Category: Self Designed

Small sized

Mode Moderne is such an easy knit, and I like working stripes and playing with the color combinations so much that I couldn’t resist making a small version for my daughter. I’d make a baby version as well, except cowl

Posted in Finished Projects, Kidswear, Knitting, Mode Moderne, Original Pattern, Petite Mode, Pullovers, Self Designed, Sweaters

And time is marching on

And time…is still marching on. Hello, hello! It’s been a flurry of activity since school started up again. The kids are once again in three different schools, and I’m assistant teaching a class, plus studying for the Lit GRE and

Posted in Dresses, In progress, Kidswear, Knitting, Original Pattern, Self Designed, Shawls, Writing

In which math turns on me

I don’t have a picture because I’m in Southern California and the little dress is back in Northern California, but I made a second sample of the baby dress in new yarn with new math, and I have no idea

Posted in Dresses, Finished Projects, Hats, In progress, Kidswear, Knitting, Miscellany, Original Pattern, Self Designed

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


I’ve fallen behind in keeping up with this blog, which is a shame, as it’s something I really enjoy working on. However, I am going to take a current illness as an opportunity and update just a little. This is

Posted in Rocky Mountain Dyeworks, Rosa, Self Designed, Shawls

Oh, also

I started a Ravelry group, Dangerous With Pointy Sticks, for anyone interested in Knitting Kninja patterns, whether as a knitter, test knitter, or just as one of my friends!  I figured that with the number of emails and private messages

Posted in Miscellany, Ravelry, Self Designed, Shrugs


Muench Sir Galli, now discontinued, is a silk tweed, and while it’s not actually practical for rustic use, something about it, from the subdued natural tones to the tweedy flecks and nubs, screams rustic.  It has a gnarled, woody look,

Posted in Cardigans, Color, Finished Projects, Knitting, Project Spectrum, Self Designed

Catching up with Project Spectrum

I have had a rough time of it lately in terms of health.  I was sick for a time (though not with swine flu – yay!), and then I hurt my ankle and now I’m on crutches.  I’ve been largely

Posted in Finished Projects, Hats, In progress, Knitting, Project Spectrum, Self Designed, Socks

Day’s Eye Hat again

Popknits‘ Spring issue went live today, so you can get the Day’s Eye pattern now!  I thought I’d tell you all a little more about that pattern today, and the process that went into designing it.  The pictures accompanying this

Posted in Day's Eye Hat, Design, Finished Projects, Hats, Original Pattern, Popknits, Self Designed

Day’s Eye!

One of my secret projects is no longer a secret!  The Popknits Spring Preview is live, and you can get a sneak peek at the Day’s Eye Hat. I’ll have more to say about the project when it goes live

Posted in Day's Eye Hat, Finished Projects, Hats, Knitting, Original Pattern, Popknits, Self Designed