Whew! Home, sweet internet. Thank goodness. Of course, now I have a whole backlog of stuff to share with you. So here’s a rapid-fire roundup of some of what’s going on right now.

Shall we start with a little preview of a design coming up really soon?


I’m excited to release this one, as usual. It’s getting really good wear this chilly February, and is in one of my new BFFs.


I’ve got a few classes coming up this spring, and some of them still have openings. In particular, please consider joining me at Lion Brand Yarn Studio on April 14 for a 6-hour Knit to Flatter class. I’ll be bringing dozens of my sweaters, and we’ll cover everything you need to know to get wardrobe staples flying off of your needles. It’s a tremendously fun class and I’m not teaching nearly as much in 2013, so this is a somewhat rare opportunity!

To sign up online, please click here.

I’ll be doing a few other speaking engagements that same weekend in New York City, but this is the only class.

I’ll also be speaking and teaching at the Madison Knitters Guild’s annual Knit In event, and their regular monthly Monday meeting just after the event. The classes are full, but if you want to join us either for a book signing or the Monday night event, I’d love to see you!


Finally, thanks so much, again, for your lovely, warm response to Afterlight. I can’t believe there are 5 projects already!

I thought it might be helpful to some of you to show a different way of styling Afterlight. I’ve turned into a jeans-and-top person by default, at least when I’m not working, since having the boys. But in my past life (when I didn’t have to worry about food being smeared over every single outfit), I had a much dressier, more dry-clean-only kind of style. I still work in a pretty formal office environment, so I decided to snap a quick picture of how I’d wear this sweater to the office:


(Skirt: Boden. Tights: J Crew, though obviously mine are more opaque than that! Shoes and tank are both from Nordstrom Rack.)

I think this pullover is equally at home dressed up or down–the fabric is just right to match a variety of wardrobe pieces. I just love a versatile sweater!


Phew! I have lots of exciting things to share in the coming week, but definitely in a less “fire hose of information” kind of way. Check back soon!

9 thoughts on “Backlog

  1. Ooh la la! So many beautiful things! Your work outfit is so cute. It was love at first sight with those shoes!

  2. Oh my! I love, love, love that preview. WANT! 🙂

  3. I am too excited to wait! I adore this sweater already!

  4. I’d love to catch up in person if you can spare the time when you’re here in NYC in April. Hopefully, I’ll still be comfortable enough to be ok going out (I’m due in late April/early May).

  5. I can’t believe I missed the sign-up for your class in Madison!!

  6. I suppose I like the fire hose method. What gauge is that new BFF preview of yours?

  7. Gasp! It just so happens that I have some Birte stashed. I wish you wouldn’t do this, I can’t keep up!

  8. Alight is such a great piece! Nice to see it “dressed” up. 🙂 Beautiful!

  9. Thanks for the extra picture of how to wear it in a business environment. I like the fact that this sweater is so versatile that it can be pared down with jeans or worn with a nice skirt and tights. I will have to get this in my queue.

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