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Category Archives: My Designs

Seguin! (and a contest winner)

Written on September 2, 2014 at 3:25 pm, by

First things first: Thank you all so much for your suggestions regarding the blue SSKAL sweater! Here’s what it looks like now: Your comments really helped me decide what to do with the sweater. Many of you voted sleeves, and the more I thought about them the more I liked them. Many of you who  Continue Reading

Updates for all!

Written on August 25, 2014 at 8:50 pm, by

The last sun-splashed days of summer are slipping by here in New England, complete with leaves falling and chilly nights. I’m soaking up knitting on the patio as often as humanly possible, which makes for good knitting progress but pretty mediocre updates here. So I have a bunch of updates to share with you today!  Continue Reading

Cardipalooza pattern: Cushing Isle

Written on May 20, 2014 at 5:47 pm, by

After the madness of knitting all of the book sweaters, and the travel of this spring, I was looking forward to cardipalooza like nobody’s business. A sweater just for me? Sign me up! Of course, it didn’t hurt that I had a sweater’s worth of Clara Parkes’ new Cormo 1.0 colors waiting for my needles.  Continue Reading

Interlude: Bretton Woods Collection and Patterns

Written on January 26, 2014 at 4:50 pm, by

Thank you all so much for your thoughtful responses to collections as a way to release patterns. I really appreciate knowing what works for you! In the end I decided on a hybrid approach: I’ll release my sweater patterns in groups, all at the same time, and offer them both ways: In collections, and as  Continue Reading

On knitting, gifts, and love.

Written on December 14, 2013 at 12:18 am, by

I love the holidays for so many reasons. I adore the celebrations. The time with my family is the most precious thing in the world to me. I’m a huge fan of winter, and love the twinkly lights and evergreen smells that abound. There’s no better time to pull up with a warm mug of  Continue Reading

Fashion Friday: Morning Coffee

Written on November 29, 2013 at 3:36 pm, by

Thoughts are swirling around inside my head this weekend, and I’m excited to share them with you. But they’re being stubborn, and difficult to capture on the page. So this Fashion Friday, how about a sweater instead? Buy your own full, standalone Morning Coffee pattern for $7.00 by clicking here: buy now Or buy your  Continue Reading

Daydreams and Timelines

Written on November 18, 2013 at 9:00 am, by

Thanks to the wonder of living in the time and place that I do, I am writing this post on a plane to San Francisco. Tomorrow Jackie and I will be doing a whirlwind yarn store tour (yay, CustomFit LYS!)… …and here, on this plane, I’m daydreaming about my Knit-A-Long sweater. I have a couple  Continue Reading

Making Clothes (A CustomFit KAL)

Written on November 14, 2013 at 4:13 pm, by

On Saturday, CustomFit will be a month old. Jackie and I were talking about this on the long drive to NY last weekend, and about the next sweaters we plan to make for ourselves. You see, we’re using the same yarn. And I mean the exact same yarn. It’s the coppery yarn in this picture,  Continue Reading

CustomFit and Rhinebeck

Written on October 17, 2013 at 12:54 am, by

My Saturday Rhinebeck sweater this year comes to you courtesy of CustomFit, which is now open to everyone. (Please, come! Set up an account and if you’re going to the festival, spend your time dreaming about the yarn you love instead of worrying about what pattern you’ll use to knit it.) So I wanted to  Continue Reading

Rhinebeck begins: Maple Cotton Candy

Written on October 15, 2013 at 5:11 pm, by

Rhinebeck. Is there a word more magical to a New England knitter? I don’t think so. The New York Sheep and Wool festival is a yearly pilgrimage for me and thousands of other fiber enthusiasts. Everywhere, knitters are showing off their stuff and catching up on all things fiber artsy. The setting couldn’t be more  Continue Reading