I am so excited to introduce the Catalina Beach Sweater! I almost gave up on summer knitting, but I was inspired at the end of July to do one more beach sweater – and this is perfect because it easily transitions for the fall season. The Catalina Beach Sweater is a great transitional piece for your wardrobe. Designed to be worn on those cooler, summer nights, the Catalina is knit with cotton yarn and designed with lace eyelets and chevron… Read more »

It’s time for the second episode of Any Stitch Will Get You There, and I am so excited to chat with Allyson from The Sweatshop of Love, Holla Knits, the show Yarn Talk, and the soon to be published Midwestern Knits – the girl stays busy! Scroll through a sampling of her designs: Allyson and I chatted one sweltering afternoon – actually, many afternoons! I had so many technical difficulties, but I finally got her amazing thoughts on video. She talks about where… Read more »

For my first guest on Any Stitch Will Get You There, I am so pleased to have Alexandra Tavel from Two of Wands. If you haven’t heard of Alexandra or her shop, Two of Wands, you’re in for a treat. Her designs are very romantic and a bit bohemian. I’m also madly in love with her animal hoods that I’m pretty sure can also be worn by adults… We met in Central Park one sunny afternoon to chat knitting, and Alexandra shared… Read more »

I don’t know why you learned to knit. Maybe you started knitting as a form of self-care, maybe you wanted to bond with a friend/neighbor/relative, maybe you wanted to knit a blanket for the cutest new kid in your life – whatever the reason, you’re starting to flounder. Knitting was fun, but you have a busy life. “Maybe I’ll have time to knit tomorrow,” you said, nearly a month ago. Meanwhile, when you finally do get back to your knitting, it’s… Read more »

What makes someone want to knit? Many of my friends are not yet knitters. I hold out hope for most of them. 😉 Many non-knitters are intrigued by those of us who tend to carry yarn and needles around and knit in places like the subway and various waiting rooms. They’re intrigued, but not ready to commit, and I completely understand. I wanted to create a little 3-5 minute documentary that explained how amazing knitting can be: It’s great for… Read more »

You may have seen me mentioning that I’ve been working on this cardigan for the last few weeks (months?) – anyway, it’s finally here and for sale!   The Rockaway Cardigan is perfect for those cooler summer nights when you’re not ready to leave the beach (or the bonfire), and it’s still a little warm for that hoodie you’ve got stashed for emergencies. This is for you! You can still look cute, summery, and keep warm.   This is made… Read more »

I’m participating in the Cheeky Visionaries Biziversary & Launch Party! Amanda Sue Howell’s business is turning 5, and she’s celebrating with the launch of 30 Days of Creative Abandon. 30 Days of Creative Abandon is a 30 day course created for makers, who are looking for new ideas to set them free from artist’s block! If you had asked me what my favorite creative outlet was when I was younger, I don’t know if I would have had an answer…. Read more »

No matter how long you’ve been knitting, dropped stitches are a part of life. I used to rip out my work (EVERY.SINGLE.TIME) until I learned these tricks. The first technique requires a crochet hook. This is helpful, especially if you’re picking up tiny stitches. The second technique is perfect if all you have your two needles – you can still grab and fix most dropped stitches!

Lately I’ve had a decent amount of people ask me where I see myself going in my business, and while I did start out to give knitting lessons and offer a bit of peace in the world, I know there’s a lot more to what I want to do than just giving lessons online. (Don’t get me wrong, I love that, and I’ll probably always offer it!) Anyway, check out this week’s video. It explains my name, and I share where… Read more »

I just wanted to let you know that I’m featured over on the Solopreneur Business Network podcast. I’m talking knitting, creativity, and starting my own business. I was also asked my favorite quote, and I really butchered the Ira Glass quote above, but I wanted to include it for you here. I’m pretty the quote was not originally intended for knitters, but it applies to knitting and, really, to anything you do. In other news, last Friday I was challenged to… Read more »