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