Archive for the 'My designs' category

Scarf cubed

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I’m having trouble naming my latest scarf design. You’ve seen un-blocked pictures of it before, but now it’s been blocked, and the gently scalloped edges show up to soften the angular regularity of the stitch pattern.

 

I asked my Facebook followers for some ideas, and these are the things they suggested:

Diamonds are a girl’s best […]

Evening, Leaves, Anjou, and Little Lambs

Friday, October 8, 2010

I’m going to make a concerted effort (I know, I know, I’ve said this before) to start blogging more again, and coming up with some interesting things.
I told you a while back that I named my Spanish Dancer pattern after a tiny sea creature called a nudibranch. There are a lot of different types […]

More twists

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

There have been a lot more twists and turns in my knitting lately than holes. This is the model mitt that matches the twisted tulip socks. It, too, will have a place in Posh Yarn’s autumn kit.

   

Poll
If you haven’t voted in last week’s poll yet, please take a minute and let me know what […]

Twisted stitches

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Instead of knitting holes I’ve been twisting a lot of stitches lately. There’s this pair of socks that I designed for Posh Yarn in Wales. The pattern doesn’t have a name yet, but there’s a line of tulips flanked by other twisted stitch motifs. I enjoyed knitting the socks. The test knitters seem to be […]

Spanish Dancer, Kumasi, etc

Monday, July 12, 2010

I’ve been so, so bad about blogging. I know. You noticed, didn’t you? No word from me in ages. My excuse, and I’m sticking to it, is that I prepared to be away for a month, I was gone for a month, and I’ve been recovering from having been gone for a month. We were […]

Gloriosa and Doric

Thursday, June 3, 2010

I actually have two new patterns out, and have been so busy that I haven’t had a chance to post about them here yet. I’ve been feeling like I’ve been running around like a chicken with its head cut off. Here are the two patterns.
Gloriosa
This is the cardigan that I’ve been working on since late […]

What’s in a name?

Monday, April 26, 2010

Okay, folks. Here’s your chance to vote for your favorite name for the secret project described last week, made with the dark brown yarn in leaf/heart patterns. You may vote for only one name. The suggestions below are in alphabetic order.

Name the secret project

Cocoa Bliss (19%, 5 Votes)

Dagobah (11%, 3 Votes)

Eldfjall Hjarta (7%, 2 […]

A pattern name

Friday, April 23, 2010

Sometimes the name of a design I’m working on just jumps out at me. Sometimes, after digging around on the Internet for a bit, following links here and there, I find inspiration, and the perfect name is right there in front of me. Sometimes, no matter what I do, no matter what I discover, what […]

Amaryllis

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I released a pattern today. The baby blanket pattern done in garter stitch that looks like a quilt. Yup. That one. My test knitter was finally done with me, and the proof-reader also, so we have a pattern. Here it is:

Knit with two strands of Elann’s Sonata, an all-cotton yarn that not only survived a […]

Tubes, amaryllis, Wanida

Friday, April 9, 2010

We went and picked up the blocking wire tubes from the printer this afternoon. Check this out. Just like downtown. (You know, it’s hard to get good pictures of these things.)

No more labels stuck onto the tubes. What’s more: no more endless hours spent sitting here sticking labels onto tubes. The labels are now printed […]