Meet Haybale! (a new pattern)

June 11, 2013

Unlike its namesake, this is GUARANTEED non-itchy. Sometimes in life you have to be open to a change of plans. This pattern is one example of that. Originally slated for a booklet I was working on, it’s been languishing here in the studio and frankly, I was starting to get sad every time I looked […]

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Aww, happy nostalgia!

June 3, 2013

I got emails about two new Craftsy classes this weekend, and the first one really had me smiling / tearing up a tiny bit. The BEAUTIFUL sweater by the name of Zelda that’s featured in the class photo for Joan McGowan-Michael’s new Feminine Fit class was originally commissioned by me for issue 15 of YF. […]

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Stephen West shawl class has me wondering…

May 22, 2013

So Stephen West has a new shawl class called Shawlscapes with Stephen West that just went live at Craftsy… this had me wondering, if you could take an online class with any Cooperative Press author, who, and what would you want to learn? Would love to hear what you think…

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Cruise + winner of the survey

May 20, 2013

(Funny if you read the last post’s title before this, eh? because where we’re going is a cruise…) Special thanks to the magical robots at, who chose #287, aka Dawn, as our survey contest winner. I double-checked, she’s on the mailing list, and so she’s won the full $100 and not half! Congrats to […]

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Where do we go from here?

May 1, 2013

(If you are a Buffy nerd you just heard this in your head, didn’t you?) I have been having an internal struggle about what to do with the blog during its planned renovation this year. As part of a larger transformation (improving pattern layouts and instructions, doing some re-branding for the Knitgrrl patterns and getting […]

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Bunnies + Seattle, Portland, Atlanta

March 31, 2013

Happy Easter, everyone! (And hurray for Passover, because I got candy for that, too — let’s hear it for having friends of all holiday candy persuasions!) It’s been a while. Oh hi. Since last I posted Google Reader shut down…hopefully you’ve found a replacement if you were following the blog via feedreader. Usual excuses apply: […]

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I like iPads, don’t you? Want a Mini?

January 8, 2013

We’re doing a big contest over at Cooperative Press. Here’s the info. It’s tough to get attention when you don’t have a kazillion dollars for ads, so you do what you have to in order to gather up the social media eyeballs and “meet” new people who haven’t already heard of you. I spent a […]

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New interview in Yarnwise

December 24, 2012

I’m excited to see the new issue of Yarnwise with my interview is out now (AND available for download to iPad, etc which I am doing right now because it would be a little crazy to run to the bookstore on Christmas Eve). Thank you, dear Lou, for thinking of me and doing such a […]

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NaKniSweMo and so much going on!

November 16, 2012

How goes it, NaKniSweMo knitters? Reading the discussions over on Ravelry, it looks like a LOT of people are making great progress. Yay! I almost feel caught up from my MONTH OF MADNESS, aka October. Almost. You can see a lot of pictures from my month on the road over at Instagram — when I […]

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NAKNISWEMO 2012: The NaKniSweMo-ing.

October 31, 2012

Ana (aka sugaroni) has made some FABULOUS new Ravatars for this year — grab them here. Discuss what you’re knitting here. Want to offer up a prize for this year’s successful finishers? Do that here. And for those of you who haven’t played along in previous years, here’s what you need to know: How it […]

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