Fall with SweetGeorgia, Vol 1 + Giveaway!

Fall with SweetGeorgia, Vol 1 + Giveaway!

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

Blankies Just for Baby

Blankies Just for Baby

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

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

Giveaway: A Playful Palette of 10 Knitted Accessories

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

Woodland Caps to Knit Giveaway

Have you been to Jo-Ann’s lately? Right now, they are the exclusive provider of my latest booklet, Woodland Caps to Knit. This entire project, from start to finish, has been one of the most fun, sweet, and entertaining things I have ever worked on. I love it SO much! From the charming gnome cottage and fairy house to the sweet piglet or moose cap, your kids are going to ADORE these knits as much as my own kids do (and

Maggie Pace Interview

I was so fortunate to have the opportunity to chat with the amazing Maggie Pace recently about her work as knitting expert on the show Knit and Crochet Now! Maggie is well known for her enticing and innovative felt work, as seen in her books Felt Forward and Felt It. Teaching on the show, running her business (Pick Up Sticks), designing, and even branching her portfolio out to graphics, sewing, and embroidery, it is safe to say that Maggie is a

Green Gable Knits

Joanna Johnson and her team at Slate Falls Press have never failed to enchant me with their previous publications: Phoebe’s Sweater, Phoebe’s Birthday, and Freddie’s Blanket. It comes as no surprise, then, they my heart wept with joy, delight, and memories when I read through their newest book: Green Gables Knits: Patterns for Kindred Spirits. Many of us, I am sure, fondly recall the beautiful writings of Lucy Maud Montgomery in her stories of Anne of Green Gables. The rich

Luxe Pullover

Luxe Pullover

Working with the Knit Picks team is always a wonderful experience and that isn’t just because I love their yarn. And the yarn for my newest design is so squishy and lovely, you’ll be happy to work with it, too. Luxe Pullover just came out last week as part of Knit Picks’ amazing new booklet for Autumn 2013,”Reclaimed.” The collection itself is filled with amazing pieces by stellar designers. I’m so lucky to be included! The name says it all –