Category Archives: patterns

Late Night Favorites

**If you are looking for the GIVEAWAY and PODCAST, click here** I am a poor sleeper. I’d rather be up late and–more and more–up early. It’s those rare hours that allow me to get some work and fun done before … Continue reading

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Designer Dialogues: Laura Dear

Hello everyone and happy weekend! You made it! As many of you know, I recently knit up the Manning Park Hat and then, quickly on its heels as a test-knit, the Blackberries and Cream Hat. Both designs come from Laura … Continue reading

Posted in community, design, designer, interview, knitting, Manning Park Hat, patterns | 11 Comments

Episode 6: To Lead or to Follow?

Happy to be sharing Episode 6: To Lead or to Follow? A brief meditation on how I approach patterns. And of course, lots of projects in the pipeline, an amazingly HUGE FO, and some educational discoveries and shout-outs. Head on … Continue reading

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Fort Collins and Loveland, CO 2016

As I mentioned in an earlier post, this week was largely devoted to family–my father-in-law is ill and so we took a much needed trip to offer some support. Things are as good as can be expected, and there were … Continue reading

Posted in breed, community, CVM, fiber artist, fleece, found, knitting, patterns, raw fleece, travel, unexpected, unicorns | 4 Comments

My Cheating Heart . . .

**If you are looking for the Pigeonroof Studio’s awesome giveaway, follow this link to YouTube, Episode 3 of the knittingthestash podcast and leave a comment  I am less than 6 pattern repeats away from finishing the Stornoway Throw. That’s it. … Continue reading

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Variegated?

Today, a simple question: why variegated yarn? Why? Why does it draw me in and make me want to pick it up, to buy it, to imagine it becoming something that somehow magically maintains the look of the beautifully dyed … Continue reading

Posted in big questions, decisions, patterns, sock yarn, Uncategorized, variegated yarn, why?, yarn, yarn-lover | 8 Comments

Hap Hap Happening!

If you are not on the Kate Davies email newsletter list . . . now is your moment. Her new project, The Book of Haps, is coming! Pre-orders begin Thursday, May 19th! I’ll admit that Kate Davies’ books are a particular … Continue reading

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