My role with SweetGeorgia Yarns is Design Director, Knitwear. That means I get to have the amazingly fun job of curating the collections, from theme development to writing content to launch extravaganza. It is fabulous on every level, especially now that the hard work of the entire team has come to light! On September 8, we launched the Fall/Winter collection and I could not be more tickled. I truly hope you are as delighted to see, knit, and experience it as
Do you like knitting baby blankets? Last year, I was asked to put together a little booklet of them and now it has been released! Blankies Just for Baby is a cute little collection of 6 easy projects, all made with worsted weight yarn. I even make suggestions on alternate yarns you could use, showing additional swatches in an alternate color scheme. It’s quite a handy book with fun patterns, easy charts, and fun learning opportunities. This was a super fun
This book could not have come at a more perfect time! The days have been crazy here in Colorado with Seattle-like rain and snow on Mother’s Day … I’m itching for all things summery so I can remember the easy, breezy feel again! I have quite a few lovely linens on hand and when I look through the airy, beautiful patterns in this new book, Warm Days, Cool Knits, by Corrina Ferguson, I am inspired to pull them out! I’m quite
There’s just something about the title, “Golden Morning,” that makes my heart sing. I’m reminded of the gentle glow that scrapes over the world as the sun rises before most are even awake. I’m lucky enough that I get to experience that overwhelming light because I’ve been a dedicated early riser for 466 days now. I know, specific, huh? It started as a lark over a year ago when I read a book called The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod.
One of my favorite yarn companies (Classic Elite Yarn) and one of my favorite designers (and 2014 contestant in the Fiber Factor), Talitha Kuomi, joining up to create a new book? Color me delighted!! We are all so very different, with varying ideas of style, design, and fashion. In Artistic Differences, Talitha spins her imagination and skill into projects that emphasize how special diversity really is. [bctt tweet=”Talitha Kuomi spins her imagination and skill into projects that emphasize how special diversity
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
Head over to the Facebook page for a sprinkling of giveaways all day!
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
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
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,
So, my little girl begged and begged for a knitted piece. She went so far as to say, “I’ll pick out the yarn, mama, and let you take pictures!” Naturally, I couldn’t turn that offer down, especially when it is like puling teeth to get her to cooperate in front of the camera! Sophie, my sickeningly sweet soon-to-be-7-year old daughter, sat down at the computer with me and proudly chose a bright pink yarn from Baah! — Sonoma, a delightfully
If you are anything like me, then you have a humongous horde of sock yarn (fingering weight). Sometimes, it just doesn’t want to be a pair of socks, though, and you struggle with finding a variety of things to knit with it. Enter A Playful Palette of 10 Knitted Accessories! This fun booklet is filled with easy pieces inspired by travel and offer all knitters gentle plays with texture, lace, and color. Fun, light, and carefree – perfect keywords. I think