Happy Mother’s Day!

snow on mothers day 2015

Mother’s Day ~ May 10, 2015…..will this be the last snow storm until winter? May your Mother’s Day be beautiful…no matter what the weather is. Happy Knitting ~ Jean

A Design Journey…part 3..

bias hat crown decreases

The 3rd stop on our design journey is the actual knitting of our sample hat, and making any design changes that might come to light while we’re knitting. As a designer, sometimes you’ll find that an element you previously choose, works better a different way. For this hat, the bias strip for the body knit […]

A Design Journey…part 2..

bias hat stitch gauge

With the basic design for our chemo hat project determined in A Design Journey part 1, we’re ready to continue with the next step ~ swatching & working out the details of the hat body. (This step was a pleasure with the yarn Yvonne of Lavender Sheep sent. At the end of this journey I will post […]

A Design Journey…part 1..

lavender sheep sw merino berry pie colorway

Come…take a journey with me…a design journey. Everyone experiences events that changes their life…how we perceive things…future plans…or simply how we approach everyday life. A recent event for me was the diagnosis of cancer for a family member. And because of that, designing hats for chemo patients is an idea I need to pursue – […]

Swingy Lace Vest ~ New Pattern

swing lace vest with pin

“Swingy Lace Vest” is my latest design published by Love of Knitting, in the Summer 2015 issue. This vest features easy lace panels on the front that are mirrored by a matching lace gusset on the back. Simple St st & trims complete the body of the vest. Knit “Swingy Lace Vest” with Green Mountain […]