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Friday, November 25, 2016

Going Home



Inspired by the words of John Muir, "Going Home" was created with a day in the mountains in mind.  Sized to fit Teens-Adults with a head circumference of 18-23" this Fair Isle cap knits up doubly warm and soft in Juniper Moon Farms Moonshine yarn.

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.” ― John Muir, Our National Parks

Ready to Cast On your "Going Home" cap?  Grab your PDF downloadable pattern here: 

Friday, October 28, 2016

Sweater Weather is Here!

Thanks to all of my amazing test-knitters (Barb, JoEllen, Debbie and Lisa), Riverwalk Cardigan has now been released--and just in time for sweater season! 




This cardigan is a simple and stylish knit which features subtle shaping and a touch of lace to keeping the knitting interesting.

Knit from the top-down in DK weight yarn, this sweater is sure to be a welcome addition to any wardrobe.

Ready to Cast On?  Grab your PDF pattern download here: 

Monday, October 3, 2016

Navigating Rough Waters


New Cowl Pattern features wave-upon-wave of shimmering texture!  Knit in Cascade Yarns' super-squishy Venezia Worsted (Merino/Silk blend), which is slinky-soft while adding just the right amount of warmth on these fresh and chilly days.  2 lengths available: Single Loop, or Double!

Pattern includes both charted and written instructions.

Looking to navigate your own "Rough Waters"?  Grab your PDF download here:


Monday, September 12, 2016

2 Hearts

2 Hearts
(2 Versions)
This adorable cap was designed with the Period of Purple Crying Program in mind. This Program educates new parents about the normal developmental stage of crying, and teaches coping skills in an effort to prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS). For more information about this program and for more free purple hat patterns, check out their website at www.clickforbabies.org.  

Please feel free to share this pattern with your charity knitting groups and friends and let's donate these caps to hospitals in our areas to give support to SBS prevention.

Ready to Cast-On for Charity?  Grab your FREE copy of 2 Hearts Here: 

Saturday, September 3, 2016

A tutu for Adalyn Rose


Tutu Cute!


This would make a perfect photo-prop.

 For the Tiny Dancer in your life:  This whimsical, ruffled tutu is sized to fit 0-36 months.  Simple shaping and endless embellishment possibilities sends the "Cuteness Meter" of this garment over the top!


Ready to Cast On your Adalyn Rose Tutu?  Grab the PDF pattern here:  

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Foxy!

Designed to promote school pride, "Foxy!" would be a great introduction to Fair Isle knitting. Sizes included: Children - Adults with a head circumference of 16-24".  Personalize it with your initials for an extra-special touch!




Ready to Cast on your own "Foxy!" cap?  Grab your Pattern here: 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Move It!


Over the last 4 weeks, we have been in the process of moving. 

Preparing for a move is when you discover that you and your family have secretly become hoarders—holding fast to random bits of paper, toys with missing battery backs, stuffed animals that the real animals have literally “loved to pieces”!  And don’t get me started on all the phone chargers and electronics cords—most of which belong to items you no longer own!  Ugh!!

My brain has been so jammed-up with to-do lists and schedule keeping that I haven’t had the time (or spare brain-cells) to focus on my knitting.  I miss it.  My baskets and notebooks overflow with projects that I long to return to—only I don’t dare risk it with my scattered mind and shredded hands (packing really does a number on your hands--  I think even my hang-nails have hang-nails at this point)!

With the move  finally completed, we begin to unpack, and one phrase keeps ringing throughout our new home: “Why did I keep this??”  We all make a silent promise to ourselves to go forth and hoard no more. 


New start, fresh new rooms to organize and decorate—this is the good part.  With each item I set in place, I can feel my stress-levels begin to lower, and I await the return of my “focus”. 

To help things along, I needed a little play-time to get the juices flowing so I started combining treasured beads, some vintage drawer pulls and an assortment of my all-time favorite yarns from past projects into my Scraptastic Tassels!   Playing with the various fibers and beads have had both a calming and invigorating effect--bringing me back to "me" 

WIP’s have now been arranged by order of importance.  Spinning wheel is in place and I am ready to get back to work!