Do ALL the things!

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I’m in crazy mode around here. My list of things to do is massive and for some reason (quite possibly insanity) I keep adding things to it! There are so many things I want to branch out and do that if I think about it too much I just want to take a nap. Can […]

Tech Editing


If you are a knitting designer self publishing patterns you need a tech editor! But wait you say, I use test knitters to catch all my errors, why do I need tech editing? Today over on the Stitch Sprouts blog in my Tips 4 Designers column I talk about the differences between test knitting and […]

Format Friday!


One of the things on my massive to-do list is reformatting all of my patterns to my branded template. Looking back at my patterns is like a history of all the ways I’ve put my patterns together, and some of it ain’t pretty! So to that end, I’m starting Format Fridays! Format Fridays will be […]



Once upon a time I would finish a knitting sample, get it edited as soon as possible, take pictures and shove it out into the world. Fast, fast, fast. Now things have been going differently. There are samples sitting in my studio that I can’t find the time for photos or editing. This is one […]



Halaine is an enchanting summery tee with girly figure-flattering details. The empire waist styling and the ruffled edges and neckline make for a feminine, wearable sweater that can be dressed up or down! Wear it with jeans or shorts for a casual look as shown, or go sophisticated by pairing it with a pencil skirt […]


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I am completely and utterly obsessed with cowlettes. I have ALL the ideas. And then people like the lovely Fiber Seed folks send me fabulous squishy yarn and I get to make whatever I want out of it. Life is good. This yarn has got some squish y’all. And such beautiful colors. And the couple […]

Website Redux!

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Many moons again I had a website theme that I loved. (Ok the logo was amateur time but I loved it anyhow.) But then something bad happened. I killed my website. And there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth. The theme I had used for my site had been updated into a brand new […]

Nelina Cardigan


  So Anzula. I love it. You know it. They make the best yarns. So many delicious bases. And the colors are swoon-worthy. And the people. Anzula people are some of my favorite people in the industry. So when they want me to design with their new yarn I say yes. I say hell yes! […]



It’s kit time! I have designed a brand new pattern and Infinite Twist is offering it in all inclusive kits. All inclusive you ask? Yes! This is what you get: all the hand-dyed yarn you’ll need to complete the project, 800 yards in all a bamboo circular knitting needle a bamboo crochet hook for the bind-off […]

PicnicKnits at TNNA!


Tomorrow morning at o’dark-thirty I fly out to Columbus, Ohio.  I will be in booth #447 at TNNA, showing off a bunch of my self-published samples and ALL of the samples from my new Interweave book Warm Days, Cool Knits. So if you or your LYSO is attending TNNA, please tell them to stop by. I […]