Thursday, May 19, 2011

I Know It's Been A While...

but, I swear I have a good excuse! So, first, I finally released the pattern for Reesh, YAY!  You can find it here for download!

Reesh 1

Also, I hae a new test right now for an item I'm calling the "Cotton Candy Tank" which I'm hoping will be available in June! As of right now, I'm working on a fall collection which I think you guys are really going to like, I'll keep you updated as I work!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Time Flies When You're Having Fun!

I was reading one of my favorite blogs, Kirsten Kapur's Through The Loops and she was celebrating her birthday (Happy Birthday Kirsten, if you read this) and her blogiversary and it hit me that I never really paid much mind to my blogiversary. So, I signed on to the blog and would you believe that I've been here for almost a year and a half! I can't believe it! It feels like it was started yesterday. My first blog post was about sock (my first pair to be exact) and now I'm designing and it feels fantastic to know that I can design my own knitting and I can't wait to get better and better. So, while I missed the last blogiversary, I will make sure not to miss this one and to note the new milestones that I hit at that time.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Cap of a Different Caliper --- New Pattern!

Hey All,
So, I know I've been away for a while, but it's for a good reason: I've been creating new patterns and I'm happy to introduce you to A Cap of a Different Caliper.
Here's the slouchy version
Caliper 3

Caliper 4

And the fitted version (thanks for the photo Jennette)

This great cap is worked in the round with a twisted rib brim and lovely caliper cables. A special thanks to all of my test knitters for all of their help and invaluable input, you guys were great! Get this pattern and make your hat today!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Test Knitting!

I love test knitters! They are so fantastic because they take on your project knowing full well that your pattern might be a mess, but still lovingly knit up your creation. I always get nervous and excited when a pattern is finished and ready to be test knit: nervous, because I always think the pattern makes no sense and excited because, honestly, there's nothing like seeing someone else's fabulous finished object and thinking that you have a successful pattern on your hands. I have two patterns being test knit right now and I have to say a great big thank you to all of my test knitters. You guys are a pleasure to work with and have made pattern writing so much easier! Without you, who knows where all the fabulous independent designers would do!
If anyone reading this post is interested in test knitting, I have one open test knit for my Reesh Pullover that needs two more testers for sizes XS (32") and XL (46"), if you're interested, then pay us a visit in the Free Pattern Testers group on Ravelry

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Dad... I love you!

So, some of you might know that my dad has been having some health issues for the past year. He had bypass surgery in March of 2010 and a few other problems, but on Friday night he gave us the scare of a lifetime. My dad suffered from a stroke on Friday evening, right in front of my eyes. One minute we were speaking and he was fine, and within 10 seconds he stopped being able to speak clearly and his right side froze. Of course, I called 911 and he went straight to the hospital where he was given a very dangerous medication that has plenty of terrible side effects that could show up in the first 24 hours of administering said medication. So, my mother and I sat and waited to see how much damage this sad silent killer would cause. I'm very, very happy to report that my father, who on Friday night, could not speak, move his right side, or recall how to spell his own name, has made a full recovery with no damage done to his speech or limbs. I was almost positive that Friday night would have been the last time I saw my father and I am so thankful to have him back home with us, where he belongs. I know that this has nothing to do with knitting, but I really felt the need to share... :o). However, don't think that while sitting in the room with my father I didn't manage to get some knitting You know I did and I even started a new design for a cute hat... look for it soon. Thank you all for reading and I'll talk to you all very soon!

Monday, February 14, 2011


In honor of Valentine's Day, I'm happy to report that the Hugs and Kisses Pattern is now live and available as a free download through Ravelry!

Hugs and Kisses

download now

Happy Knitting!!!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Finding Old Favorites

So, last week I decided to do some late winter cleaning. As I started to clean out my drawers and closets, I was amazed at how much junk one could accumulate. I mean seriously, I took out 7 bags of garbage! CRAZY! But, I also came across something very special that I had forgotten about, the very first hat I ever knit. It was Flicker by Kim Hargraeves (LOVE HER WORK!). See, this hat is especially special because this pattern book was purchased during my very first visit to my LYS (Local Yarn Shop) and it was the first project I decided to undertake, so you can imagine my surprise when I came across it in the bowels of my drawer as I was tossing things away. A lot of things from that drawer didn't make it, but this hat is a definite keeper and perhaps a renewed favorite!
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Kim hat
You can tell by the smile on my face that I'm in love with it!