Nifty Nymph Tee

The new Knitscene is out and I have a design in it. The folks at Knitscene named it the Nymph Tee…maybe to evoke a free-spirited, bohemian vibe? In my files for it, I rather unimaginatively named it dolman. Thank goodness the good people at Knitscene/Interweave have a better imagination than me!
I don’t think [...]

What to do when you’re stuck…

…on working out a design?
Take a break with some pleasure knitting!

In my case, it’s Melissa Wehrle’s classic modern knit, the Urban Wrap (with a great kit available here). Although I do love the Lanas Puras Worsted (I used it for my Hexagon Bag pattern), I decided that I wanted to try a yarn I’ve [...]

Last FO of the year

I eeked out a final FO in the form of a pair of baby socks for my husband’s childhood friend’s 4 day old baby. The pattern is Ann Budd’s Better than Booties Socks. I forgot to continue the chevron lace pattern down the foot, but I think they still look okay. It [...]

New Twist

I know I’m super late posting about this, but the winter issue of Twist is up. I have two patterns in it this time, Broderie and Garbo. I’m so excited to be a part of this new online magazine; it’s such an honor to have my designs alongside the knits of the wonderful [...]

If you’re so inclined…

…please pop over here to sign’s petition to overturn Prop 8, recently passed in my home state of California.
After I signed, they gave me the option to email friends the link to sign the petition. I hesitate to give out friends’ email addresses as a matter of principal, so I thought I’d post [...]

Twist (and Shout)!

Seeing how the next issue of Twist is about to come out, I thought it was time to blog about one of my designs that I’ve been promising to write about – Victoria – from the premiere issue of the Twist Collective. The online magazine is the brainchild of four wonderful fiber folks – [...]


Yesterday, I dragged my ever patient husband to knitter’s mecca – otherwise known as Rhinebeck. It was my first time going to Rhinebeck, or to any yarn festival for that matter, and I admit I was a little overwhelmed. We gave a ride to Julia and Sandra ; and once there, we met [...]

Interweave Holiday preview is up

…And it contains my first baby pattern.
Here is a picture from the magazine:

The model is my friends Hickory and Steven’s new baby boy. I made this cardigan for him back in July in some more manly colors of Rowan Wool Cotton.
Wool cotton is one of my favorite yarns to knit with. It’s soft [...]

Casual Elegant Knits

Casual Elegant Knits by Faina Goberstein and Dawn Leeseman is a new book of patterns featuring wearable designs for men and women. The book is divided into three stories. The first story makes use of a limited, but classic color palette and is geared towards work and city life. The second story [...]

Long Time No Post

Sorry I’ve been MIA for a while there. I’ve been meaning to revamp the layout of the blog, but aside from adding a sidebar for patterns you can get online, I haven’t yet worked out how I’d like to rearrange the look.
In the meantime, I have been knitting furiously. Some of it will [...]

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