Friday, November 19, 2010


The latest pattern from Orange Blossom Designs... The Cockleshell Cowl.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Window Pane

I LOVE this scarf! Deisgned with KnitPicks Andean Silk, I am submitting it for their Independent Desigenrs Program.

And what scarf would be complete without matching Mittens!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Winter Leaf Cowl

The Winter Leaf Cowl is officially complete! The pattern was posted on Ravelry this morning, or you can purchase a copy by clicking on the link that says "Buy Now".

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Feather & Fan...

I started this dress in April. I loved the yarn, a beautiful soft cotton. It began life as a cardigan sweater, but the end result was so huge that it had to be frogged. The feather & fan stitch was what drew me to the sweater, so instead of restarting that project, I designed a dress using that stitch. This is the end result...

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Another Addition...

The Winter Leaf Cowl is done! I am posting the pattern for testing tonight, so hopefully it will be up for sale within the next two weeks! The picture isn't that great, I was so excited to finish it! It still needs to be washed and blocked.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Pattern Markers...

After working for years on knitting charts using a highlighter to mark my rows, I recently came across a knifty little idea... Pattern Markers. Pattern Markers are magnetic strips of ribbon used to keep track of the row you are working on. So crafty little me decided to make my own!

At Walmart I found 8" x 6" sheets of magnets with adhesive on one side, $1.97 for two sheets. I recently purchased rolls of 3/4" ribbon at Michaels for $0.50 each. Using my paper cutter, I cut the magnets into strips to fit the width of the ribbon, ending up 3/4" x 8" strips. I then cut 17" length of ribbon, and heat sealed the ends with my candle lighter. Then stick the magnet to the ribbon, one at one of the ribbon, and one at the other. You will then have a 1" gap of only ribbon in the middle. Fold the ribbon in half, and Presto!... Pattern Magnet and Bookmarks! Using both sheets of magnet, I got 6 long and 2 short markers.

The short markers are made the same way as the long, but one strip is cut into 2 pieces. Cut the ribbon to 9" long.


I found the most adorable Owl print material at Joann's, but what to do with it??

New knitting project bag, smaller pyramid bags, and a pattern keeper of course!

The pattern keeper snaps open backwards, so it stands on its own. Both of the inside pages are magnetized, my new pattern magnets hold everything in place & mark my spot on the chart. Hey! No Peaking! The chart is for the next new pattern from Orange Blossom Designs...
Winter Leaf Cowl

Friday, September 24, 2010

Brown Sheep

As you all may remember, at the end of last year I made the amazing Vivian by Ysolda... using Brown Sheep yarn. A blend of mohair and wool, it was a beautiful addition to my ever growing knitwear collection.

Knitting with Olof is hosting a giveaway with Brown Sheep yarn!! Please visit the blog for details, and the chance to win 4 skeins of Brown Sheep!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Latest Addition...

... to the Baby Hearts series... SOCKS!
My first ever sock pattern. This pattern was so much fun to design. It matchs the Baby Hearts Hat. Please stay tuned for the third installment in this series... Mittens!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

And so it begins...

Today is a fantastic day! I have officially become a designer on Raverly. Two patterns officially for sale!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Winter Leaf Fingerless Mitts

So I decided to jump on the Fingerless Mitts bandwagon with a simple Winter Leaf design to match the slouchy tam.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

One More

Third new design.. Baby Vintique. Based on a hat my grandmother bought at a vintage shop.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

New Designs

My first knitting designs have been posted on Rav for testing! Hope to have the patterns posted for sale within the next two weeks. First one is Baby Hearts Fair Isle Beanie. Knit with two balls of Crystal Palace Mini Mochi, it is an easy beginning fair isle knit. The second one is my Winter Leaf Slouchy Tam. Made up of four rows of fifteen staggered leaves, it is a beautiful addition to my growing hat collection!

Baby Hearts - Mini Mochi Fair Isle

Winter Leaf Slouchy Tam

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Varigated Disaster

While working with Crystal Palace Mini Mochi, almost at the end of the hat, I came across a knot....
How is this an acceptable color change!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


The Vivian Sweater I finished last year is finally almost complete... my sister has lovingly voluteered to sew in the zipper! When it is finally in I will post some pictures of an actual person wearing it.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tunisian Crochet

Wow.. so it's been a awhile!

Recently I received a complete set of Tunisian Crochet Hooks as a gift. So, I did what any good yarnie would do and immediately started chaining! I only learned to crochet a few months ago, so Tunisian was not a totally new concept but a little weird. I am currently working on a baby blanket for a friend. Using the one-pound Caron in minty green, and a size "N" Tunisian hook.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

NYC Vacation

So, over Thanksgiving we took a vacation to New York. The first time we have been there, we all LOVED it! I was so excited to be in a place cold enough to wear my newly knitted heringbone scarf & slouchy hat. Luck for me, my daughter is great at capturing candid moments on film, so here you go...

Ferry to the Statue of Liberty...

Steps of the Federal Building