Swingy Lace Vest ~ New Pattern

“Swingy Lace Vest” is my latest design published by Love of Knitting, in the Summer 2015 issue. This vest features easy lace panels on the front that are mirrored by a matching lace gusset on the back. Simple St st & trims complete the body of the vest. Knit “Swingy Lace Vest” with Green Mountain […]

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….. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Do you remember back in January…..

when I first introduced “Irish Shoal Socks“? My original post is Here in case you missed it. Well, it’s six months later and I am pleased to announce that I am now able to offer Irish Shoal Socks for sale on my web site. Sharon, with Three Irish Girls, tells me that Irish Shoal Socks […]

New pattern release…….

and Mother’s Love Scarf is now available for purchase! First things first – the first Desert Rose Design pattern to be released through Knit Picks Independent Designer Program is ~ “Viviane Tunic“…. “Viviane Tunic” is your perfect ‘go to’ weekend sweater. Easy to knit, easy to wear and KP Swish DK makes it easy care. […]

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 […]