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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:

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Alchemy & Roses

At long last, Alchemy & Roses shawl pattern is now available for download.


This is an intermediate/advanced knitting project--and I think, well worth the extra effort!
The finished piece is lightweight and feminine while the shape is very practical for a shawl in that it stays square on your shoulders and doesn't slip around like some shawls.



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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

There's a Half-Full Moon rising!

Half-Full Moon pattern is now live!


This has been a fun one to knit (in fact, I have made 3 of them so far)!  Half-Full Moon is a quick little crescent-shaped shawl which sports a pretty lace border.  It packs a whole lot of drape and color into its frame as well!  Shawl can be made up in any weight yarn which will make this an all weather favorite!  

See my "Cast On" page for info. on where to find a downloadable copy of this pattern.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Cover that Campers Hair -- Knit a Sand Dollar Hat!

Sand Dollar Hat is now available as a PDF Download (See my "Cast-On" page for details).

This is a great summertime knit comprised of rustic and cool cotton/linen blend "Zooey" yarn by Juniper Moon Farms.  Highly textural and airy--just the ticket for concealing campers hair while maintaining your sense of style!

Pattern includes two sizes:  Children / Adults.  Easy care (just wash and wear).


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Upside Down / Inside Out

"Upside Down"
Jack Johnson

Who's to say
What's impossible
Well they forgot
This world keeps spinning
And with each new day
I can feel a change in everything
And as the surface breaks reflections fade
But in some ways they remain the same
And as my mind begins to spread its wings
There's no stopping curiosity

I want to turn the whole thing upside down
I'll find the things they say just can't be found
I'll share this love I find with everyone
We'll sing and dance to Mother Nature's songs
I don't want this feeling to go away...

"No Stopping Curiosity" is a new reversible hat pattern that will be out this week.  Sized to fit Children and Adults, this is a great cap that's loaded with texture--just right for showcasing hand dyed yarns.  It'll have you flipping your lid!