Ode to the Longest Day

Ode to the Longest Day

I’m happy to announce that I’ve uploaded a new pattern on Ravelry. I designed Longest Day Socks while knitting from sunup to sundown as a fundraiser for Alzheimer’s awareness and research. During the 16 hours of sunlight, I completed one and…

Knit Stars 3.0 Update

Knit Stars 3.0 Update

I recently taped my segment of Knit Stars 3.0: North Stars Rising. Unlike other video workshops I’ve done, I got to tape this one in the comfort of my own home. It took about six hours to tape what will…

A New Pattern

A New Pattern

I’ve recently posted the pattern for my Hygga Delight Socks on Ravelry. Like a lot of people, I’ve embraced the Danish concept of hygge, which roughly translates to “cozy.” And what is cozier than slipping your feet into a blend…

LoveFest!

LoveFest!

Last January I was the Knit Doctor at the first-ever Loops retreat in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The other teachers were Romi Hill, who taught lace techniques and surgery, Andrea Mowry, who taught brioche and shawls, and Carson Demers, who taught knitting ergonomics. As a…

How Does a Square Sock Fit?

How Does a Square Sock Fit?

Since I posted my completed my version of Nicola Susen’s Square Socks from New Directions in Sock Knitting, I’ve received a lot of questions about how the sock fits. I have to admit that I didn’t take time to knit…

Savannah Trees Cowl

Savannah Trees Cowl

I’ve put a new pattern up on Ravelry! Savannah Trees Cowl was designed as a tribute to the historic Savannah location of my Spring 2018 Knit For Fun Retreat. The yarn is Jones Street Sport from Savannah’s own The Copper…

A Finished Square Sock

A Finished Square Sock

I’m having so much fun with Nicola Susen’s Square Socks from New Directions in Sock Knitting that I find myself knitting on it when I ought to be doing other things. I love how this sock is constructed so differently…

A New Skirt

A New Skirt

I’ve uploaded a new skirt pattern on Ravelry. Velvety Pleats, another version of my basic pleated skirt pattern, is worked with two strands of laceweight Shibui yarn held together: Cima (70% alpaca, 30% merino) and Pebble (48% recycled silk, 36%…

A "Square" Foot

A “Square” Foot

As I knit my way through Nicola Susen’s Square Sock pattern from New Directions in Sock Knitting, I’m struck with her ability to create a sock shape out of simple squares. The sock begins with a square to form the…

Square Socks by Nicola Susen

Square Socks by Nicola Susen

The next pair of socks I plan to knit from New Directions in Sock Knitting is Nicola Susen‘s Square Socks (page 134).                   This sock construction relies on a clever formula for…