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 […]

“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 – […]

Rodeo Knits ~ A Special Interview

Today we have a special interview with Steven Hicks of Rodeo Knits. Anyone who has been around the ‘knit’ scene for awhile knows that while only men were allowed to join knitting guilds during the Renaissance ~ many folks are surprised to find men who not only knit today-they knit very, very well. People are surprised […]

Designer Interview ~ Cowtownknits

Kate Bostwick is our second Ravelry Indie Design Gift A-long designer to be interviewed for my designer interview series. On Ravelry we know her as Cowtownknits, where she has been very active in the GAL. Let’s meet Kate…….. Tell us a bit about yourself –   I’m a stay at home mom of two preschool aged […]

Designer Interview ~ Midnightsky Fibers

One of the wonderful benefits of participating in the Indie Design Gift A-Long on Ravelry is that I’ve have the opportunity to ‘meet’ several of the other participating designers. While the internet has opened up a greater world for us and our work, many of us are physically isolated from each other and our customers. […]

Meet the Designers Interview….

A couple of weeks ago I received an email from Storey Publications asking if I’d be interesting in participating in the “Meet the Designers” interview series they were planning for “Lace One Skein Wonders”. Since my Menat Scarf is one of the patterns included in the book – I said yes. So I filled out […]

A New Lace Scarf……….

Way back in January 2012, I submitted a design to a publisher for a Seaman style scarf featuring lace in combination with the ribbed neck. The best of two worlds I thought ~ lovely lace for most of the scarf, the part that everyone sees, and a ribbed neck to help keep the scarf in […]

Knit In Public…….

The second Saturday of June each year is the day we celebrate World Wide Knit in Public Day ~ which was begun back in 2005 by Danielle Landes. This year knitters everywhere will be celebrating for the entire week of June 8th through June 16th! In the beginning, KIP day was a day for knitters […]

New Pattern to Celebrate the New Year!

Welcome 2013! I’m celebrating the New Year with a new pattern ~ Cushy Rib Headband. This free pattern is simple to knit, fun to customize, really warm and did I mention free? With just a bit of bulky yarn, and a bit of time, you’ll have a headband that will keep your ears toasty warm. The […]

Shape your knits with short rows….

Well, I’m a bit late with November’s tutorial…but I have a good reason that I’ll explain in my next post. In the meantime, let’s take a look at short rows. Using short rows to shape a knit project is gaining more popularity every day, and with good reason. Short rows can be used to add […]