Designer Interview ~ Fiber Dreams

One of my favorite designers is Laura Patterson of Fiber Dreams. I love how her designs are both classic and feminine. And I was really pleased when she agreed to be included in my GAL Designer Interview series. I know you’ll find her as interesting a person as I do….. Tell us a bit about […]

Designer Interview ~ GooseBear Knits

Today we meet Jessica K. Larson, who designs under the name GooseBear Knits. Jessica came to professional designing by the way of a degree in engineering, which you can see in her designs. On Ravelry, Jessica is known as “omarsyarns” – a nod to her furry companion who also frequently provides protection by laying near, […]

So What Would You Knit for an Alien?

Oh, I can see your faces now – you think I’ve finally gone off the deep end – lol. No, I haven’t – not yet. I did however, happen to mention to my fellow Indie Design Gift A-Long designers that I was going to visit Roswell, NM last weekend. Last year I promised my DH […]

Socks….and shoes….

In my last post, we talked about the Interweave Press Hurt Book Sale ~ which is a great way to add to your ‘knitting library’. I must confess I am a bookaholic. I love books. And not just knitting books ~ crochet books are always on my list as are novels, non-fiction and ‘how to’ […]

K9knittersUSA was at the Pet Expo….

in Colorado Springs yesterday! After my initial conversation with the Pet Expo promoter, and finding out the cost of a shared booth, I did not think our K9knittersUSA group was going to be able to have a booth at the Expo. The ‘vendor fairy’ was looking out for us though and on Friday evening I […]

Well, here we are-over a month since my last post…

where does the time go? It has been a pretty busy month so I guess that’s the answer. So what have I been up to…let’s see…… I’m taking Shannon Okey‘s online Designer class, which is great! We started with style sheets and I now have a beautiful new one. The first pattern to be published […]

Well – do you like…..

the new look? I thought my blog needed a face lift so here it is. This look is one of the WordPress templates that allows some customization. Must admit it’s fun playing with different looks. There is a new widget on the sidebar too so you can subscribe to my blog, and lots more I […]

Mother’s Day is just a week away…..

and I find myself thinking about my mother, who passed away several years ago. She was a great mom and I miss her a lot. I remember the first aran sweater she helped me knit – literally – she knit part of it for me while teaching me the stitches we used. I was really […]

What a month…..

this December has turned out to be! Busy, fun, exciting, frustrating, cold and beautiful. Most of my energy this month, and DH’s, went toward finding that happy middle ground between tempering my SIL’s enthusiasm for Christmas and while celebrating it. This year has been one of learning how to live with a developmentally disabled person […]

Thanksgiving thoughts….

about everything we have to be thankful for. My thanks? First – my family (including my pets), friends and health. These things I cannot do without. Second – I’m thankful for a creative mind and at least some talent to do something with it. Life would be boring for me if I were not able […]