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 […]

And we have a winner………..

Yea! We have a winner for the first ever SPRING GIVEAWAY from Desert Rose Designs! Drum roll please……..the lucky knitter winning a copy of Celtic Cabled Slipover and 4 skeins of Black Water Abbey yarn is……….. WANDA! (Wanda, please check your email for a message with all the information about claiming your prize) Lots of […]

Help contribute to Haiti relief funds……

many of you are aware that there is a grass roots movement begun on Ravelry to help the Haitian people affected by the recent earthquake there. Several designers/self-publishers are pledging portions of their pattern sales to be contributed through various organizations. And to that end, I am pledging 50% of all sales through February 14, […]

Another new design released…..

by Three Irish Girls 🙂 Last summer Sharon asked if I would want to do the December pattern for her Yarnista Sock club – how thrilling to be included with some of my favorite designers! Anyhow, of course I jumped at the chance and this pattern is the result…… Irish Shoal Socks…… The yarn is […]

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 […]

A New Play Yarn Dash…….

and a new special promotion starts today! Everyone likes to get something for free, soooo…….for July’s Play Yarn Dash I’m offering my Winter Lace Scarf pattern FREE with the purchase of my Celtic Cabled Slipover pattern. Get this pattern FREE with purchase of this one…. And if you buy today – July 15th – you […]

June’s Play Yarn Dash….

is half way over – eight more days to enter my random drawing! If this is your first visit, or even repeat visit, to my blog and you’re looking for the Play Yarn Dash post – it’s right here – click this link. One lucky person is going to win the pattern of their choice […]


because I wasn’t expecting to have this pattern for you until after the first of the new year. However, as life tends to work in mysterious ways – here’s a new pattern for your enjoyment………. Points of Light Baby Blanket For only $6.00 US this pattern is available as a PDF download on my web site. And […]