In Knitty!

When I re-learned how to knit as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Armenia I would go to the seedy smoke filled internet cafes a few times a week. I would spend half of my time catching up on emails, and the other half looking at knitting patterns and saving them to my flash drive. One of my favorite sources–Knitty. Fast forward a few years to when I started designing–I couldn’t imagine ever having my patterns published, seeing my name in … Read More

FO Friday: Two Non-Knits!

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I’ve been coveting the beautiful Montea dress from Collette Patterns for a while now. The problem is that I don’t really know how to sew. I bought a sewing machine back in January and promised myself I’d learn to sew. I tried once in January shortly after getting the machine, couldn’t sew in straight lines, got frustrated, and it’s been sitting on the shelf ever since. Learning something new means you have to spend time being really bad at it, … Read More

15 Minute Cowl!

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You may or may not know, but I have a pretty cool day job at Stitchcraft Marketing. I get to talk about yarn with the people who make it, and others in the fiber business. For a girl obsessed with all things yarn it’s a pretty sweet deal. One of the awesome companies I work with is The Bagsmith. In my last post I wrote about my Block & Roll. Well I have another great item from The Bagsmith that I … Read More

Design Your Own Lace Shawl

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I’ll be teaching a class this weekend at Carolina Fiber Fest this weekend, Design Your Own Lace Shawl. The class will be 10-1 on Friday and 2-5 on Saturday. This class is perfect for knitters who love to knit their own lace shawls, and would like some hands-on instruction on learning how to design their very own lace shawls! The class is over two days, because there’s a lot of information! On day 1 we’ll be looking at different construction methods … Read More

WIP Wednesday: slippers and comics

I knit a pair of these adorable Not-So-Tiny Slippers by Ysolda Teague last week for the shop. They are super quick, and super cute!  So I decided I needed my own pair. I started them a couple nights ago, and then I did the bulk of it last night, when I was tired…that was NOT a good idea. You’ll see in the photo below that the cute little yarn over holes are not centered… I’m a little bit of a … Read More

Display your hand knits!

posted in: decor, decorating, DIY, DIY home decor | 1

Maybe this is just me, but I tend to let most of my knit items sit in a bag in my closet. Some of them don’t fit me, because they are sample size 32″ bust (which I am not!) and others are just shawls that I don’t wear, or only wear very occasionally, and a couple I have never worn for whatever reason. Anyways, with the exception of Brian’s bookshelf of comics our ‘dining room’ is my office. I spend … Read More