on the needles

On the needles right now are a pair of my love squared fingerless gloves. The pattern can be found in Shannon Okey’s AltFiber, a book I am very proud to be a small part of. The gloves are worked in two colors with a two color rib and thumb gusset that I’m particularly fond of. This is the third pair …

SWTC goodie bag

  One of the most wonderful things about being a designer is having the opportunity to work with some fantastic yarn companies. I have to admit to being a little jealous of Jonelle from SWTC – she always has the best yarns, and gets to play with them way before the rest of us do. She has been very generous recently and …

Knitters Connection

  Shannon gave me the opportunity to work as her assistant this weekend down at Knitters Connection in Columbus. Of course, I jumped at the chance and we left bright and early Friday morning and got there just in time for her 9 am spinning class. I’m no great shakes at spinning, so I was looking forward to helping as …

Long time no blog –

As is customarily the case with me, once I get the hang of something, it crashes. Thus was the case with my blog. I was having a blast blogging about this, that and lots of nummy yarn. But wordpress had other ideas and decided that my version was incompatible with the new version and it went kaboom! I’m not the …

Toad in the Hole

Another sock, this time with a rather silly name. When I was trying to decide what to name this sock, I was thinking of holes, and, quite naturally for me, holes led to “Toad in the Hole” one of my favorite things to eat. The food is yorkshire puddings with sausages baked in them, covered in thick onion gravy. The …

Blue Malabrigo

I’ve had this idea for mitered cables since I read an article on Ravelry about traveling cables and was intrigued to say the least. Erica at River Colors tempted me with some delicious blue Mal and I was off and running. It really took some figuring to get that mitered corner, but I’m pretty happy with the results, and whilst …

The 37 Minute Lupus Rule

I have to throw this out there – it has nothing to do with knitting, but enquiring minds need to know. Am I the only one who has noticed that every week, within 37 minutes, someone brings up Lupus on House? The first season, it seemed that the mom was usually to blame for the patient’s ailments. I’m guessing they …

Merry Go Round

I made this sock a while ago. Equal parts frustration and admiration led to the pattern, which in all honesty is a poor relation of Eunny Jang’s Bayerishe sock. I’m utterly in love with the Bayerishe. I don’t know how many times I started this sock and tinked it back in frustration. There was some serious mental blockage going on …

MIA

I can’t believe it’s been six months since I blogged – I’m not even going to attempt to play catch up, however, one of my infamous lists may just whet your appetite – if you want to know more, just let me know. So, in the last six months I’ve: Made costumes for a HS version of Guys and Dolls …

secret knitting

Sometimes, things just click. I’ve been working on a couple (of dozen) patterns for various projects, and things just came together this week like they haven’t in months. The knee sock that I’ve wracked my brains over just flowed out of the needles, and I’m thrilled with the way the increases worked out. An “on the spur of the moment” …