Coming Up Soon!

It feels SOOOOOO good to be designing again. Now that the baby is a little older I’m getting a few minutes to myself each day so I can knit and design again. I just got one pattern, a children’s sweater, back from my Tech Editor and it will be released in the next few weeks. I’ve also got another pattern nearly ready to send to the Tech Editor, my first men’s sweater, so expect that one at the end of September or early October. I have two other new designs currently on the needles, two women’s patterns, which I am really excited about. I’ve already knit one once and am knitting it a second time in a better yarn (for the design – first yarn was awesome for other stuff). I’ve also started queuing up all the patterns I want to release in 2017 so expect some great new patterns … Continue reading

Back to the Needles

I haven’t been a very productive knitter this past year. It’s been quite a busy year with a new baby, plus I had yarn discontinued right as I was about to release a pattern in it. Twice. Twice in just the last 4 months. It all sort of killed my knitting and designing mojo. But today I’m getting back to the needles. I had a lovely day to myself to drive out to Webs in Northampton, MA to do some shopping and planning (and eating because Northampton has AMAZING restaurants!!). I have seven different patterns outlined. My ambitious release schedule gives me 18 months to release them all. It’ll probably take more like two years, what with two small children at home, but I’m going to try hard to meet my initial release schedule. The first two, both scheduled for this autumn, are my first men’s sweater and a boy’s … Continue reading

American Girl Dolls Sweaters and Hats

Craft fair season is finished for us, but we still have some American Girl doll sweaters and hats, if you’re looking for a last-minute Christmas gift or a perhaps a little girl with a winter birthday. Please visit our online store to view our selection. Order Doll Sweaters Online At time of writing, we have the following colors available: Pink, Blue, Pink/Multi, Red, Green and Yellow Please note – we send all items via USPS Priority Mail

Getting Back in the Swing of Things

Now that my little guy is nearly 2 months old I’m starting to knit regularly again. In all honesty, I need to knit. It relaxes me and gives me a little bit of “Mommy Time” which I don’t get much of these days as I have an almost-4-year-old too. So I’m currently planning what the next years’ pattern designs will be. Of course, things are bound to change, but I’m currently planning to work on the following designs, in no particular order: women’s lace cardigan men’s cable pullover women’s version of my Kid Who Has Everything sweater (most requests we’ve ever had!) lace headband baby blanket (nearly complete) toddler cabled sweater (nearly complete) silk lace shawl paper yarn lace shawl gradient lace shawl In addition, we’ll be appearing at craft fairs in southern New England selling patterns and hand-made knit items.

July Sale to Celebrate Our New Baby

Welcome to Jonathan, the newest addition to our family. To celebrate we’re having a 15% off sale on all our patterns on Ravelry for the whole month of July! No coupon code necessary. Purchase your patterns from our Ravelry online store and the 15% will be automatically deducted from your shopping cart. Sale ends July 31st at 11:59pm EDT.

Baby on the Way – Designing on Hiatus

As many of you know, I’m due to have a baby in just 2 weeks.  We are very excited about this new addition to our family, but as you can imagine my knitting time will be severely curtailed for the next few months. Basically, I’m taking the summer off of designing.  I have a few patterns queued up to release this fall/winter that have been in the pipeline for a while, so you will see new patterns from me over the next 6 months but I don’t plan on designing anything new until I start getting a decent amount of sleep again! Thanks to all of you for your support and I hope you enjoy our current patterns until I’m able to release some new items.  On the plus side, I’ll now have a new model to photograph so more infant patterns may be coming your way for next Spring. 🙂

Free Pattern – Tante Martha’s Dishcloth

Here’s a free pattern – a version of the dishcloths my great aunt used to make. This is a version of the dishcloths my great-aunt used to make.  She had a masterful talent for crochet, but was also quite good at knitting. Materials: 1 ball Lily Sugar ‘n Cream – I use approximately 60% per dish cloth US Size 7 [4.5mm] needles Notes: I always use Lily Sugar ‘n Cream for dishcloths because that’s what my mom uses, but any kitchen cotton will do.  Also, you can easily adjust this pattern to your particular gauge. Instructions: CO 2 sts. Kfb, k1 Kfb, k2 Repeat the following until you have 48 sts: K2, yo, knit to 1 bef end, k1 through the back loop* *you can do a simple k1 at the end of the increase rows, but knitting through the back loop will give you a cleaner edge Repeat the following … Continue reading

Kid Who Has Everything Sweater

Here’s a new toddler sweater to share with you all. Made in a light-weight cotton, it can be worn as a layer in Spring and Fall, or as a jacket on cool summer evenings. It is classy enough to be worn on special occasions, yet casual enough to be paired with jeans on a cool day. This project was inspired by a client who hired me to design & knit a gift for a friend’s child. The friends were a wealthy NYC couple and the new baby would want for nothing, so my clients thought a hand-made gift would be a good choice. Thus this classic sweater was born. Available for purchase on Craftsy and Ravelry. 6sts x 8rows = 1 inch 2.5cm in Stockinette Stitch blocked loosely. 12m – 20” chest 50cm, 18m – 22” chest 55cm, 2T – 23” chest 58cm, 3T – 24” chest 61cm, 4T – … Continue reading

Net Neutrality Vote in Less Than 2 Weeks

The FCC is going to vote on Net Neutrality in the next couple of weeks. This is a critical issue to small businesses like me, because I can’t afford to pay Verizon, Comcast or anyone else to make sure my website loads in a so-called “fast-lane”. Thousands of mom-and-pop shops will be left in the dust on the internet. But you can help. Contact the FCC and make your voice heard!

Back from Break

After taking a much-needed break over the holidays (and recovering from my annual Christmas bought of bronchitis), I’m back at it! I’ve got 3 new patterns in various stages of completion, plus and oldy-but-goody that never got released, all waiting for me to finish them up and release them. I’m using three fun new yarns – the blue cabled sweater is in Cascade’s Ultra Pima Fine, 100% Cotton. The gray tweed sweater is Remix, a unique blend from Berocco of 30% Nylon, 27% Cotton, 24% Acrylic, 10% Silk, & 9% Linen. And lastly the socks are Plymouth Yarn’s Diversity, which is an acrylic/polyester blend. And the best part – all three are machine washable!