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Monday, November 10, 2014

Wandering Forth

Trees go wandering forth in all directions 
with every wind, going and coming like ourselves,
traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day,
and through space heaven knows how fast and far.
-John Muir


"Wandering Forth" is a new bracelet design that uses a mere .1 or .2 ounces of leftover fingering weight yarn.
For the above bracelet I used .1 oz of 100% silk that was expertly hand-dyed by the amazingly talented Laura Macagno-Shang, owner of Textiles A Mano in Eugene, Oregon.  You can find her online at http://textilesamano.com/

Ready to Cast On?  Grab the pattern here:  

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Better Together

Just in time for your Holiday Knitting:
Better Together e-book is now available for download.




Two-by-two or Three-at-a-time...Better Together is a collection of Hats, Cowls and Fingerless Gloves that form complete ensembles.   
  

Monday, November 3, 2014

At Lakes End

My "Lakes End" pattern series is now complete with the addition of 
"Lakes End Fingerless Gloves".
This has been a fun set to work with.  The stitch pattern gives you loads of texture and is completely reversible allowing for more versatility.  The patterns are available individually at present but I am working on an e-book collection that will include these three patterns along with 6-8 others at a discounted price--stay tuned for updates on its release ;-)

Happy Knitting!


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Lakes End

Lakes End 


Inspired by a recent camping trip, “Lakes End” pays tribute to the view from our canoe:  deep, crystal-clear water and its enchanted depths filled with the rich color and texture of twisted tree roots. 

Beautiful hand dyed yarn and twisting, winding cables give this cap similar texture and interest with an added bonus:  It’s completely reversible!

And it's available for download here: 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Wishing you "Luck"



"For Luck Cowl" has been resurrected from the heap of UFO's, and in keeping with my New Years Resolution, has finally taken it's full shape.



It has been tested by the fabulous Debbie Engelhard and is ready for release.  This cowl was designed to pair up with the "For Luck" Tam (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/for-luck) and uses a beautiful merino/silk blend yarn, expertly hand-dyed by the amazingly talented fiber artist Melanie Dilworth of Black Trillium.  Here's another piece of "luck":  A single skein of this yummy yarn will yield both the cowl and the hat!

See my "Cast On" page for order information, or get it here:




Thursday, August 21, 2014

Game On!

Continuing my New Year's Resolutions' UFO Countdown............

"Half-Time Cowl" is finally finished, tested and ready for release!


Show off your team spirit--in style!  Knit this cowl in your favorite team's colors.  Double it up and wrap yourself in the warmth of beautifully hand-dyed yarn as in this one made from Wonderland Yarns, "March Hare".  


Stay loose, and wear it as one long loop...


or keep it soft and simple, as in this single color version knit in Cascade Yarns Eco Duo.  


No matter how you make it, "Half-Time Cowl" is a whole lot of fun to knit and is guaranteed to keep you cozy during those chilly night games!
Get your copy here:

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Rimrock Shawl is Tested and Approved for all audiences!

Rimrock Shawl has been put to the test and is now ready for download!

Thank you to all of my wonderful test-knitters who volunteered their time and energy to make this shawl possible: Barb Barraclough, Darrel and Becky McClure, Becky Smith and Jill Rue.  You are all truly amazing!

And another equally large "Thank You" goes out to the fabulous Mill Stream Knitters Guild for giving this shawl its name.  You ladies ROCK!

Want to knit your own "Rimrock" Shawl?  Get the pattern here: