You’re Invited to a Knit Along!

You’re Invited to a Knit Along!

This week, I’ve been working on tidying up and improving one of my all time favorite patterns Perdrix. (Exciting news–it now includes Newborn size!) (But before we go any further, I have a confession to make.  I look weird in hats.  Can you believe it!  I have never felt comfortable rocking any sort of hat.  […]

Winners Announced and Charlatan is Almost Here!

Winners Announced and Charlatan is Almost Here!

I can’t tell you how excited I am about today’s post!  I’ve been waiting to share pics of Charlatan with you until it was closer to launch day, and it finally is!  This design is so much fun to knit, and has a really interesting construction that is simple and relaxing to work on.  It’s […]

Naming Contest

Naming Contest

Hi Yarn Alongers!  How are your projects coming along this week?  I love seeing the great outpouring of work, talent and creativity that is shared here–it’s so inspiring! I could use a little inspiration just now.  I’m nearly finished with this new design for an aran weight chunky lace work hat with seed stitch details […]

Apricots and Secrets

Apricots and Secrets

I feel like I’ve been so secretive lately!  I’ve had a submission design in the works for several weeks, and now it’s finished!  Not as down to the wire as the last one I pursued (that has been accepted, yay!), but I’ve left myself just a couple of days to polish everything up and get […]

Brand New Today!  Mother of Invention Shawl

Brand New Today! Mother of Invention Shawl

I’m so pleased to announce that my latest pattern–Mother of Invention–is available for purchase today in my Ravelry shop! My initial inspiration for this shawl was to figure out a way to use two colors in stripes of alternating texture to create a really interesting visual effect without requiring any colorwork more complicated than switching […]

Breathe Easy

Breathe Easy

The samples are done!  The samples are done!  I’m bagging them and tagging them and getting them ready to ship off to Knit Picks for final inspection.  The last of the corresponding pattern edits will be back from my tech editor today and I’ll be able to submit everything just before the deadline!  It feels […]

In The Rain

In The Rain

It’s been a pretty rainy spring here in North Texas, and you’ll hear no complaints from me…except when I really need to do a quick photo shoot and the heavens open up and the deluge begins.  Let me back up a minute… I got an email a few weeks ago about an advance Call for […]

Cozy Corner

Cozy Corner

This week’s big project was reworking our master bedroom to contain work space for me.  I have a new desk and computer set up (which I’m sharing about next week) and there was also space for this cozy little corner!  I love the pink wing back chair (although it doesn’t go with any of my […]

Baby Perdrix

Baby Perdrix

Have I ever mentioned how much I love giving new baby gifts?  I’m not quite sure what it is, but just the potential of a brand new baby really brings out the crafty side of me.  We are very comfortable with our two children and don’t plan to have any more, so it’s especially fun […]

Perdrix Hat for a Special Little One

Perdrix Hat for a Special Little One

What a fun idea to have a virtual baby shower for Ginny!  Thank you for hosting Tracey! I’m putting a little package together of my very favorite baby items.  I’m sending a black and white hand tied baby quilt with organic cotton quilt batting that is so light, but very warm and cozy at the […]