Virtually Normal

I’ve had a busy couple of days with no real “progress” on my main projects. But its all good stuff! I miss teaching even more than sitting in a cafe alone with a book, my knitting/crochet and a steamy hot soy chai. After 3 months of NOT teaching, I was contacted by one of myContinue reading “Virtually Normal”

Fall Design Ramp-Up

I KNOW. I know. Summer is not even officially upon us here in the northern hemisphere, and here I am thinking ahead to fall pattern releases! But hear me out, because I’m so excited about this project. Much like any other industry, I’ve got to keep my pipeline FRESH. I have some older (unpublished) designsContinue reading “Fall Design Ramp-Up”

The Unassuming Hat

Have you ever found a pattern that you don’t get bored knitting? Usually I dislike making the same thing twice (or more) but honestly, I’ve knit this hat 4 times already. I have plans to make at least 2 more (similar to the white long brim one). The first two knits of this hat IContinue reading “The Unassuming Hat”

Crossing the Finish Line

FINALLY, PlumBody to Love is off the needles! Firstly, its impossible to take a good picture of a sweater on yourself to showcase the best attributes. Secondly, it fits about how I expected, although the acrylic yarn is a bit stiff still (still need to wash it up). Thirdly, its SEAMLESS!!! I succeeded in myContinue reading “Crossing the Finish Line”

Hopes and Dreams

Or what I want to accomplish on my summer vacation. This summer is not looking promising for “normal”. Which isn’t a bad thing per se. As my kids get older, I feel over scheduled by mid-summer. I’m a self-proclaimed loner/homebody, so all this “stay at home” recommendation is right up my alley! I think swimming,Continue reading “Hopes and Dreams”

Spring Sprang Sprung

FINALLY! I published this design. After months agonizing that the formatting and photos were JUST RIGHT, I said “Its time”. Even if the photos aren’t perfect. About the Design This year has been dedicated to mindful stash reduction. I have a modest stash, but it overflows the space I have allocated for it. Being anContinue reading “Spring Sprang Sprung”

Free Pattern:Wide Garter Stripe Triangular Shawl

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate marketing links. I make a small commission for purchases made from the links contained herein, at no cost to you. Originally I designed this shawl for a tips and tricks class I taught at my local big-box craft store. It has an optional provisional cast-on, which I thought was importantContinue reading “Free Pattern:Wide Garter Stripe Triangular Shawl”

I Believe in Miracles

The kind of my own making. You guys. This is huge for me. I finished TWO things within 24 hours (Thursday evening/Friday afternoon). Not just two random things. But TWO PAIRS OF SOCKS. Not the long languishing socks of years past. Socks that were finished in UNDER a month of cast-on. You may say, “ButContinue reading “I Believe in Miracles”

How to Track Your Rows

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate marketing links. I make a small commission (at no cost to you) for purchases made from links contained herein. The best laid plans of mice and fiber artists. I had every intention of this post being my victory lap regarding my “Say Yes to Pie” socks. Instead, I’m going toContinue reading “How to Track Your Rows”