Hello, hello! This week I have a few announcements I wanted to highlight: I’m having a 30% off sale in my Ravelry shop – if you haven’t already, grab your patterns because the sale ends Wednesday at midnight, CST! (Just add the pattern to your cart for the discount to apply.) I’m compiling a group of knitters that would get free access to my patterns before the release date. If you love to knit my patterns, love being the first… Read more »

I’ve wanted to do a round up of some of my favorite accessories for knitters for awhile, but let’s be honest, after my yarn and needles of course, all I really care about is my cup of coffee or tea that better be within an arm’s reach. If you’re the same, this list is for you – hope you enjoy some of my faves! (Click on each one to find out more about it – and this post contains affiliate… Read more »

Chevron Sweater in Cast On Magazine, Fall 2016

I was contemplating a serious problem earlier this year: how can I make a proper winter sweater with no lace, no cotton, no nothing that I tend to favor? As I was browsing through books and most of the internet for ideas, I was struck by an amazing idea: Of course, I can make it with chevrons! (I know, I know, what a surprise…) But stick with me because this sweater is all about texture. Knit with a Malabrigo’s worsted… Read more »

Knitting for Charity

Knitting is hugely important in our lives, obviously, and so it only seems natural to want to extend and share our knitting with others. I’ve been trying to compile a list of national charities either in the US or in the UK where you can make a difference in someone’s life. I’ve broken down the charities by topic, and I’ve also tried to include a variety – because while it’s great to knit a million blankets for those in need,… Read more »

30for30

I don’t know how things are going for you, but it’s incredibly busy in my part of the world! On top of everything else, I turned 30! Everyone seems concerned that I would have a little mini mid-life crisis, but I’m feeling pretty great. Besides, I’m much too busy worrying about moving across the country to worry about my age – I feel just as young as I felt a month ago! Anyway, to celebrate my birthday, I’m offering 30%… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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 »

So I’m a little fuzzy on the rules. I thought podcasts were like radio shows just on the internet, but lately I’ve seen videos labeled as podcasts and aren’t those considered vlogs? Of course, who wants to refer to themselves as a vlog, right? I’m pretty sure no one, including me. So here’s my first video podcast! I say that like it’s going to be a regular series, and I’m not sure if I’ll have one every week, but I’d definitely… Read more »