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 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 »

I remember very well when I decided I wanted to design knitwear. It was close to the holidays so I was gifted quite a few design books, and I was so excited and grateful. I delved right into Stitch ‘N Bitch Superstar Knitting – and by delving I mean that I skipped straight to the second half of the book, which was all about design. And stopped cold. Once upon a time, you may have hated knitting gauge swatches. But that… Read more »

I am so excited to squeeze in one more post and introduce you to the Zona Sweater!! It’s not technically new – if you’ve been in my Ravelry shop or poking around my website, you’ll probably recognize it. But what is new is the fit and the sizes! I mentioned a few months ago in my facebook group that I was expanding a lot of my garments for larger sizes. This is the first upgrade, and I couldn’t resist making… Read more »

Knitting can be such a fun hobby and you get fun, warm articles of clothing out of it. But it’s also incredibly frustrating at times, especially when you’re a beginner and you’re ABSOLUTELY SURE that you moved your yarn over so it makes NO SENSE that you have extra stitches. But I’m getting ahead of myself. That fun will come later. Let’s start with the basics. You need yarn. You need needles. You need them fairly cheaply because why spend… Read more »