Getting Ready for the MKAL

Thanks to all of you who have already purchased the 2016 MKAL pattern, and who have sent me such nice comments! I’m really excited for this MKAL! After much staring at my stash of Perspectives Kits, I chose the Lichen/Gray. Here’s one of the grays, on my new(ish) Strauch swift. Each Perspectives Kit comes with 5 mini skeins. The MKAL pattern is a cowl that has 5 clues, with one for each color section. The first clue goes out on April … Read More

Mountain Colors Perspectives Mystery Knit-A-Long!

This has been in the works for a while now, and I’m excited to finally share that I’ll be hosting my first ever Mystery Knit-A-Long starting next month, the Perspective MKAL! What’s a Mystery Knit-A-Long? Each week you get a clue with that week’s portion of the pattern. You can join in on the conversation in the Mountain Colors Ravelry group to share your progress, ask questions, and chat! What’s the pattern? It’s for a cowl. The approximate measurements are … Read More

Interweave Knits Summer 2015

My issue of Interweave Knits Summer 2015 hasn’t arrive in the mail yet, but that isn’t going to stop me from telling all of you about it! I’m really excited for this issue for two reasons, I have my first ever print article in this issue and a design! See the + 200 Years with Harrisville Designs? That’s my article! I wrote about the wonderful Harrisville Designs, their history and how they keep the textile tradition alive here in the … Read More

New Pattern: Solitude Dots Hat

I’m so excited to finally share this new pattern! I showed a few sneak peeks of working this yarn back in May (it takes SO long for finished knits to become patterns!) and here’s the finished product–a hat! I’m really excited about this polka dot hat. I really love polka dots, and somewhere there are photos of me showing my polka dot love from a young age in some pretty crazy outfits, but alas, for now we’ll have to make do … Read More

Louet Giveaway!

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It seems like a really long time ago when I knit these, and you may have  already seen these, but with Fall knitting upon us and the Louet Blog Tour it’s about time I write about my two patterns in the Louet Fall 2014 Collection! Coleen is a lovely jacket knit in Gems Worsted. It’s shown here with 3/4 length sleeves, but you could easily lengthen the sleeves and it’d make a great jacket that you could wear throughout the … Read More

Pillow Pattern!

A few months ago Becca from the Bagsmith told me about her new product, the Apple Creek Felt Pelt. She described it to me as a sheet of pre-felt. I didn’t tell her this, but I didn’t really know what she was talking about! Then I got some in the mail, and I was still a little lost. It was beautiful with all it’s color variation, but what the heck was I supposed to do with it? I played with … Read More

Up, Down, All-Around!

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  I have so many exciting things to share today! First off, I just got a copy of this amazing book, Up, Down, All-Around by Wendy Bernard. This wonderful book features beautiful full color photographs with at least one full page dedicated to each stitch pattern. The book also features directions for how to work the stitch patterns in the round, and for some patterns how to flip the pattern and work it in the other direction too! One of my … Read More

WIP Wednesday: Solitude Wool

I’m working on a new design, and although I can’t tell you what it is, I can tell show you a few photos and tell you about the yarn. I’m thrilled to be working with Solitude Wool. They are a farm in Virginia not far from Washington, DC. They raise American sheep and purchase wool from other farms in the US and create beautiful breed specific yarns. The yarn is dyed by hand with natural plant dyes and acid dyes, … Read More