Laura's Knits 

and other various and sundry projects... 

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Knit Picky Knitting Shop

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 My Book Wish List

 Last Minute Knitted Gifts

Back on Blossom Street

The Barbara Walker Treasury of Knitting Patterns 4 book collection 




My Other Webpages

The Painted Sheep

my very own hand painted yarn, for sale! 


Woman To Woman, Hand in Hand : volunteer doulas, information on pregnancy, birth, etc.

Photos: my personal photo album

No More Sweatshops!: information on the anti-sweatshop movement and how you can shop sweatshop free!



Hi, my name is Laura and I knit...alot. To support my habit I have just started a hand painted yarn company, The Painted Sheep, and also work part time at agreat little yarn shop, Knit Picky. When I am not knitting, I am a full time student, a part time graduate student and dabble in other hobbies such as sewing and making lotions and soaps. To get in touch with me, email me

Want to know what I'm thinking about? Check out my blog!!

Interested in buying some of my hand-painted yarn? I will be open for business in July and yarn will be available on my website,

Currently on the needles:

11) Orange Camisole

10) Twisted Footlet (1 finished)

9) Padded Footlets (1 sock finished)

 8) Rocking Chair Seat

7) Tinsel Toes Socks (1 sock finished)

6) Felted Daffodils

5) Cashmerino Shell

4) Net Bag

3) Lace Nighty

2) Widdershins Socks (1 sock finished)

1) Mock-Rib Vest

Waiting to Cast On

1) Elephant

2) Lacey Tanktop

3) Anemoi Mittens

4) Poinsettia Wreath

5) Koigu Socks

6) Cherry Tree Hill Socks

Tossed in the Closet (for a little break)

 These are either long term projects that I am setting aside for a while (not forever, just until I have more time) or seasonal projects that I will bri back out when the weather turns cold. Several are projects that I am working on as Christmas presents so they don't need to be done for months and months.

1) Fairisle Mitts (rounds 2 and 3)

2) Dog Sweater

3) Teddy Bear

4)Journey Shawl

5)Ugly Sweater

6) Sailboat Blanket

7)Encore Toboggan

8) Christmas Stockings

9)Felted Crocheted Checkers Set

10)Hexagon Scarf

11)Entrelac Socks

"We live in a world of machines. Our world moves faster, bigger and better with every moment. Machines replace humans and often do our jobs better. When you are knitting socks and sweaters and scarves, you aren't just knitting. You are assigning value to human effort. You are holding back time. You are preserving the simple unchanging act of handwork." from At Knit's End by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

Favorite Yarns

Avi "guarding" my yarn

"You know you knit too much when... without your knitting, you feel lonely" --from "At Knit's End" by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

The ladies of Knit Picky

Complete Projects

 July 2007

House Hat- Gryffindor

House Hat- Hufflepuff

Book Scarf- Gryffindor

Book Scarf- Hufflepuff

June 2007

Twisted Footlet (1 sock finished)

Twisted mitts (1 mitt finished)

Tinsel Toes Socks (1 sock finished)

Padded Footlets (1 sock finished)

Widdershins Socks (1 sock finished) 

Plush Piggy

Orange Camisole

May 2007


Bonsai Tanktop 

Felted Hat

Hand painted socks

Fiesta Scarf

April 2007

Napkin Rings

Bobble Clutch

Summer Net Shell

Ballerina Bunny


 Open/Closed Sweater sign

March 2007 

Mini Amigurumis

Fixation Panties

Kitchen Towel Topper

Crochet Pig

Wine Cozy 

Waikiki Socks

February 2007

Felted Clogs

Lacey  Shrug

UNC Socks

 Valentines Day Thong

Baby Bonnet

Bulky Sweater

Soap Sack

Self Stiping Socks

Felted Vase

January 2007

Fair Isle Mitts

Mom's Sweater

Soap Turtle

Heart Sachet

Blue Baby Outfit

December 2006

Tipless Gloves

Lace Gloves

Dad's Hat

DNA Scarf

Doc's Blanket

Fair Isle Socks

Christmas Garland

Flower Pouch

Before Dec 06

Cotton Bag

Baby Sweaters

Red Baby Shoes

Chris's Hat

Will's Hat

Mosaic Hat

Earflap Hat

Loopy Sheep