Monday, November 19, 2012

I'm thankful for...

I'm thankful for all the wonderful knitters who have been knitting my patterns for the past 18 years. Here is the Holiday Capelette pattern for you as a thank you. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Knitting Kits for The Holidays

Hi Everyone!

The holidays are right around the corner and I have some charming knitting kits perfect for gift giving. Lambikins hand puppet is adorable, charming children and adults alike.

The PomPom Learn to Knit Scarf Kit comes with the scarf already cast on, which is the most difficult part of learning to knit. After knitting the scarf, the new knitter will easily be able to cast on. This kit is perfect for mothers and grandmothers teaching children to knit, and for adults learning to knit. All kits come with Jil Eaton MinnowMerino machine-washable yarns, with a micron count next to cashmere.

Kits are available at your local yarn shops, on the internet, and at

Happy Knitting!

Friday, November 2, 2012

When we're knitting, all is right with the world!

Yesterday I was at my doctor's office and I brought her a copy of my latest book, Jil Eaton's Knitting School: The Complete Guide to Becoming a Confident Knitter. She is a big knitter as was another of her colleagues. We were all chatting about knitting, and what a wonderful pastime it is. I mentioned that for 18 years I've been putting the slogan, "When we're knitting all is right with the world," at the end of all my patterns. My doctor was delighted with that, and said that there's science behind the concept. Apparently when we're knitting, our bodies create serotonin, which is a natural mood enhancer. So I encourage you all to pick up your needles and knit!