Archive for the 'Media' category

Birdsfoot Fern

Friday, October 14, 2011

Wow. I’ve been a bad blogger lately, haven’t I? Well, though I’ve been a horrid blogger of late, I’ve been a busy designer. There are three sweaters in the pipeline (a cardigan and two pullovers, plus I’m about to cast on for another cardigan), and then there’s Birdsfoot Fern, a scarf pattern that I released […]

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 […]

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 […]

The sweater and the buttons

Friday, March 11, 2011

First a couple newsy bits
One of XRX’s long time employees is battling with ovarian cancer, and needs your help. Purchase of raffle tickets gets you entered in a drawing to receive a fabulous blanket, and proceeds go to help the fight.
Read Uncommon Threads’ interview with Kaffe Fassett, one of my long-time design heroes. Read about […]

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?

Autumn is in the air

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Sorry. I had to share. Simon’s Cat just kills me.

The fall Knitty

Sunday, October 10, 2010

I used to have a lot of fun reviewing sharing my opinion of a variety of knitting publications. Let’s resurrect this activity with the latest Knitty: Fall 2010. I haven’t listed every pattern in the issue. Some because I didn’t like them, some that to me were just there, nothing special.
Sweaters
Beatnick by Norah Gaughan, […]

Logo, aquarium, shawl

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Logo
I don’t know if you’ve noticed my attraction to blue lately: Capistrano, Hesperia, Denim Lace Tunic, Isola, and Basket Whip are five of the last six designs and they’re all blue. Maybe it has something to do with my mood. In my own defense, these projects weren’t all knit at the same time, quite a […]

Septagon or heptagon?

Monday, March 22, 2010

When I first started swatching this shape last week from a stitch I found in an old German knitting book, I wondered what it would be called. Septagon came to mind, though it didn’t sound quite right. As it turns out, use of the term “septagon” is not recommended by Wolfram Mathworld:
A heptagon is a […]

Yesterday’s podcast

Friday, March 19, 2010

The interview with Marly (Yarn Thing) yesterday afternoon went just fine, in spite of my nervousness. I didn’t drop the ball at all, left no gaping holes in the conversation, though there were a couple of short, panicky burst of laughter on my end. Eek. Mary Beth nicely stopped by the live site to lend […]