Monday, March 05, 2012



I can't remember a time when I had so many UFO's. Seems like I used to start something, and then actually finish it. Anyone else out there (again, ahem, tap tap tap, is this thing on??) having the same problem? It's as if I've developed ADD for knitter's...please understand, no disrespect is meant....

Veera's Color Affection, Jared's Loft t-shirt, plus lots of other you can see, apparently I don't have the energy to link them...will do better tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012


I was just looking over my queue over on Ravelry, and realized that is loooooong......

For my non-knitting friends, it's a fabulous website where you can post projects, view your friend's projects, sell your designs, etc.

Seems that my new "lifestyle", ie., going back to work, is eating into my knitting time. The good news: I still like the stuff in my queue. Now, just need some time to get back to it...

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 a logo!

Hi all......:)
I just created an actual FB page, can you believe it? I feel like I am finally getting my arms wrapped around this technology thing.....anyhoo, I am exploring how to link things up between FB and my blog, as well as the best way to offer patterns.....meanwhile, fun fun learning new ways around the web! Oh, and check out my new logo....I love it!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A little tease.......

This will be my latest just needs to be written up. I was inpsired by Regency-era fashion, albeit for men.....I'm thinking ruffled neck cloths, cravats, jabots,whatever you call them. Then when I laid my hands on some gorgeous ArtYarn "splash" mohair and silk blend yarn WITH beads and sequins in it, oo la la, a ruffled neck scarf was born!! I actually really love the results. You can wear it straight on peeking out of a jacket a'la cravat, or twisted to the side for a jaunty French-y look, you decide....

Monday, February 07, 2011


Turns out I love to make hats. Check these out: A textured hat I did up for a Knitting 102 class at Renaissance Yarns, and the other is a naval-inspired slouchy toque, perfect for pint-sized pirates!

Saturday, January 22, 2011


Is is a capelet? Cape? Huge cowl? Dare I say it.....poncho???? K, this squishy warm luxurious capelet is done up in 100% baby alpaca. Chunky style. It is a top down, in the round knit, started with a tubular cast on to preserve its stretchiness. Modeled here by my beautiful friend Brooke, you can see that it is the ultimate layering piece. Over a t-shirt? Blouse? Leather jacket?

Did you know that some folks would tell you that a "capelet" must have an opening, i.e. it must button or tie in the front or back, versus being all one piece. Otherwise, you supposedly have to call it a poncho. Try selling a pattern for a poncho in 2011......just sayin'.

Anyhoo, the pattern will be available in the next day or two. Call it whatever you like, the bottom line is that it is Luscious. So there.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Urban Chill Cowl

I hate having a cold neck. Ever since having mono when I was a senior in high school, when the temperatures dip, I feel more comfy and secure if my neck is covered. The thing is, as nice as these long, double-wrapped big scarves may be, I myself am small in stature. Big scarves engulf me, and I look like the scarf is wearing me, rather than vice versa. Enter the cowl. As all of you knitters know, cowls are big (as in, trendy!) Call them what you like: neck-warmer, cravat, cowl, "snood", whatever, they are super popular right now. I designed this Urban Chill Cowl to be the perfect blend of what my neck needs: just enough warmth, streamlined enough to be chic, and buttons along the side so that you can choose to pull it over your head, or button it up. I did this one of Lorna's Laces Shepard Worsted. Sumptuous, soft wool that is subtly variegated, and it took just one skein.