LMB Designs Blog


by Lisa
on 04/06/17 04:10 pm
Last weekend, I hosted the annual Spring Fiber Adventure Trip to the Delaware Water Gap in the New Hope, PA area. I was joined by seven lovely ladies (and one lovely gent who came along for the ride). We stayed at the Ash Mill Farm in Holicong, PA, which is a working sheep farm, went to the annual Alpaca Shearing Festival at Woods Edge Farm in Stockton, NJ, and I taught three

by Lisa
on 12/15/16 09:50 pm

Knitting is healthy! One thing I always comment on to beginning knitters is that it's a meditative hobby. When you first learn to knit, it can help to count each step as you're making the knit stitch. One, two, three, four. One, two, three, four.

Repeating this mantra allows you to focus on what your hands are doing, and keeps your mind in the present moment. It's almost impossible to think about your To-do list, the fight you had with your spouse,

by Lisa
on 11/14/16 09:21 am
Categories: Knit-Along Tags: kal Mosaic Mitts
Congratulations to Mary Wills and Johna Wrzosek, the Giveaway Prize Winners! They each received two skeins of yarn for their projects (either Noro Silk Garden or Queensland Brisbane), generously donated by Knitting Fever!

Welcome to week 3 of the #LMBKAL Mosaic Mitts knitalong! This is the last week of the KAL, in which we will finish our mitts!

Each KAL post starts with an overview that outlines what

by Lisa
on 11/07/16 06:00 am
Categories: Knit-Along Tags: Mosaic kal
Welcome to week 2 of the #LMBKAL Mosaic Mitts knitalong!

Each KAL post starts with an overview that outlines what we'll be learning and working on for the week. You should read the "review" section before working on the corresponding "action" section of the pattern. At the end of every KAL post, you'll receive information on where to post your progress and questions and get a preview of next week!




by Lisa
on 10/31/16 06:00 am
Categories: Knit-Along Tags: Mosaic kal Mitts
After weeks of anticipation, today's the day we kick off the Meandros Mosaic Mitts knit-along!

Each KAL post will start with an overview that outlines what we'll be learning and working on for the week. You should read the "review" section before working on the corresponding "action" section of the

by Lisa
on 10/25/16 06:00 am
Categories: Fiber Adventure Trips
Our recent "Fiber Adventure Trip" to the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival was a visual treat, and elicited many goodies!

As part of the trip, attendees were given a "goodie bag" with donations from some special friends and colleagues:




by Lisa
on 10/20/16 06:00 am
Categories: Fiber Adventure Trips
This past Sunday I hosted my third annual Fiber Adventure Trip to the New York Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY. Five fellow knitters joined me, and we had a blast! Here are the highlights of our trip!

(Hand felted dragonflies in photo are the work of artist Kate Chandler).









by Lisa
on 08/28/16 11:55 pm
Categories: Knit-Along Tags: noro shawl kal knit-along
Congratulations to Charleen McGrath, the Grand Prize Winner! She'll receive four skeins of Noro's new Kureyon Air in color #332 (Lime, Olive, Jade, Purple), a set of Ann Tudor's limited edition stitch markers, and a Ravelry coupon code good for one free knitting

by Lisa
on 08/21/16 06:30 pm
Categories: Knit-Along Tags: noro shawl kal knit-along
Congratulations to Cheryl McIlroy, this week's KAL Giveaway winner! She'll receive a beautiful set of Limited Edition Ann Tudor stitch markers.

Welcome to Week 3 of the Noro

by Lisa
on 08/14/16 05:20 pm
Categories: Knit-Along Tags: noro shawl kal knit-along
Congratulations to Doris Stewart, this week's KAL Giveaway winner! She'll receive two skeins of

by Lisa
on 08/08/16 05:55 am
Categories: Knit-Along Tags: noro shawl knit-along kal
Congratulations to Patti Tschaen, the first KAL Giveaway winner! She'll receive a beautiful set of Limited Edition Ann Tudor stitch markers.

After weeks of anticipation, today's the day we kick off the

by Lisa
on 08/02/16 05:30 pm
Categories: Knit-Along
Are you ready for next week's Knit-Along, featuring the Noro Crescent Shawl?

I've received so much enthusiasm for my upcoming knit-along (KAL for short), but before we start next week, here's the answers to some questions that have come up, in case you have them too.

This pattern looks complicated, is it hard?
This is a great pattern for a new-ish knitter.

by Lisa
on 07/23/16 06:00 pm
Categories: Knit-Along
Do you have your supplies for the Noro Crescent Shawl Knit-Along that starts on Aug. 8?

Here is more information about what supplies you'll need and how to find an appropriate yarn for this project.

Supplies Needed:
Yarn: You will need about 330 yards of a DK/#3 weight yarn. Noro Mirai in

by Lisa
on 06/15/16 05:00 am
I originally made the Noro Crescent Shawl two years ago as a present for one of my knitting students. Yvonnie wanted to learn how to knit so that she would have something to do to keep her hands and mind busy during upcoming chemo treatments. Actually, I came to find out later, it was her daughter who persuaded her to come to class in hopes that it would help her mother through the process. Yvonnie struggled

by Lisa
on 06/01/16 07:00 am

I am excited to announce that I will be having my first knit-along in August for my Crescent Shawl, which is featured on the cover of Noro Magazine Issue #8!

What IS a knit-along (KAL for short), you may ask? A knit-along is when knitters all work on the same project at the same time in a dedicated online space, where they ask questions of the designer, get help with specific techniques

by Lisa
on 04/14/16 08:35 pm
Categories: Fiber Adventure Trips
Last weekend I hosted the first (of many to come!) LMB Designs Fiber Adventure Tour. The "Shear and Sweet" trip included visits to farms, a fiber mill, and a maple sugarhouse. Here's a recap of our adventures!

On Saturday, we boarded a train for a scenic ride up the Hudson River. Our first stop was Ensign Brook Farm in Greenwich, NY, which we finally found after our GPS told us to "park by the side of

by Lisa
on 01/24/16 07:30 pm
Have you heard the phrase "do what you love and the money will follow?" Or "you attract what you put out into the universe?"

I never really believed any of this "woo woo" stuff until about six months ago.

I grew up as a practical realist in a non-denominational, go to church every-so-often family. My parents are professional classical musicians, and struggled to support a family of five. They taught me and my two

by Lisa
on 01/12/16 12:10 pm
Categories: Ravelry Tags: ravelry
Have you heard about Ravelry, a social network site for knitters and crocheters? I know I've raved about it in class, and now I want you to know I started a group JUST FOR YOU! Join me in the LMB Designs Group and meet fellow students. Ask questions about patterns and techniques, share photos of your projects, and see who else is making what you're making!