approaching has me craving some knitting time – I’m hoping to learn how to do more than knit a square (that’s where I’m at now :)). On another random note – I had that lo mein recipe pinned too! I might take your advice to double the broccoli & sauce and give it a try!!

  11. Karen says:

    I can just feel all that yarn–mmmm 🙂 Since I never had great success as a knitter, maybe Knitting Without Needles would be the place to start!

  12. Lisa says:

    Shoot! I just saw this post from last week. I went into JoAnn’s today to buy this book but it was gone! UGH!!!! I just love all of your stuff. You inspire me.

  13. erin says:

    I have just ordered my weight in yarn. Well, not my weight, but enough to make a sweater and a shawl. Knitting is in the air!

  14. Laurel says:

    Oooh, knitting has been majorly on my creative mind lately. Those books and yarn all looks so lovely – I’ve been eyeing Home and Away for sure. Even though I’ve been knitting longer than sewing, I still feel so new to it. I can’t figure out where I want to start this Fall, but I just know I want to knit a lot!

  15. I’m just learning to knit! Also so gutted I put your book on my wish list on Amazon (UK) as I thought it would make the perfect Christmas present for my Mum to give me and it’s sold out. Everywhere I look online in UK says it’s out of stock now! Should have bought it earlier!

  16. Carrie says:

    I just bought YOUR book and hadn’t seen this post! I love your patterns. And, I love all your knitting inspiration here…Shelter is lovely. As is Home and Away…

  17. Ines says:

    Dear Anna,

    everything fine with you? I miss you! Or do I missed an information on your blog?

    Hugs from Germany

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