Garland Shell

My newest pattern with One Planet, the Garland Shell, is now available here.
For this design, I was lucky enough to use their Black Pearl Cashmere line, a DK weight pure cashmere yarn that’s indescribably soft.
The small bands of lace at the hem and around the neck dress up this casual shell. It can be [...]

Drawstring Chemise #2

I have a wonderful friend who I’ve known since we were 5. She’s the friend I’ve known the longest and while our friendship has waxed and waned over the years, it’s been very constant in many respects. She’s an inspiring, tireless individual – devoting her all to whatever endeavor she undertakes – from [...]

Lace Obsessions and the dangers of Knitting friends

Last week I cast on for the Lily of the Valley Shawl by Nancy Bush from Interweave Press’ Lace Style.
I had seen a friend’s lovely version the day before and it just wormed its way into my brain. I already had the appropriate yarn in my stash (Jaggerspun’s Zephyr) and the book on my [...]

Physics Phun with Conan O’Brien

These are a bit long, but they’re fun! I thought the professor handled the shenanigans pretty well (we’re not known for our social agility generally).

Spring Interweave

The spring issue of Interweave Knits is out now and I have two patterns in it: the Drawstring Chemise and the Printed Silk Cardigan.

I wasn’t sure if I preferred the sleeves to be done in the twisted stitch motif (main sketch) or if I wanted them in 1×1 rib (upper right), so I sketched out [...]

You Make My Day

Krissy of FreeRangeKnitter and Mel of PurlingPlans both gave me some “You Make My Day” recognition and it’s time for me to spread some blog love around.
Krissy and I communicated while she furiously worked to have the first completed Henley Perfected (my pattern from the winter Interweave Knits issue) on Ravelry. Check [...]

Tag, I’m it!

The other day, Rosemary – she of Ice Queen and Muir fame; and knitwear inspired jewelry artist extraordinare – tagged me for a ‘10 unusual things I’ve done’ meme. First of all, go look at her list. It’s awesome! And it’s made me very insecure about my list. I’m a pretty [...]

Henley #2 Completed

I am officially sick of this pattern now.
I finally finished my mom’s Henley Perfected. I made the smallest size with a few additional small modifications to accommodate her short torso and arms.

I used just 7 skeins of Alpaca Silk for this, one less than the pattern called for. The discrepancy is [...]

Year in Review

1. Knitter’s Summer ‘07 Fitted Tank, 2. Knitter’s Summer ‘07 Auburn Mist, 3. Magknits Tori Vest, 4. Sensual Knits Lace Panel Twin Set, 5. Sensual Knits Lace Panel Camisole, 6. One Planet Yarn and Fiber Hexagon Bag, 7. Interweave Knits Winter ‘07 Henley Perfected, 8.One Planet Yarn and Fiber Lacy Rib Turtleneck
2007 has been a [...]

Sensual Knits Errata

It’s just come to my attention from a vigilant knitter bthat there are quite a few errors in the charts for both my lace panel camisole and lace panel cardigan in Sensual Knits. I’ve emailed Yahaira about it so that she can include it in her

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