It’s December!! If you’re special, you’ve done all your holiday shopping and you’re finally able to relax with some hot chocolate while you admire your Christmas tree – or whatever decorations you put up. That surely exists somewhere in the world, right? My December usually resembles something out of the amazing Christmas movie, Jingle All the Way. This movie is somehow even more amazing now that I’m an adult.   Anyway, the point is, I’m here to help! If you’ve… Read more »

  When I made my little hat collection earlier this year, I just knew the Arosa Slouchy Lace Hat would be the fan favorite. Mostly because it was my favorite, even though I love them all equally, of course. What I didn’t expect was to be commissioned to make a matching scarf and pair of gloves. You may have suspected that I’m not a fan of scarves, but it was also a family member asking so I didn’t want to turn… Read more »

I think everyone can agree that handmade gifts are amazing, and most knitters try to get in as much knitting as they can for as many people as they can. I know some knitters go big and try to make matching hats and scarves or socks – or even stockings! I love my friends and family, but I don’t have time for that. I’m all about the small stocking stuffer knit gifts. And I’ve always lamented the fact that cozies… Read more »

Usually people who love fall and winter, or at least love cuddling up in oversized sweaters and blankets and maybe even watching sports, also love to knit. Me? I’m not a fan of cold weather, and I’d much prefer to spend my time on a beach or in a park – when it’s over 75 degrees out. Part of the reason I resisted knitting for so long was because I hate scarves. I’m also not a fan of shawls or socks,… Read more »

I’ve been working on a few hats to be ready for when the weather turns, and I’m so excited to share them with you today. Each one has something unique to it, whether it’s lacework, brambles, cabling, or simple knits and purls. The Arosa Slouchy Lace Hat was inspired by the flames and the smoke you’re bewitched by when you’re sitting around a bonfire in the fall. I wanted to capture that sweeping feeling in a hat. It has a… Read more »

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 »

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 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 »

You might have noticed that I quietly released a new pattern a few weeks ago. Siren Seafoam is a fun, cropped beach top (22” long) designed to cover you up, but keep you cool when you’re out during the hot summer months. The top is knit in the round from the bottom up, with a simple lace repeat for the design. The pattern is written out with instructions, no chart. My quiet little release was picked up by Buzzfeed as… Read more »

I’m so excited to show you these gloves! I saw this pattern in a blanket and I thought it would be so fun for gloves – or maybe a skirt at some point? – and I set about creating a pattern for them. I hit a few roadblocks when I first started trying to convert this pattern into gloves, but something about airplanes and flying really does it for the knitting part of my brain because it all came together… Read more »