Yarn subbing…Part 2

Welcome back to our discussion about substituting yarns! Monday we talked about what considerations go into choosing a substitute yarn and why knowing the fiber content and weight of the original yarn will help you choose a good substitute match. Today we’ll look at texture and gauge. Texture is how the yarn looks – it […]

Let’s sub…yarn that is…

Have you seen a pattern that is exactly what you’re looking for…only to be disappointed because the yarn called for is discontinued, too pricey, doesn’t come in colors you like, or you really just want to use yarn from your stash? Never fear..finding a yarn to substitute for the original is not as difficult as […]

New Designs ~ Love of Knitting Holiday 2014

Boy, did time get away from me this past month! It seems like just yesterday that Love of Knitting released their Holiday 2014 issue..which includes two new designs for me! (The issue was released in early September. 🙂 ) Introducing…. Inara Sweater ~ Vertical ribbing creates a flattering silhouette and can be blocked to your […]

Will you help name me?

Every once in awhile, a design comes along that needs a bit of help. Such is the case now. You see…this lovely vest has no name. The design was a joy to work up, and the finished vest came out exactly as pictured in my mind. And while I am generally narrowing the list of […]

More summer knitting….

One project I’ve embarked on this year is updating older patterns with new photography, because let’s face it – my photos sucked. They were really not good and not presenting my designs well. Earlier this year I met Tabetha Hedrick, fellow designer and photographer, who did some wonderful photos for me. With life intervening, it’s […]

Summer Knitting….

After a seemingly endless winter…I’m ready for some light, summer knitting. Light garments that help keep you cool or easy, quick projects that don’t take a lot of concentration are on my list. Here’s a couple of newly released designs that might be just what you’re looking for when you think about warm weather knitting….. […]

“Asteri Scarf”…..stay warm with this new design

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve had a new, self-published design to share….and that makes “Asteri Scarf” special for me. The concept for this scarf was something I had thought about for a long time, and one I think makes for a fun scarf. I’ve seen lots of scarf, and cowl, patterns with buttons – […]

Designer Interview ~ Christine Guest Designs

Today we come to the last interview in my Indie Design Gift A-long designer interview series – isn’t that a mouthful. 🙂 Our guest today is appropriately ~ Christine Guest. Like many of us, she knit (and crocheted) a long time for herself before venturing into designing professionally. Let’s meet her…….. Tell us a bit […]

Designer Interview ~ Rebekah Evelyn Designs

Many times, when a designer is interviewed, we ask how or when did you learn to knit (or crochet). And often the answer is “a long time ago”, “from my mother or grandmother”, “in college” – or a variety of other answers. The real question we’re asking is how long have you been practicing this […]

Designer Interview ~ Sunset Cat Designs

I had the wonderful pleasure of working with Stephanie Tallent when she was tech editing for Knit Circus, when Knit Circus was publishing their e-zine. She’s one of those designers who the rest of us admire and look up to…..and I’m pleased to include this interview with her in my Indie Design Gift A-long series. […]