My friend and fellow Raleigh knitter Kemper has a video podcast called Junkyarn, and last week I was on it! See us be silly on her podcast below: You can also enter to win a copy of the Fall 2015 issue of Knitscene in the Junkyarn Ravelry Group here.
Today I’m writing about another of my designs from Knitscene Fall 2015, the Allotrope Pullover. This was the last sweater I knit for my series of 4 sweaters for the issue, and in fingering weight I was seriously questioning my sanity! I’d also just found out I was pregnant, so I was a little distracted. I couldn’t decide on the sleeve, so I ended up knitting two different sleeves, then trying the sweater on, choosing one, and ripping the other … Read More
Today’s blog post is all about the Canted Pullover, another of my designs from my feature in Knitscene Fall 2015. I was knitting this pullover last fall when I went to Maine to visit Swans Island! One of the best parts of my job with Stitchcraft Marketing is being able to work with such amazing companies, and it was really wonderful to see where the beautiful yarn I was working with had been dyed. I used Swans Island Organic Washable Wool … Read More
As perviously mentioned I’m pregnant and due at the end of August with our first baby. I’ve had wonderful support from my friends, family, and coworkers as we start this new adventure, and I’m excited to announce that soon I’ll be posting some reviews of baby-related products…or products that I will be using for our baby. I hope you’ll enjoy these reviews. Although the posts will be sponsored it’s important to me to only review items in a positive light … Read More
If you haven’t picked up the latest issue of Kntiscene yet you can get it here online: Knitscene Fall 2015. You can also keep reading and enter for your chance to win a copy! Today I’d like to feature the Pennant Cardigan, one of my four seamless sweater designs from this issue! Worked from the bottom up this seamless cardigan is a pretty easy knit. The button band is worked at the same time as the body of the sweater, and … Read More
I’m really excited to be Knitscene Fall 2015’s featured designer. My friend and colleague from my day job at Stitchcraft Marketing, Stefanie Goodwin-Ritter, wrote a lovely article about me, and in this issue I have 4 seamless sweater designs. I’ll be blogging about the other three designs later on, but today I’d like to write about my Solitude Jacket, which is currently in lead for the pattern of choice for a KAL hosted by Knitscene on Ravelry, you can vote for your … Read More
Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the Oxidar pattern giveaway and a chance to win a skein of Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend! If you missed the post you can read more about my new design in this blog post. Congratulations to Pat S, you’re the lucky winner! I’ll be in touch to arrange delivery of your prize! You can purchase the Oxidar pattern on Ravelry or from Fairmount Fibers.
Congratulations to Kendra, who wrote, I have a multitude of storage solutions. I store my double pointed needles in travel toothbrush holders with the sizes marked on the outside. I have a couple of circular sets that are in the cases provided with the kits. The rest of the circular needles are stored in their original cases in a drawer. I would love to have this case to contain a multitude of different needles in one location. It would be … Read More
I’m really excited to share my new design, Oxidar, from Manos del Uruguay! The pullover is worked from the bottom up, seamlessly in one piece. After the lower portion is worked as two flat sides (to create the high/low hem) the body is worked up in one piece to the underarm, and then in smaller pieces to the shoulders. To keep the sleeves seamless stitches are picked up around the armholes and the sleeves are worked in the round to the … Read More
A while back i got a lovely new needle case from Knitter’s Pride, it’s the Rhine Assorted Needles Case, and it has pockets for crochet hooks, interchangeable needles, fixed circular needles, double points, and accessories. Pretty much, it’s a fantastic case. It folds up into thirds, making it convenient to slip into your knitting bag. It also has a stretchy closure, so that if you overstuff it you can still snap it shut! (It’s like they predicted I would … Read More
I finally finished the Yeti I blogged about a few weeks ago. All the pieces sat finished for a couple of weeks until I finally got around to sewing them together, and then it took me another week or so to find the time to make the backpack. How do you take photos of a toy? Well I used thread, which you can see a bit in the photos…oh well! Yeti is concurred by Lego yeti.
If you follow me on Instagram you might have noticed I started cross stitching. Two weekends ago when I was at TNNA I told Becca from BagSmith about my new addiction to cross stitch, and she insisted that I take home a few Sajou items to try out. Her whole booth was drool-worthy and full of beautiful things. I’m really excited to play with all these great new items–some beautiful Sajou Wool Thread, Sajou Needles, and a Sajou Heart … Read More
Swans Island is currently hosting the Swans Island Legacy Contest. The prize is a hand woven throw worth $690. It looks amazing. To enter the contest they ask that you share the story of something that means a lot to you. Whether it’s hand crafted or store bought, whether it’s something that’s new but really special or something that’s been passed on for generations, what is it, and why does it mean so much to you? Of course, I’m going to … Read More
As you may have noticed from previous posts and my Connectivity Gloves last fall, I really love SilverSpun yarn, made by the Feel Good Yarn Company. The yarn is super soft, stretchy, and spun with pure silver! I’ve visited the mill right here at NC State where the yarn is spun, and what can I say, I’m in love! So, when Laurie asked if I’d be interested in designing a pattern for the exclusive yarn club my answer was: YEAH! … Read More
Just before our 18 week ultrasound where we could find out the gender of the baby I had a momentary lapse in my desire to not find out the gender of the baby. It all started because I saw an adorable crochet baby dress on Pinterest. Then I started looking at all the adorable gender specific baby knitting patterns, and started showing Brian too, trying to convince him we should find out the gender of the baby for the sole … Read More