While I’ve been working on a few designs for my Ravelry shop and leading the fall KAL, the month of October on my end has largely been working and knitting baby things! A friend of mine had a baby in August so the gifts are a touch late, but as the gifts are mostly hand knit and for the colder weather, I figure they’ll be arriving just in time. 🙂 If you watched my September Monthly Chatter video, you’ll know… Read more »

We’re nearly at the 2 week mark in October, and my inner child is throwing a tantrum because she wants to run around in bulky sweaters with fancy coffee (okay, maybe she’s a teenager!), but instead it’s 80 degrees and incredibly humid so she’s a bit unhappy.     Since I feel like the usual seasonal knitting is out because of the heat, I decided to round up some of my favorite knitting patterns that you don’t have to wear!… Read more »

As much as August dragged on, September flew by for me! As I mentioned last month, I’m starting a new monthly series where I talk about my behind the scenes, what I’m working on, what’s inspiring me, etc. Check it out and let me know what you think! September Links Knit Along Sign-Up Herringbone Hobo Purse Pattern Etsy Shop Travel Kit Blog Post

I am so excited to introduce my latest pattern to you, the Herringbone Hobo Purse! Scroll through the photos above and check it out – I’m a huge fan of the shape, and I’m happy to finally use the herringbone stitch, as it’s been on my list for nearly a year now just waiting for the perfect project. Of course, you’re already a bit familiar with the Herringbone Hobo Purse, as an earlier version was one of the options for… Read more »

I know we just wrapped up the summer knit along not quite a month ago, but in case you missed me, I have great news: it’s time to vote for the fall knit along! This go around there’s a mixture of garments and accessories, along with a few unfinished/mystery projects! I explain a bit about each option in the video, and you’re welcome to vote on multiple projects – Click here to vote. Voting closes end of day on the 20th… Read more »

I love knitting, and I’m a huge proponent of always carrying your knitting with you, and especially of knitting in public. But one of the things that really discouraged me from carrying my knitting with me when I first started was the lack of a knitting kit or go bag. There was nothing worse than pulling out my project and notes only to discover that I forgot scissors or a pen or even one of my markers! I’ve gotten a… Read more »

This month I’m starting something new, and I hope you guys really love it!   I wanted to share what I’ve been working on here at my end of things and share more about what’s to come. So specifically in August’s video, I’m chatting about the future of the facebook group, the summer and fall Knit Alongs, my website and etsy shop and test knitters, current WIPs, and future designs.   I’d love this to be interactive so definitely let… Read more »

Sweater Curse noun \swedÉ™r kers\ – The belief that if a knitter gifts a hand knit sweater to a significant other before being bound together in a ceremony such a marriage, the relationship will dissolve before the sweater is completed.   I don’t usually knit for other people. I’m pretty selfish when it comes to my knitting, with an exception for babies and charity, and I think it makes sense. I’m putting a lot of time, money, and ultimately love into… Read more »

In case you’re new around these parts, I am so excited about and have been promoting amirisu’s summer 2017 issue with my Demoiselle pattern. I’m really excited to have an extra copy, and I’d love to offer a giveaway for you guys! This issue features articles on natural dying and offers 7 knitting patterns and 1 crochet pattern in both Japanese and English. There’s also a code for the PDF patterns on Ravelry if you prefer! (And if you already… Read more »

This week we’re talking about the Siren Seafoam, which will always have a special place in my heart because it’s the first garment I ever designed. I was so eager for the beach (not much has changed) and I wanted to knit something for it!   One of my goals this year is to update all of my older patterns in more sizes. I started off withe an update of the Rockaway Cardigan, but for this one I wanted to do… Read more »