Category: Misc Design Studio

  • Finishing, Finally!

    Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate marketing links. I make a small commission for purchases made from links contained herein; at no cost to you. For months I have been working on baby blankets. AND FINALLY, I’m nearing the end of my epic baby blanket crochet-fest! Since late February, I’ve started 4 blankets. Frogged one, finished […]

  • The Past

    An Ode to Nostalgia A friend, from my first job out of college, sent me these pictures last week. She was going through her “old” knitting stuff and found this gem. The pattern is for a hat, knit flat then seamed up the back. It was a gift for her father. I have so many […]

  • The Name Game

    I’m always thinking about my design work. My current project, my next, the next next, the someday I’ll sit down and figure out how to execute this weird construction project that won’t likely get released for mass consumption project. This week, I’ve been about super comfy. I since mid-March I have made it a point […]

  • 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 an […]

  • So Grown-Up

    In the last decade, things happen to make me realize I’m the “grown-up” in the room. The Fish is my favorite character in the Cat in the Hat. I don’t get drunk and attempt to climb water towers in the middle of the desert anymore. I have a favorite grocery store. I own multiple pairs […]

  • I Got (New) Skills!

    I’ve been talking about the baby blankets for twins that I’m crocheting for a couple months now. I made the first, a bobbled pattern and was completely underwhelmed with the result. SO much that I haven’t woven in the ends and I was dreading making a second that coordinated. Now I have less than two […]

  • Homebodies

    I may be one of the few people who feels OVER-SOCIALIZED right now. Quarantine with little kids is intense, they are always where you are and pretty loudly too. 24/7, we are together. I love them. I truly do. But I miss being ALONE. Time when I lift heavy things, or sweat until I’m lobster […]

  • 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 important […]

  • 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, “But […]

  • Home Stretch!!!

    You guys! I’m SOOO jazzed right now, I couldn’t wait until tomorrow to share my excitement. My “experimental” “Say Yes to Pie” socks are entering the final stage!I added the heel row on the second sock. Only 31 rows to go until I can start the (new-to-me) HEEL!! I’ve opted to complete both heels at […]