Homecoming

Hello, lovely knitters! Happy fall, and l’shana tova to all of you who celebrate. It’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks, but I’m finally back home. The laundry’s (mostly) done, the email is (mostly) caught up, and the boys are thoroughly snuggled. I’m enjoying some afternoon sunshine working on my…

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Work haze

Hello again, lovely knitters! SUPER long time, no see – it’s crazy how quickly August and September are zipping by. The Fall KAL sweaters are piling up fast and furious over in the Ravelry thread, Clara Parkes’ amazing new book is in stores now (I’m thrilled to be a part…

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From Summer to Fall – New KAL

Happy Friday, lovely knitters! The weather is still steamy here, but my thoughts always turn to fall in August despite the heat. Crisp mornings walking through a sleepy garden with a cup of hot coffee; cold, clear nights sky-gazing; dazzling color in the trees on a sunny day. Fall is…

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State of the Knitting

Hello, lovely knitters! And happy Friday – long time, no see! Whereabouts This is usual at this stage in a book, to my deep regret – but this time it’s for a happier reason: We spent last week camping at Acadia National Park, one of my favorite places in the…

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Friday round-up

Happy Friday, lovely knitters! I hope your week was lovely – it’s gray and rainy here today after a glorious week, and I’m enjoying the chance to curl up with my current sweater project and read. But before you pick up your own needles, I should let you know that…

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Holiday Weekend Bonanza (new sweater, new class)!

Happy weekend, lovely knitters! And a happy holiday to those in the US – I have fun news to share with you today, on two fronts! Knit Stars – I’m a teacher! First, something super exciting – I’ll be teaching at Knit Stars 2.0 this fall! I’m really excited to…

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Knitting round-up and TNNA re-cap

Hello, lovely knitters! I’ve just returned from The National Needle Arts’ Summer Show in Columbus. It’s one of my favorite trips of the year – a rare chance to poke my head up out of my own work and reconnect, make plans, and get excited about the fall knitting season.…

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New Design Tuesday: Take Wing

Happy Tuesday, lovely knitters! I have a new pattern to share with you today, called Take Wing: This textured cardigan is classic, fun to knit, and super easy to wear. It’s both a fun collaboration with the smart cookies over at Lorna’s Laces, and the first in a series of…

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Year of Sweaters, Round Two: Spring/Summer Sweater KAL

Happy Monday, lovely knitters! Try as I might, I wasn’t quite able to finish my entry for the winter/spring sweater KAL: close, but no cigar But so many of you did finish your sweater(s), and they’re all so amazing. Check out the wonderful FOs, and enter your own, in this…

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make. wear. love. west: retreat design collection

Happy weekend, lovely knitters! Today, I have triple-happy news for you: the make. wear. love. west 2017 retreat collection is now live! (From left to right – Point Lobos, Point Pinos, and Lucas Point.) I like designing all kinds of sweaters, but when it comes to what I wear every…

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