Archive for the 'Joining in' category


Monday, May 23, 2011

Last week I released the first shawl pattern since last year. I know! It was wonderful knitting a full shawl again, but kind of strange, too, since it’d been so long. The shawl is called Clematis, and is named for the gorgeous old Shetland stitch I based it on, which happens to be one of […]

March Madness

Thursday, March 17, 2011

I’m giving away a prize Knit Purl Gurl’s version of March Madness this year. Check it out.
P.S. Yup. This is the sum total of today’s blog post. This week has been insane. Totally insane. Next week will be a tiny bit better, but the following weekend? Not so much. I’ll blog when I can… […]

Vacation knitting

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I made an executive decision when planning what knitting projects to take to Las Vegas for our annual week of sitting on our respective butts, watching movies, reading, and knitting. Well, I did the knitting, Dave concentrated on the television. Anyway, a few days before we left we decided that we would not be taking […]

NaKniSweMo, contest

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

My NaKniSweMo sweater is moving right along. Both fronts are done to the shoulders, and the back is only a couple inches away. I should be able to finish that, and start the first sleeve today. Assuming I get off my duff and start unraveling that first sweater, so I have enough yarn to continue. […]


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I have officially restarted the West Coast Swing cardi. In case I didn’t say so before, it’s knit from the hem up in one piece to the armholes where it splits for the back and fronts. That part is the same as before. I have 7,749 stitches done so far (27 rows of 287 stitches […]

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 […]

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 […]

Shop list, amaryllis, and…

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Shop list
We received the most recent list of shops that my patterns are in from our distributor today. Our stuff is now in 347 shops, all but five of which are in the U.S. I updated the shop list on my pattern site. The shops that are not in the U.S., and the two Internet-only […]

Basket Whip shout out

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Yup. I bought a pile of luscious yarn at Stitches West last month. I’ll tell you all about it, but not today. Today I want to tell you about what I saw in the latest Vogue Knitting magazine this morning.
I’d just finished the last three pages of Steinbeck’s Cannery Row, and was looking around […]


Saturday, January 2, 2010

I originally designed and released the Tilia shawl (here on Ravelry) pattern in collaboration with Dee of Posh Yarn using her Diana lace weight yarn (50% silk, 50% merino = yum!). She distributed it as a limited edition kit, which sold out almost immediately. The period of exclusivity is now over, and the pattern is […]