I did not fall off the face of the earth, but the past few months have been full of crazy twists and turns. I’m sorry I haven’t posted since… yikes, could it really have been since March? Oh my. I’ll try to make it up to you.
I was unbelievably […] Continue Reading…
Why is it I’m always a season behind in my knitting? Ah well, there’s just enough winter-ish snow for this lovely, warm sweater to be useful for another week or so. “Mork” is designed by Julia Farwell-Clay. I love patterns that are both relaxing to knit and also interesting. Worked in worsted […] Continue Reading…
Fans of Knit Picks can now find my “Mixer” accessories in Swish Worsted. The yarn is delightful to work with, and comes in lots of great colors.
The patterns are available individually here: Mixer Hat, Mixer Mittens, and Mixer Scarf. The variety of knit/purl stitch patterns make these cute accessories […] Continue Reading…
Any knitter who has known me more than five minutes knows that Alana Dakos is one of my all-time favorite designers. I finally had the chance to make her Gnarled Oak Cardigan from the book she co-authored with Hannah Fettig, Coastal Knits.
I used Madelinetosh DK in the Grove color.
I […] Continue Reading…
An enthusiastic fan of my book Reversible Scarves: Curing the Wrong Side Blues asked whether I could design some mittens to go with the Mixer Scarf from the book. What a great idea!
Here’s the original Mixer Scarf from the book. It is now available as an individual pattern as […] Continue Reading…
I love getting to be on hand for photo shoots of my designs. I do have a tendency to fret like a mother hen, and I’m fortunate to work with people who have patience!
We were soooooo lucky to use the fantastic Old Edna Townsite for Saturday’s session. Set in the […] Continue Reading…
You might remember the Tea Leaves Cardigan I used for my experiment in stabilizing top-down sweaters. Here it is, completed. The pattern was well-written and fun to knit. I use Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage in the Amber Trinket colorway.
I’m pleased to say that after wearing it many times, the neckline […] Continue Reading…
Do you have my Reversible Scarves book, and wish that you had accessories to match the scarves?
The new year will bring new designs that will do just that. I will be releasing mitten, hat and/or sock designs that will go with the lovely scarves you’re making. The accessories will not be […] Continue Reading…
I hope everyone’s New Year is off to a good start. I have some fun plans, knitting and design-wise, for 2015. I’d say they were resolutions, but my plans have a way of getting derailed. So here are my hopes….
I adore Maggie Righetti’s book Sweater Design in Plain English. […] Continue Reading…
I want to share a particularly entertaining and thought-provoking book with you. Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure is a gem. Part of the book’s description is, “Deceptively simple and surprisingly addictive, Not Quite What I Was Planning is a thousand glimpses […] Continue Reading…
Once a year I go crazy for sweet and spicy pecans. This year I tried making them with maple sugar. They’re not overly sweet. Traditional winter-time spices and the hint of maple…
I thought you might like to make them, too, so here’s the recipe:
MAPLE SUGAR AND SPICE PECANS
Preheat oven […] Continue Reading…
It all started with buttons. My friend Katy and I were playing in the button section of our local yarn shop in Cambria, the Ball & Skein & More, when we fell in love with the same buttons. She had a penchant for the green and gold version, while […] Continue Reading…