24-Hour Scavenger Hunt!

24-Hour Scavenger Hunt!

I’m so excited! Today is Scavenger Hunt Day as part of my HUGE Holiday Event! Are you ready? First, here’s what’s up for grabs….                   Grand Prize Winner will one a FREE copy of my book, “A Playful Palette of 10 Knitted Accessories” AND a couple of mini-skeins of Koigu Yarn! There very well may be a few other little surprises in this package, too! Wink!! Runner Up #1 will receive a digital

It Starts Friday! My HUGE Holiday Event!!

It Starts Friday! My HUGE Holiday Event!!

I know you are busy with the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving clean-up, local store shopping, and the like, but I hope you can find time to participate in the FABULOUS things I have planned for you all over this weekend! Here’s the timeline of events: From Friday through Monday (ending at 11:59pm, Monday night, Colorado time), take 40% off any and all digital patterns and eBooks in my store!! EVERYTHING! Consider purchasing as a gift to a knitter in need

Just thank you.

Just thank you.

I’m up early, ready to start my day of baking and slaving in the kitchen. But, oh how I prepare my meals with love and joy, my way of saying thanks to my family for putting up with me all the rest of the year. But, I wanted to take a moment today, my dear friends, to thank all of you. Your support of my work, your sweet comments all this past week, and the constant love you show me

Tutorial Tuesday: Understanding Ease

Tutorial Tuesday: Understanding Ease

Do you ever get a little confused trying to decide which size to go with when knitting a new pattern? There’s a lot of numbers that can get in the way, but then the designer or publisher throws in the term “ease,” too. Let’s see if I can make this part of knitting a little easier for you! First, what is ease? There are two kinds: Positive Ease (what we are most used to): This means the sweater measures more,

Bluestars Release + Tutorials!

Bluestars Release + Tutorials!

This has to be one of my favorite projects of all time, my new pattern, Bluestars. The yarn is positively squishy and divine, the color transitions just enchanting, and the texture … I just love it. It is one sample I will never be giving away! The entire knitting experience was comforting, a welcome respite to the chaos going on my life at the moment. I hope it does the same for you. That said, there are some unique stitches

Fiber Fave: Yarn Pop

Fiber Fave: Yarn Pop

You guys! I’ve discovered one of the cutest bag companies that I am absolutely in love with: Yarn Pop! I was definitely drawn in by their charmingly contemporary designs, but I stayed for the sturdy canvas, beautiful construction, and great quality. They have so many different project-based bag configurations that fit all sorts of styles. I can see using quite a few, such as the Single Bag for individual projects, and perhaps using one of the larger bags as a

Thursday Theme: Giving

Thursday Theme: Giving

I was reading over on the Craft of Laughter about giving from the heart with handmade love or simple acts of kindness; it is definitely what has been on my mind this week. With the holidays approaching, it can be overwhelming, to say the least, thinking about all the stuff that we need to do, what we need to buy, what to give, etc, etc. But, just like that blog post says, giving can be so beautifully simple and sweet

In addition to the pending holiday prep….

In addition to the pending holiday prep….

My holiday and work plans have not … well, gone as planned. Back on October 27, my husband decided to take a little fall off his bicycle which resulted in, what I fondly call, a dum-dum wound (you might recognize that phrase from Lethal Weapon 3). Basically, the dear man fell and tore every ligament in his thumb meaning that he was in surgery three days later. While that in and of itself hasn’t been difficult, the short-term disability he

Finally Eva’s Pattern Release

Finally Eva’s Pattern Release

In May of 2012, my first niece was born – the sweet, fabulous, curly-headed Eva (I mean, seriously, she has the most beautiful head of wild curls that I have ever seen). She’s quite the Diva, but I totally failed her. I had a baby blanket in the works. In fact, it was 3/4 of the way done when she was born!! It was a fun knit with lovely lace that was beautiful in the alpaca yarn, but then work,