Category: Design

Squeaky is as Squeaky does

Elinor’s blankie has occupied much of my knitting time this winter past.  It was an awesome take-anywhere project although that came back to kick me in the butt when all the blocks finally needed to be put together.  But once I decided on the crochet seaming, it took only 1-2 evenings with Masterpiece Theatre (Oliver Twist, I believe). I ended… Read more →

C’mon baby…

Baby #2’s Patchwork Blanket is done. Lion Brand Wool-Ease in 13 colors, held doubled.  Squares are crocheted together and the whole thing is finished off with a simple crochet border.  See the project’s Ravelry page for more details. What are you waiting for? We have a bed for you, a dresser full of clothes, and an enthusiastic big brother.  What… Read more →


It started with talk of a baby hat for Matt’s co-worker, who is due to have her first child in less than a week.  I wanted to do a simple baby hat to tuck into the gift package.  In looking up head circumferences, I saw a sketch of one of those hats with two points and tassles – you know… Read more →

Inspired by babies, part 2

Urban Aran Cardi quick update: I can knit about a skein per day if I focus on it, which isn’t happening although I often come close.  A skein a day doesn’t sound bad but this will take about 20 skeins.  20 days.  Except more than that. I am about to start my third skein, sigh.  Now my mental goal is… Read more →

Snow in my eyes…

…couldn’t see the keyboard.  Or the calendar, apparently.  Where does the time go?  Sometimes into lethargy and uncertainty. Rainbow socks are complete, albeit small (photos to come this weekend).  How did that happen?  Didn’t I try the first one on?  It’s small both in girth and length.  Not so much that I can’t wear them but I doubt the length… Read more →

What you do not see

Like the duck, all is calm on the surface while beneath I paddle like mad. Here’s is a pretty picture to distract you before we get into the talky bit with no pictures: I am working on pattern designs to send out to various knit magazines.  (Hence, no progress photos, sorry.)  It doesn’t help when some publishers change their deadlines… Read more →

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