• knitting
  • patterns in progress

    I’ve been working on a new pattern line called Kiddie Cocktail.  It is patterns for ages 6 months and up.  The line will focus on function and fashion for hip kids.  Sorry, no pumpkin hat patterns.  I’m going to try  to make every pattern under one skein per color using Blue Sky Alpacas and have options to make accompanying […]

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  • resistance shawl

      Knitscene Acessories 2013 hit it out of the park with these modular geometric inspired designs and stranded color work. I can’t wait to cast-on the Resistance Shawl (pictured above) by Megi Burcl and this So Faux Cowl designed by Amy Keefer. I’m pretty sure I’ll need to keep my eye on everything I make from this […]

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  • octopus

      Ahh I’ve had “design a knit octopus” on my to do list forever and I’m so glad to see that Whit’s Knits  on The Purl Bee has created a free octopus pattern!     Who would you knit a stuffed octopus for?  I am thinking about making it for a friend’s birthday. Would you listen to […]

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  • wedding posts

      I was watching the Parks and Rec episode Leslie and Ben and it occurred to me that I haven’t posted anything about weddings for awhile, so I thought I’d share a few things I’ve spotted on the internet the last few months.     100 Layer Cake’s Inspiration Guide has tons of ideas and makes it easy to pin […]

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  • mabel cowl

    I just published my new pattern, Mabel Cowl! Since the end of August I’ve been working on creating accessory patterns using Blue Sky Alpacas yarn. The theme for the all the patterns is Midwestern practical and fashionable. Each piece is inspired by the lifestyles of my friends and can be worn around the cabin, running […]

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  • baby hipster

    I spent all last week hanging out with my 6 month old niece and was super inspired to make a younger version of the slouchy hats I’ve been designing lately. At first I thought that the hat may not last that long on my niece’s head before she tried to pull it off, but because […]

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  • mocs & hat

    This past weekend I attended a baby shower for my a friend who is expecting a boy this Fall and knit a pair of moccasin booties and hat for the little one to sport this Winter. I’ve posted and thought about knitting the baby mocs pattern from Purl Bee for the last year and finally decided […]