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Staying In: An Increase In Stitching Time

There’s a whole lot of not going out happening right now. Stay off mass transit, stay away from crowds…. The silver lining, if you can find one, is getting a lot of crocheting and knitting done. We just got word that our food tasting for the wedding has been canceled due to coronavirus concerns. It …

Semi Simple

I used to design a lot of things with very complex patterning. Mostly shawls. They required you to be following a chart pretty much at all times. These are like alone time projects. I don’t have that type of focused stitching time any more. So as my lifestyle has changed I’ve become more a fan …

The Perks: Living A Yarny Life

Working for a yarn company isn’t all fun and games. There’s plenty of hardcore work to get done, just like any job. But all those perks you might imagine, like an endless supply of yarn and getting to see new colors, yarns, and concepts before they hit the shelves? Yeah. All that is true. And …

It’s That Time Of Year

August is coming to a close. The temps have been noticeably cooler, which means knits have been making more of an appearance; grabbing a cardi to snuggle in or layering on a soft shawl for my commute. With the increased need for warmth comes an intensified desire for knitting time and making all the things. …

Forest Hills Wrap: A FREE Knitting Pattern

This breezy knitting pattern was inspired by the yarn choice. Most of the time I pick the yarn before I come up with the project and this was no exception. Rewind yarn came out last year (2018) from Lion Brand and I grabbed some up right away. It’s a bulky tape yarn, but it’s light …

Lion Brand Mako Cotton

Pattern Writing: The Avalon Knit Tank Top

Today started off rather sleepy. The past few days I’ve been dragging, but last night I got myself dressed up and went to dinner. It was fun, but knocked me on my butt. I slept until noon. What??! I know I’m not feeling well when that happens. I’m usually an up by 7 on the …

Love Gone Sideways: A Throw & A Turn Of Events

It’s been a little while since my last post. I haven’t stopped knitting and designing, but life went a little sideways. As it does from time to time. Remember that sweater I made the boyfriend and said wasn’t cursed? Back peddle. It must have been. We broke up almost simultaneously as I gave it to …

raglan sweater knit in Lion Brand wool-ease yarn

Test Knit Call: The Remake Raglan

Love test knitting? Here’s one for you then. I just finished writing up the Remake Raglan sweater and need some eyes on it. Once checked it will become a free pattern available via my blog and Ravelry. Here’s what you need to know… Worked from the bottom up. The yarn is Lion Brand Wool-Ease Worsted. …

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