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Monday, November 15, 2010

Fair Isle Stockings

I am furiously working away on 4 fair isle stockings for Christmas. It's time to retire the lovely ones my husband's grandmother made. We want to save them since she is no longer with us. It's now my turn to hopefully make stockings that will be used for many years to come! I love the pattern and hope to have a picture to share soon.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Knit Picks News!

I have a new pattern coming out in the next few weeks for Knit Picks. My Hollyberry Wrap will be a beautiful addition to any holiday wardrobe. It works up very quickly with the Solomon's Knot. I had a lot of fun designing it and hope you have a lot of fun making it!

I am also going to have another pattern featured in the November issue of Knit Picks! I am very honored to be chosen by them. I'm not sure which pattern they picked - can't wait to get my catalog.

I'm still tinkering with the idea of Fair Isle crochet. I am working on an idea for Fair Isle mittens. I love color work. Hopefully, I will have a new pattern to blog about soon!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Knooking Swatch

I have been on a hunt to find a way to crochet in fair isle. That has lead me to knooking. I can knit - I just like crocheting more.

I really love how this works up. I do need to work on my tension when changing from garter to stocking stitch. I seem to have gaps in my knooking AND knitting.

I think it's time to invest in a set of hooks with extensions. I worked up this swatch with string duct taped to the hook. It worked, but wasn't the smoothest method, I'm sure.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Hello :-)

It's been almost a month since my last post. Woops! Lots of exciting things going on this summer! Since my last post we've made a quick trip to Aspen and visited hubby's family on the way. We also visited the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo for the first time! Lots of fun but I am getting behind on my submissions. I need to get moving!

Next week I have a pattern featured in Knit Picks October catalog! I'm so excited!! I'm not sure which one they picked - it will be a surprise for me, too.

My hoodie is done and now all I have to do is check my pictures and hit send :-) I will post more when I know where it will be for sale!

Now working on a new wrap...stay tuned :-)

Friday, August 13, 2010

New Hoodie Soon!

This summer has been full of fun and crochet! We have been doing a lot of traveling this summer - mostly car rides that provide the opportunity to get some work done. I have several patterns I need to submit, I just haven't made the time to sit down and write out the patterns from my short hand. I think the actual pattern writing is the hardest part of designing. I hope as I get better at it I dread it less :-)

My latest design is a hoodie I am almost finished with. I really love how it's turning out. I do hope to have it submitted next week. I will post when/if it is published. If it isn't picked up I will post it for sale on my own site. I really need to get that up now, too!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

New Pattern!

Between Twitter, Facebook, Chain Link newsletter and email I just don't seem to have enough time to blog too! Soon I also hope to have my own store up - I'm still working/writing out the patterns for it. I love designing, just wish I could get more accomplished during the day.

You can see my newest pattern here! These socks are very easy to do but you do need to really pay attention to the pattern. I had to rip out a few times watching CHUCK :-) A single crochet and slip stitch can be easily confused if you aren't really paying attention.

I hope to have more coming soon!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

New Patterns!

I now have 2 new patterns available on Knit Picks! Knit Pick yarns are lovey to work with and make beautiful socks! Hop on over and take a peek :-)

Friday, February 26, 2010

New Designs Coming

I have been busy working up samples and working with pattern testers to get a pattern ready for publication! I am so excited and will share more when I can :-)

I am also working on a new site to sell my patterns on. Busy, busy but I love my job!

The new issue of Chain Link is coming right along. I think it will be a fantastic issue! So many wonderful contributors!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


I've been very busy working on some pattern submissions and getting the CGOA Chain Link newsletter organized. Time has really just slipped by! I am working on some patterns I'm hoping to get put up for sale on Ravelry. So much I want to do, just not enough time to get it all done!

Valentine's Day was great. I made Oreo truffles and they were fantastic! I love finding and trying new recipes. Yesterday I bought "400 Sauces" cook book. I can't wait to try so many of the recipes in that book! It will keep me busy for a long time. I love cooking (and eating) almost as much as I love yarn!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

New Patterns Coming!

Happy New Year! Hopefully this will be a happy and prosperous year for us all!

I am currently working on a simple baby blanket I hope to have posted soon.

I am also currently working hard on our next CGOA Chain Link newsletter. So many wonderful contributes for this issue!