Back in August I blogged about some washcloths I knit using a kit from Appalachian Baby. We’ve been using the washcloths at almost every bath time since Dash was born. I even noticed Brian always reaching for these hand knit washcloths first, and when I asked him about it he said he thinks they are the softest. If you missed it, you can read the post here. So after such a great experience knitting with the cotton, I reached out to Diane, … Read More
I realized today that the Louet Gems sweater I knit while I was pregnant was probably just the right size to fit Dash now, so I got out my camera to take some photos in the lovely morning light. Koko wanted to help. “LOOK! I can be cute too!” The sweater fits perfectly.
I’ve been Instagramming photos of these baby socks, and finally I’m writing a blog post about them! I knit two pairs of baby socks using Feel Good Yarn Company SilverSpun Sock. They are very quick to knit and don’t take very much yarn. Why to knit baby socks from SilverSpun: 1. It’s cotton, you don’t have to worry about fiber sensitivities. I’m all about natural fibers! 2. There’s a small amount of lycra, which means these socks are super stretchy. … Read More
I was fortunate enough to receive a Baby Washcloth Kit from Appalachian Baby Design to knit up and review. Originally I’d planned to just knit one of these before writing a review, but the pattern was fast and easy, and this was a really relaxing knitting project, so I ended up using the whole ball of yarn and knit four washcloths! Appalachian Baby Design is a collective of knitters, crocheters and designers creating classic handmade baby gifts. They are based … Read More
One of my good friends from college is expecting her first baby this fall, and I couldn’t help but knit a little something for her baby! I started it pretty early as I knew I wasn’t going to have time closer to her due date, and I didn’t want it to fall by the wayside, so I didn’t yet know the gender. I (sort of followed) my Sunshine Chevron Blanket, available for free from Knit Picks. Mostly due to an … Read More
There was recently a discussion on the designer’s group on Ravelry about finding time for ‘personal’ knitting. Honestly before I started working in a yarn shop it had probably been a year since I had followed someone else’s pattern. Now that I work in a shop I knit shop samples, which occasionally are my patterns, but more often someone else’s pattern. This is such a huge pleasure to me. Knitting another designer’s pattern is like a mental vacation. I get … Read More
HOLY COW! I knew this was going to happen one day, but I am so super duper excited to see my name in print, next to photos of my pattern! Seriously! I began knitting in 2008, and designing in 2011, and it was January 2012 after TNNA that I decided I was going to make a go of becoming a knitwear designer, and here I am, less than a year later, with a book in hand that has my name … Read More
Part of why I have been able to publish so many patterns so quickly is because I wrote some of these patterns some time ago. Today I’m publishing the Bamboo Baby Dress pattern, available in 3 sizes 18″, 19″, and 20″ chest. I was originally given this variegated bamboo yarn by Lotus to design a women’s top. It turned out absolutely hideous. I was about halfway through a top, with a keyhole opening on the back, and the yarn was … Read More