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Finished (finally): Something Orange

There’s finished, and then there’s finished. This sweater was “finished” about a year ago – knitting done, ends woven in, even worn a couple of times. But, there were some hanging chads in the finishing department: namely, the two B’s: buttons and blocking. I searched and searched last summer for the perfect buttons. Bid on and won multiple lots of …

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The joy of the raglan

Here’s the thing about knitting a top-down raglan sweater: just when you think you’re going to lose your ever-loving mind from all the stitches, you get to get rid of a bunch by putting those suckers (i.e., sleeve stitches) on waste yarn, and motoring through on many fewer stitches. I think this is a huge reason raglans are so popular …

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Knit It: Rainshowers Cowl

The Rainshowers Cowl is the second pattern in the Big Ass Skein Society, a super-fun collaboration between me and Tina from Blue Moon Fiber Arts. This cowl is made in the amazingly fabulous Silky Victoria, or, as I like to call her, Silky Vickie. She’s a gem, and looks wonderful in every colorway I’ve experienced. In fact, I’m having a …

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Sheepish in Seattle: the haul

The Traveling Ewe‘s Sheepish in Seattle was a fabulous trip for many reasons, not the least of which being the yarn shops we visited. They were all wonderful, and each had a unique feel and flavor. I snapped some photos of what came home with me. Although I wish I could have gotten more (all of the everything, actually), I’m …

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Sheepish in Seattle trip: Norah’s Hat & Cowl pattern

You know a trip is excellent when you hear a distinct ‘THUD’ when transitioning back to your regularly-scheduled life. That’s how I feel today, as I get used to life on Earth after joining my buddy JJ Foster, Cruise Director Extraordinaire, of The Traveling Ewe, on her inaugural overnight trip, Sheepish in Seattle. JJ asked me if I’d design a …

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Kinda Twinnies Hat pattern

I just published a new, super-fun, simple hat pattern, in two styles. And, it’s only $3! Kinda Twinnies can be knitted in stockinette or garter, and I’m loving how same-same but different they are. I used more of Blue Moon Fiber Arts amazingly bouncy Targhee Worsted, and have vowed to make myself a sweater in this yarn by year’s end. …

Interview on Around the World in 80 Skeins

The amazing and amazingly ambitious Kimberly Golynskiy came over this past weekend and interviewed me for this amazing project she’s working on. Enough amazings for you, folks? Her project is entitled Around the World in 80 Skeins, and it’s remarkable. She’s traveling the world (she did a blog tour last year, visiting some really interesting places, and this year, she’s …

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Strix Varia

I’m super duper happy to be sharing that I have a pattern in Quince & Co’s Scarves, Etc. 4 Collection, Strix Varia. It’s the fourth year they’re publishing a collection of things to wear around your neck, and this year, it’s being printed. That means I’m going to be published, in a book, for the first time ever! When they …

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Bridges Shawlette

The Bridges Shawlette is a tribute to the bridges of Portland, and to one dyer who drives over them (and back over them, and back over them…), the lovely and talented Tina from Blue Moon Fiber Arts. A few years ago, the Rose City Yarn Crawl‘s theme was Portland’s bridges. Tina had come up with the most sublime colorway for …

Introducing the Big Ass Skein Society!

I’m super happy to share a new project that will be debuting later this month, the Big Ass Skein Society! You can get on board early by purchasing the Ebook at any time for $18. The first pattern won’t be released until February 21st or thereabouts. What is it? The Big Ass Skein Society is a collaboration between me and …

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Diamond Tread Sock pattern re-release

I’ve been diligently working at updating all of my patterns and getting them into my new template, and with that comes some re-working and re-tech editing. Some patterns, like Striae, were published years and years ago, and my pattern-writing style has matured considerably since then. Those were due an update. Some, like Diamond Tread, were just a tad clunky in …