Alderaan and Coruscant Hats for sale

I’m so pleased to release my first adult patterns in quite a while. So, okay – they’re hats – which is cheating a bit since they’re so quick and satisfying. But I think you’ll find these hats present quite a few fun challenges and surprises – by the time you’re done, you’ll feel like you’ve [...]

From Mama, With Love – Blog Tour and Contest

Several months ago, a good friend, Tanis, contacted a couple of us about an idea she had – what if a group of knitwear designers who also happen to be mothers put out a completely independent collection of handknit designs inspired by and made for their children? I loved the idea — both because I [...]

The Rhinebeck Sweater Collection – Spring Brook

I was thrilled when Ysolda first shared with me over a year ago her vision of a Rhinebeck sweater collection and asked me to be a part of it. I thought, ‘What a cool idea!’ Rhinebeck is the perfect inspiration for a sweater collection. And having designers design their idea of a perfect Rhinebeck sweater [...]

Metropolitan Knits – Chat with Author Melissa Wehrle

Recently, I had lunch with knitwear designer and author, Melissa Wehrle, where we chatted about knitting, designing, and her gorgeous new collection — Metropolitan Knits. Melissa was kind enough to let me pick her brain on what inspires her, the genesis of her book, and her insights into the industry.

In the interest of full disclosure, [...]

Tinsel Trading Company

Today I had lunch with the lovely Melissa Wehrle – I’ll write about our discussion in a future blog post devoted to highlighting her recently published book, Metropolitan Knits: Chic Designs for Urban Style. But for now, I wanted to mention our quick post-lunch visit to Tinsel Trading Company.
I was introduced to this shop by [...]

Something for the boy and his sister

Cooking up something here… I think Olivia will get a kick out of having a matching sweater with her little brother.

Wee Austin *PRINTED PATTERN* Errata

It’s come to my attention that there are errors in the printed pattern of the wee Austin Hoodie.  I want to stress that this affects the printed pattern only. If you purchased the PDF from my Ravelry shop or from this blog, this errata does not apply.
My pattern distributor, Deep South Fibers, has had the [...]

Vogue Knitting Live

This post is coming a bit late, but I wanted to get it in before another month passed me by. Last month, I taught a Beginning Sweater Design class at VK Live in NYC. It was my first time teaching at VK Live, but I hope it won’t be the last. The class [...]

A Long Absence – and some blankets

Wow, it’s been a long time! I guess I got swallowed up in the new baby, then active toddler hole. But one of my new year’s resolutions this year is to get back to knitting (and designing) and posting more regularly on this poor, neglected blog.
I went to Purl Soho this Sunday to pick [...]

I wish I were independently wealthy

I took a quick window shopping trip through the many children’s boutiques in Soho after work yesterday. The wee blouses, dresses, sweaters, and pants were so adorable, but so completely out of my price range. I would have balked at paying those prices for myself, much less for someone who would double in [...]

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