Friday, February 27, 2009
SAW- The Most Inspiring Weekend on Earth!

I had a "pinch me" moment late this fall when I was contacted by Elizabeth MacCrellish, the creator, visionary and director of SAW.  Last Fall Elizabeth had her first annual retreat on Squam Lake in New Hampshire.  Ther retreat is a place for us all to let go of our everyday chores, busyness, and noise to step into a world of creativity, inspiration and artful community.  Elizabeth decided to hold  a "fiber focused" SAW weekend in June of '09 and asked


Friday, February 27, 2009
Tops and Toes Blog Tour

Tops and Toes

Last winter at TNNA I met the fabulous Kara Gott of SheKnitsInTheLoop and she invited me to submit some designs for her first book.  Well, a year later the book is OUT with my two designs, Walking Spiral Hat and Socks and Cozy Cabled Leg Warmers.  I love it, it's a fabulous collection of knitwear patterns for our head and feet.  There are a few patterns in it that are on my "must knit for Bella" list, particularly the NewsBoy cap.  To celebrate it's release there


Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Introducing: Whirlpool Socks!

Photo copyright Interweave Press 2008

When I got the call for submissions to Carol Sulcoski's latest book Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarn, published by Interweave Press, I knew I wanted to design something with beads.  For those of you who know me, you know I've been somewhat obsessed with incorporating beads into the majority of the designs I am working on.  My goal was to come up with a stitch that distracted your eye from any pooling or striping that your hand-dyed yarn


Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Undulating Waves Workshop At Crazy for Ewe

Last weekend I traveled down to Leonardstown, MD to teach my Undulating Waves pattern to a room full of 20 wonderful knitters.

Crazy for Ewe workshop

It was my first time teaching this pattern to more than 6 people at a time and it went wonderfully once I got over being nervous!!!  I started everyone off working just one repeat of the pattern without the beads, once they understood how the lace chart worked, they then got to start incorporating the beads, once they had success with that, they frogged and


Tuesday, November 11, 2008
On your mark, get set, go!

Omigosh, this has been the longest process getting this website up and running;  I can't believe how long it has taken!  I am LUCKY to have fallen in love with someone who could set it all up for me, but that meant I had to be okay with the design first. I am a picky designer so finally after months, many helpful opinions from friends near and far (thankyou-- you know who you are!), it is ready to go!

Please let me know if there is anything you think could run more smoothly; it is a