Thank you, Grandma!

My new book, Building Blocks, is dedicated to my grandmother who taught me to knit as a young girl.  I can still see her care worn hands guiding me through each stitch.  At 95 years young, Grandma knits daily and shows no signs of slowing down.  At Christmas, I surprised Grandma with the first copy of the book.  My usually stoic grandmother read the dedication with tears streaming down her face.  For me, that was the best gift of all!

Weekly Prize Winner

We have a weekly prize winner!  Our lucky KALer is Linnea M. from Ferndale, WA. She won a pair of the new addi® Sock Rocket Circular Needles and a new sock pattern featuring CoBaSi from skacel.
How does the weekly prize work?  A short blurb will be posted on the Skacel or Knit Purl Hunter website.  It will read something like this:  “Be the first to email *****.com with I love addis in the subject line and you will be the winner.”  Once someone has claimed the prize, the clue is removed.  There is no rhyme or reason to the location of the clue or date of its posting so be sure to check out both sites often.
Just another great reward from Skacel!



Welcome to Confessions of a Knitaholic


Here I am in Temptations’ sock room, my favorite place to be.  You’ve got to love a room filled with gorgeous, yummy sock yarn!

I am wearing my Sock Doctor lab coat and helping a fellow sock knitter repair a boo-boo.  I have made it my priority to be as sock knowledgeable as possible.  You are always welcome to bring your sock concerns into the shop.  If you are too far away, feel free to email me your questions.  I want you to love your socks!

What is your addiCTION?

This full page ad appeared in knitting magazines in 2011 prior to my first KAL.  While I may have changed with a new hair style and a few more wrinkles, my love for addi needles remains unchanged!

Since the ad campaign debuted, addi has added many new products to its line including Rockets, Olive Wood, and Flexi Flips to name a few.  I’m glad that I don’t have to select my favorite today because it would be too difficult to choose.  I love the Rockets for executing lace stitches.  The Olive Wood needles have a quiet, smooth rhythm that is easy on the hands.  The Flexi Flips are a great new way to knit circularly without the need for double points.  The classic Turbo is a speedy choice for quick knits.

Because all of the addi needles are handcrafted, you can be assured of the highest quality.  I am proud to recommend each one to you.  What is your addiction?

Yummy New Yarn Color

I thought I would tease you with a photo of one of the yarns I used for the Simplicity shawlette in the upcoming KAL. It is #48 Hillcreek Gold and I am in love with this color! This gorgeous butterscotch color can be found in in every fashion magazine as the season’s new “it” color. Now I can knit my way to a stylish accessory.