Category: Misc Design Studio

  • A Year of Projects: Week 45

    -ish. The week is almost over, but I’m going to make a YOP post anyway. I’m about to start the thumbs on my Mitt Mitty Mittens, I hope that get it right the first time. I ripped out the left mitten, to change the position of the thumb cable. It looks MUCH better, I am […]

  • A Year of Projects: Week 44

    A YOP blog! I have not made a YOP post in almost 2 months. I’ve been doing the normal stuff. With the last 8 weeks of my YOP quickly coming to a close, I started reflecting. My goals for the year were amorphous at best. Next year I will set SMART goals- and plan for […]

  • I Blinked.

    And now its mid-June. Its summer break here. And has been for a week. We spent 2 days at the beach, where I got SUNBURN from the back of my knees to the bathing suit line (I’m at the itchy phase). I spent a lot of time in the water (my favorite!!!) and read while […]

  • New! New! New!

    Pattern Releases! I released two patterns this week! Actually, I spent most of Thursday releasing patterns on Ravelry. And part of Friday doing the social media promotion, which is super exhausting. Seriously, social media drains me. People who can promote their businesses and projects daily: I commend you! There must be a secret. But I […]

  • A Year of Projects: Weeks 34, 35, 36, 37

    Oh, hi everyone. Its me, the errant YOPper. I’ve been working on a couple new designs, finalizing for release, and doing other life stuff. The Peablossom Special is DONE. I’m working on the lace charts for the “wings”, which is a SLOW process. My new torso is ready for pictures, but I will need a […]

  • This Wild Life

    Here at my house, the whirlwind of Easter/Spring Break/my first born’s birthday is still in full swing. Easter was the usual TOO MUCH candy. I went to Target and just indiscriminately threw bags into the cart. There was SO much candy that I had to go purchase more reusable plastic eggs, and there are still […]

  • A Weird Thing Happened

    Yesterday, I didn’t knit a stitch. Nor did I crochet or sew or embroider. Its been a pretty atypical week, to be honest. I haven’t gotten in as much time to work on my projects as I usually do. In the time I do have, I’ve been working on the Peablossom Special. I can’t wait […]

  • Reflections on Design.

    I’ve mentioned that I’ve been unofficially designing for almost as long as I’ve been knitting. Creatively exploring my skill boundaries has been fun for me. I get an idea or a shape or a color pattern in my head, and I do my best to try and get it out in yarn. My current WIP/development […]

  • A Year of Projects: Week 33

    Instead of agonizing that it could be “MORE” perfect, I FINALLY released another pattern. TWO in fact! Bellows Mitten In 3 sizes, uses fingering held double to create a marl effect. Perfect for partial skeins: requires 140, 170, 200 yards in each of 2 yarns. Free on Ravelry (until April 8th) with code: chill Right […]

  • Shoddy Seamstress Adventures: Drawstring Bags and Zippered Pouches

    Today I got the iron out to FINALLY add my daughter’s Girl Scout Patches to her sash. And while the iron was ALREADY out, wouldn’t it just be a fine time to go ahead and sew some bags with stash/scraps. Adorable!! First I made this little pooch pouch! I had initially got the fat quarter […]