View Post

Holiday Market at Knitted Wit

I am going to be at the Knitted Wit Holiday Market on December 1st from 1-4 with some other fab-tastic vendors, and I’m bringing so.many.samples to sell! Mostly pattern samples and mostly shawls, there are some real gems in my bucket(s) of things to sell. I’m super excited to see some of these pieces get a new home and new …

Gift-a-long 2018

It’s almost time for the GAL, folks, the big make-lots-of-presents-for-loved-ones promotion on Ravelry, and once again, I am taking part. Right now, through 11/30, each designer that’s participating is offering 25% off of a select group of their patterns, and we are all using the same coupon code: giftalong2018. I’m featuring 20 of my favorite quick-to-knit-and-therefore-to-gift patterns, and the link …

View Post

Collaboration. Pretty much my favorite thing.

Lorajean and I just spoke at the Puddletown Knitter’s Guild about our fibery friendship and collaboration, AND I just released two different shawls as collaborations with other dyers in this uber-talented community, so I’ve been thinking a lot about collaboration and how important it is to me and to the businesses I’ve had. There are some folks who do their …

View Post

We Belong Together, a collaboration

Pat Benatar really speaks to me, folks. Her music is so rocking, so kick-ass, so yeah-get-it-girls’y. My little ladies and I listen to her a lot, and there are some songs that take me back to a specific time in my teenager-hood, that every time I hear them, I am transported. We Belong is one of them, and, as I …

View Post

Making Things

Alright, here’s the story: there’s a new way to make in town, and it’s causing a bit of a stir in the knitting world. It’s called Making Things, and it’s a web app right now, with plans for a native app in the works. I kind of stumbled on it a few months ago, while it was in its beta …

View Post

KAL’ing this fall…

I love a good KAL. There’s nothing like being held accountable to ensure you actually work on a project. My life is all about knitting/designing on deadline, so it’s really easy for me to set aside a non-design project in lieu of either more designing, or, more frequently, a sock (because you all know how I feel about socks)… But, …

View Post

How to: fringe it up!

My latest pattern, That 70s Shawl, is a fringerrific piece of dreamy squishy radness, and as I was adding fringe, I snapped some photos so I can share how I do it with you. (The verbiage below is in the pattern, but the photos are not)… Block your shawl prior to adding fringe. Once it’s blocked and dried, grab some …

View Post

When in doubt, sock it up.

I’ve been immersed in socks this summer; I’ve made a bazillion socks (ok, so not a bazillion, but close: I’ve made twenty-two single ones since Memorial Day), and have taught three different classes at two different shops, with a total of seventeen new sock knitters loosed upon the world. I published four new sock patterns throughout the summer; the Socks …

View Post

Socks on Vacay: the socks so far

We are about halfway through Socks on Vacay, give or take, and I’m super happy about my sock-knitting progress thus far. My goal is 6 finished pairs (12 single socks), and I’m sitting pretty at 9. I feel like I’ll surpass my goal, but there’s no telling, right? Last year, I made 17 single socks. Wowza, eh? I’ve got six …

View Post

Thanks so much!

OMG, friends! Because of you and your support, I am able, today, to donate $403.44 to organizations working to help reunite the families separated by our horrendous administration’s racist and ugly policies at our southern border. We need to keep on doing this kind of work, people. Those of us who can donate money should. Those of us who can …

View Post

I’m teaching this summer!

Want to learn toe-up sock knitting from me, the self-professed sock-obsessed? If you’re in the Portland area, you’re in luck, because I’m teaching at couple of shops this summer.. For both classes, we’ll be using my Sundae Sock pattern, and the description/materials list is pretty much the same: Throughout this three-week course you’ll learn how to work Judy’s Magic Cast …

View Post

TNNA!

We are knee-deep in trade show life, y’all! I love being a part of this community, and spending time slinging yarn and meeting shop owners and hanging with other wholesalers and feeling the vibes and laughing and funning and connecting. It’s all so so good. These are all of the projects I’m bringing (and hoping to finish) while at TNNA …