Month: July 2014

Throw it on the pile over there

Because I didn’t have enough sample FOs that lack a pattern, I completed another. This is a baby dress knit in Orange Flower Twist | SOCK in Sandstone, with Wabi Sabi Tallulah in Amelia for the edging. Orange Flower was

Posted in Dresses, In progress, Knitting, Orange Flower, Original Pattern, Yarn

Goodbye to Cephalopod

You have likely already heard the news that Cephalopod Yarns is closing its doors. There are more details at Sarah’s blog. (Side note: Sarah’s writing is beautiful and everyone should be reading her blog because she’s a brilliant, kind, funny,

Posted in Cardigans, Carved from Wool, Cephalopod Yarns, Collection, Design, Fine Hewn, Finished Projects, Future Projects, Hats, In progress, Inspiration, Knitting, Original Pattern, Pullovers, Shawls, Sweaters, Yarn

Experiment complete!

How did the experimental giveaway go? It went really well! There are some kinks to work out of the system, but I am really happy overall. All 25 copies of Beverly were downloaded by day’s end. I got my pattern

Posted in Beverly, Knitting, Miscellany, Mode Moderne

Experimental giveaway – Beverly hat pattern

Thank you so much for the interest in Beverly today! All 25 patterns have now been given away. I will write tomorrow about what this was like! Every designer will eventually (and repeatedly) create some patterns that they deeply love,

Posted in Beverly, Giveaway, Hats, Knitting, Original Pattern, Self Designed


One result of blogging again over the last couple of days is that people have been poking around the blog archives at a higher-than-usual rate, so old posts are passing across my radar. I went back and read some of

Posted in Navel Gazing, Writing

Mode Moderne for me

When I designed Mode Moderne, I did so around the type of sweater I’ve seen my sister wear. She and I are built quite differently, with very different coloring and very different fashion sense, so I hadn’t originally planned on

Posted in Finished Projects, Knitting, Mode Moderne, Original Pattern, Pattern for sale, Pullovers, Sweaters

Have you tried turning it off and on again?

This is, I hope, the grand reopening of Knitting Kninja the blog. *trumpet noises* I am done with school (temporarily). I have a degree in English and everything, so all of my posts where I say I don’t have a

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