Archive for the 'Designing' category

We have a name!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The pattern isn’t actually a labyrinth or a maze at all. But that was a popular theme with people suggesting names. I even got a couple of votes that indicated people liked the labyrinth theme. I dug around a little, did some research online, and thought that perhaps Knossos would be a good name for […]

Another cowl needs a name

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

While waiting for yarn for a couple of sweaters to arrive (the first package arrived from Green Mountain Spinnery with Saturday’s mail) I knit up a quick little cowl pattern with Malabrigo Lace Baby Merino. Before you panic with thoughts of knitting a cowl forever with 30,000 stitches, while this cowl is knit with lace […]

Roses and Riverbeds

Monday, June 27, 2011

First off, huge thanks to each and every one of you who took the time to share your suggestions for these two cowl designs. You all came up with a lot of wonderful names. It was difficult to choose. In the end I wrote a list of my favorites, then read and re-read the list, […]

Slightly better photos

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Completely untouched by imaging software, other than to make them small enough to reasonably display here on the blog, I share with you two much better photos of the cowls we are trying to name: twisted cowl 1 and twisted cowl 2. Though they’re definitely cowls, I discovered quite by accident that they’re both stretchy […]

Two cowl patterns

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I hinted the other day that I have two new cowl patterns coming up. Both patterns are currently in the hands of the tech editor. All that’s left other than that is to write up descriptions, take some better pictures on my dress form, Nicole… and to name the things. Most of it is easy […]

Five in five

Monday, June 20, 2011

I’ve been insane. Truly insane. Why? Well, because I’ve released five patterns in as many weeks, and have more coming in the pipeline—soon. Perhaps another this week. And (maybe) two more in the next two weeks. Perhaps three more in three more weeks. We’ll just have to see how it all plays out.
I […]


Monday, May 9, 2011

About 2½ weeks ago I was hit by a malware attack. I have most of my computer world put back together at this point, but definitely not all of it. Don’t ever get bitten by one of those. It’s horrible. But if you do, make sure you’ve backed up everything to an external drive. It […]

Another sweater knit up

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Finally finished knitting this little tank that goes with the cardigan I finished last month out of Kollage Yarns‘ Milky Whey. The yarn is a 50/50 blend of milk and soy. I know. Boggles the mind. But it’s a nice soft yarn with awesome drape.
Anyway, the tech editing is done for the cardigan pattern, but […]

Madness, podcast, buttons, KAL

Thursday, April 14, 2011

I have a variety of quick things for you…
I am excited to announce that Kathy Elkins of WEBS, America’s Yarn Store interviewed me yesterday for her podcast Ready, Set, Knit. The podcast should be available to listen to starting on Saturday morning, April 16.
A decision was finally made regarding which buttons to use on the […]

It’s looking like a sweater

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The flurry of massive cleaning that happened last week is a fading memory. Luckily, the house stays clean longer than the painful memories of getting that way remain. Most of them, anyway. It’s so nice to have a clean house again! Our wonderful company, the friends we did all that cleaning for (honestly, we should […]