Archive for the 'My designs' category


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

One of my secret projects has been released. Lalique is a dainty little lace cardigan with period stitches and tons of beads that I designed for The Sanguine Gryphon’s Spring 2011 Collection.


I know that the picture with the cat doesn’t show much of the sweater, but I love it anyway. I have more pictures on […]

We were in a fashion show

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Well, actually, it was one of Laura’s shawls, not us ;-)
One of the TNNA special interest groups always hosts a fashion show on the first night of the trade shows. Laura’s Evening Shawl was in the January fashion show and it got great response from the audience.

What you can’t really tell from the video is […]

We’re showing up all over the place!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Hello all. This is Dave, Laura’s husband and support group.
I was glancing through the newly arrived Yarn Barn of Kansas catalog and was really jazzed to find two of Laura’s patterns prominently displayed on page 30.

The pattern at the upper-right is Diamanten and the pattern at the bottom is Capistrano.
Pretty cool, what?

Boreas and Windflower

Thursday, December 30, 2010

I just counted them up. I released 23 new knitting patterns in 2010. It’s no wonder it feels like I’ve done nothing but knit all year.
The last two new patterns of the year are these very different cowls: Boreas, reversible cables knit with aran weight yarn and size 11 needles, and Windflower, a field […]

NaKniSweMo finish

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I did it. Even taking off a whole week of knitting, plus two days, and redesigning the sweater from the armholes up, I finished knitting it my NaKniSweMo project in the month of November. Here it is.


Okay, okay, I do have to weave in a few ends, but I’ll do that as soon as I’m […]

Alpenhorn and Edelweiss

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I released two patterns this morning: Alpenhorn fingerless mitts, and Edelweiss socks. Yup. You’ve seen these designs before. Numerous times. As I’m sure you recall, they were designed to be kits for Posh Yarn, but when the kit thing didn’t work out, Dee and I agreed that I should release them on my own. So, […]

False start, NaKniSweMo

Monday, November 1, 2010

The submissions are done. For now. They’re done in that they’ve been submitted. Both of them. Now we wait and see what happens. In the meantime, there’s been knitting afoot…
False Start
There are false starts, and then there are false starts. Don’t get me wrong, I love, love, ♥ both this yarn and stitch pattern, but […]


Friday, October 22, 2010

It’s official. Cuberos, sized for both scarf and shawl, is available for download at Patternfish. The printed patterns will be going out to yarn shops after I get it printed up.
Huge thank yous once again to everyone who participated in the naming event, with special thanks to Heidi (sadly blogless) who came up with the […]

Gloriosa at elann

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

When the folks at wanted to borrow my finished Gloriosa sweater for some modeled shots, I naturally said yes. They’d donated the yarn for the project, after all. They just got in a shipment of the lovely Peruvian Sierra Aran yarn, are doing a special, and have the photo of my sweater featured on […]

Scarf cubed 2

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Over the last day I received more wonderful suggestions for the name for this scarf pattern, including:

tesseracts (from Madeleine L’Engle)
Tessalated Diamonds

My favorite came in last night. Heidi (sadly blogless) suggested Cuberos. This is what Heidi said:

I would suggest “Cuberos” or “Cuberus” from the words:
“cube” (based from the cubes/squares on the scarf)
“eros” (the primordial god […]