Every Little Bit Helps

Every Little Bit Helps

Between the fires, floods, and fierce weather, hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced, lost their homes, or worse. It’s hard to keep up with the devastation. To help with the relief effort, I am putting all of my…

In-A-Pinch Fingerless Mitts

In-A-Pinch Fingerless Mitts

I’ve just uploaded a pattern on Ravelry. In-A-Pinch Fingerless Mitts are about the simplest pattern possible. They use a single ball of Lion Brand Merino Yak Alpaca yarn (yum!) and are knitted on size U.S. 5 (3.75 mm) needles. You…

Mitered Triangles--Ta-Da and Corrections

Mitered Triangles–Ta-Da and Corrections

I’m thoroughly delighted with my version of  Kathryn Alexander’s Mitered Triangles socks from New Directions in Sock Knitting. Adding 2 stitches to each of the triangles compensated for the thinner yarn I used and I’m happy to announce that they…

Mason-Dixon Field Guide 2

Mason-Dixon Field Guide 2

I’m delighted to have a pair of socks included in the Mason-Dixon Knitting’s Field Guide 2!                     Apres-Everything Socks are knitted in a dreamy bulky yarn that’s the knitting equivalent of…

Skirts, Skirts, Skirts!

Skirts, Skirts, Skirts!

I’ve decided to unofficially declare 2017 the year of the knitted skirt. To that end, I’m offering three of my skirt patterns (Lacy Pleats, Putting On The Pleats, and Take Two Skirt) for a combined discount of $12 (that’s more…

Discounted Patterns!

Discounted Patterns!

Wowza! There are currently 4994 members in my Budd’s Buds group on Ravelry! To celebrate the 5,000th member, I’m offering a 20% discount on my patterns. The actual 5,000th member will receive a free copy of one of my books….

Sock Pattern Winner

Sock Pattern Winner

Thanks to all of you who entered the raffle for a free sock pattern. Interestingly, the votes were rather evenly split between the Slip-Stitch Chevron (left) and the Topsy-Turvey (right) patterns. I decided to draw a winner for each design….

Just In Time For Winter

Just In Time For Winter

While I’ve been busy doing other things (such as immobilize my right thumb due to arthritis and tendonitis), a few new patterns have been uploaded on Ravelry. All three are designed to keep you (or yours) warm and cozy during…

Zigzag Sock--Finished!

Zigzag Sock–Finished!

I finished Anne Campbell’s Zigzag sock from New Directions in Sock Knitting without trouble. The only “tricky” part was knitting little short-row triangles to fill in the “valleys” of the chevron pattern and even out the end of the foot….

Zigzag--Half a Foot

Zigzag–Half a Foot

I’m approaching the end of my version of Anne Campbell’s Zigzag socks from New Directions in Sock Knitting. The heel turn was a breeze and, without any stitches to pick up for the gussets, I’m making good progress on the…