When I first learned how to knit nearly a decade ago, I went to a local craft store with a good friend and we sat for a beginner class. As the instructor tried to teach us, the two other students were able to zip along just fine and we were left feeling like we had… Continue reading Interchangeable circular knitting needles
As Texans who live only a few hours away from the devastation of Houston and the Texas coastline, we experienced much less than what our neighbors have had to endure. However, we shall stand together and help support them in any way we can. As our way of helping, La Peu Boutique is donating 50%… Continue reading Hurricane Harvey and Austin Pets Alive
I've mentioned a few times about crocheting/knitting for charities and other community organizations. It's something that is particularly important to me. Recently, I decided to take part in helping one of Loki's Instagram friends. Yes, he has his own Instagram account (yep, he really does... @lokitevye in case your interested) and many of his followers… Continue reading Crochet for a Cause
I have a confession to make. I did not buy the proper tools for blocking. I went the cheap route and purchased a pack of interlocking kids play mats. They were light, bright, colourful and of course as I said, inexpensive. I use T-pins for blocking. These babies are thick and hold tight to the… Continue reading Buying the Proper Tools
Yep, you guessed it. The new line of LPB dog bandanas have arrived. About one month ago I let the teaser out on Instagram that something new was brewing in the shop. I'm excited that the first batch of examples have been completed and are now available for order. I had been thinking of doing… Continue reading Introducing the LPB Dog Bandana Line!
Yup. I've been hard at work these last few weeks recording, editing, and assembling tutorial videos. And then I created the LPB home YouTube channel to post them. It's been quite a learning experience and a rather enjoyable one as well. Although it's been odd not to touch yarn or hooks/needles during this time, I… Continue reading LPB is now on YouTube
One of the bonuses I received from the Vogue Knitting LIVE Las Vegas conference I recently attended was that, included in the price of my registration was a gift card I could use on the Vogue Knitting website. This could be used for patterns, back issues of VK or books. For me, the only option… Continue reading Book Review: Knitting Ephemera by Carol J. Sulcoski