Thursday, December 21, 2017

Happy Holidays!

This has been quite a busy year! I've been busy designing lots of patterns and over the summer I got a new puppy. Although taking care of the puppy has filled up a lot of time, fortunately I have still been able to finish plenty of knitting projects. I'm going to share some of the Christmas related ones.

One of my most exciting recent projects is the Cookie Decorating Set in the Interweave Knits Holiday edition. The cookies can be a toy or a decoration. They are a fun, quick little knit and make an adorable and festive finished product.

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Knit Picks recently released a Christmas themed pattern collection called Merry Knitmas. My pattern Festive Fair Isle Ornaments was included in this collection. They are knit with fingering weight yarn and have four options for the design on the ornament, a snowflake, dove, reindeer or tree.
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Another ornament pattern recently released is my Bulky Baubles pattern. It is a free pattern through the Knit Picks website. It is a simple pattern that uses super bulky yarn. They knit up very quickly.

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My most recent release is the self-published pattern, Teddy in a Striped Sweater. It wasn't originally meant to be a Christmas knit, but the sample bear ended up being white with a green and red striped sweater.

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Now that I've shared about my knitting projects, here are some adorable puppy pictures! This is my Border Collie, Finnegan. The first few pictures are from the summer. He's already grown so much, I can't believe how small he was! The last one is more recent and is from his first trip to the beach. He is now eight and a half months old and near his adult size.



Although I haven't been posting very much, I am still quite busy designing and working on projects. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Some magazines

I have some exciting publications to share! Sorry this is a bit overdue. I have been quite busy with lots of projects! Last fall my Giant Tiger pattern was in the special edition of Love of Knitting called Knit & Crochet Toys. He even got to be part of the cover photo! It's pretty exciting to see your work on display on the magazine rack.

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The first sample I made ended up being a birthday gift for my nephew. Before that he spent a few months hanging out in my living room.

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He's 40" tall and 24" around the chest- the perfect size for hugging. The yarn is superwash wool, which is soft and washable. Most pieces are worked in the round for easy finishing.

In addition to the tiger, last spring my Springtime Mobile pattern was in the Love of Knitting, Spring 2017 issue. This project also got to be on the cover. 

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The pattern has four little animals: bunny, lamb, fawn and duckling. They can all be made to make the mobile, or made individually as toys. This was a fun project to design. 

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I enjoyed seeing my projects in magazines out in stores. I'm looking forward to the release of another magazine this fall or winter that includes another one of my patterns.