101 Little One Skein Wonders

So while I do not seem to find time to blog regularly I do find time to knit regularly. One of my designs was accepted and published in the recent  One Skein Wonders for babies book from Storeyhttp://www.amazon.com/One-Skein-Wonders%C2%AE-Babies-Knitting-Projects/dp/1612124801/ref=sr_1_fkmr2_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1444563225&sr=8-3-fkmr2&keywords=101+little+one+skein+wonders

My contribution is a baby hat and sweater set called Welcome Baby Layette. There are all kinds of projects to make for little ones from sweaters to toys to bibs and more. I need to find a baby to knit for!28_cGeneveHoffmanPhotography_WelcomeBabyLayette_OneSkeinForBabies

I am sure you will find something fun to knit in this book. And the best thing about knitting for babies and toddlers? The projects fly off your needles (especially when they’re one skein!)

Thanks for reading. Happy Fall and maybe I’ll see you at Rhinebeck! (FYI: Judith Durant will be in the author signing area at Rhinebeck on Saturday and Sunday if you are at the festival and want to see the book in person and meet the editor.http://sched.co/483h


7 months in one post????

So it seems I fell down flat in my attempt to regularly write blog posts. But luckily I believe in giving myself second and third chances. I haven’t been completely idle. I’ve been self publishing designs and managed to finish up my last elective to get my hand knitting design certificate from RISD. Whee! And I’m working on a pet project of mine using locally made Rhode Island yarns. Which is something I really need to write more about. But for now, this happened :http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEff15/PATTrhodeisland.php

And since I was keeping it under wrap for months now I am just sharing it like crazy!

Happy knitting!


Learning Curves

Trying to create a blog/website has forced me to confront 2 things I’m not overly fond of. First, technology. I’m just not naturally inclined when it comes to word processing, editing, uploading, etc. I may have to hire one of my daughter’s frieds for this. Second, I don’t like being at the low end of the learning curve. I feel like there are other things I could be doing like knitting or brushing the dog.

Gratuitous chicken picture just to see if I could figure out how to post one. And.. now I know something I didn’t yesterday and that feels like an accomplishment!



Trying to make it a habit

I had the best intentions of posting regularly to this blog but… It sat and sat. Now with the kiddos back to school I have renewed drive to work on getting this whole designing/creating thing going.
I find myself at the point of having written up patterns for work I’ve created over the last few years. Which is a relief, I feel like a weight is lifted and it’s nice to share. But now what?