Tuesday, August 23, 2011

For Knitty users: Here is the true link to my Ravelry Shop.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Fun at the Farm this weekend! We love "The Blueberry Bash". My oldest actually had the best time - he kept repeating how much fun he was having. The weather was lovely and everyone was getting along nicely. Favorites included blueberry picking, feeding the goats, riding the tractors, a wagon ride around the farm, and watching the baby chickens. Not much knitting today - but well worth it.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Moving forward!

I'm starting to think this designing "thing" is a kind of a "get back on the saddle" thing. There are so many ups and downs.

No pics today because my computer won't load them.

Back to my new hat...

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Tuesday was the last day of school and I finally finished my quilt! This was a 64 in by 64 in quilt that I made for my son's 2nd grade teacher. All the kids in the class made drawings of themselves and the teacher, I scanned the drawings into the computer, and used spoonflower.com to make the fabric.

Friday, June 24, 2011


Woo hoo!! Very excited to be in knitty this month. Knitty

Thursday, March 24, 2011

This is a quilt I made in 2009. A little too stiff because of it's tiny car quilt size, but I still liked it. I based it on the sheet set that the recipient chose on her baby registry. I love adding applique to my quilts. By the way, this post is for Crazy Mom Quilts benefit. It is not as random as it seems!

Friday, March 18, 2011

One of the first warm days in a long while. They weren't about to stand still for pictures! Three parks, bike riding, and the Y make for a pretty good day. Not much knitting done, but that's ok.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

This is what I'm working on now. This cardigan has been test knit once, and is pretty close to complete.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

My brother is a great photographer. But...he wants to take my knitted items with him and photograph them. Since that really isn't an option (would you part with all of your knitted items all at once?), I think I will work on my photography skills and do it myself. I'm already improving.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The next step is to learn photography. We'll see how I do.

Monday, February 21, 2011

I'm officially a designer

Put my first design on Ravelry a few days ago and actually sold 2! The mitts are free and quite a few people downloaded them, but two people actually bought the hat! Woo hoo!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Wow! I sent one of my first patterns to a test knitter and I would say my grade was a D-! The pattern wasn't even good enough to start knitting. I really appreciate the time the person spent to be so critical and I learned a lot from the review. But...OUCH! Big lesson learned about what I put out there!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

A New Start

I think I will give this knitwear design Thing a go! I'm a little obsessed with it actually. Every image I see is transformed to a garment of some sort in my mind. I'm starting to get test knitters now and am working on a number of items at once. I'm really interested in color, baby clothes, and hats. My gauge is pretty variable, so I'm having a little bit of a tough time. I'll keep you posted!