Junior Goat Herder

Junior Goat Herder

  With 2529 likes and 121 projects on Ravelry, the Goat Herder Pullover is one of my most popular single-issue patterns. I designed this sweater for my oldest son, who was raising pigmy goats at the time, as a challenge…

Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink

With my niece expecting the first grandchild on my side of the family, I’ve been enthusiastically knitting baby things. I designed the Aubrey Cardigan in case her baby is female (though there’s no reason a male wouldn’t look adorable in…

Baby Blue

Baby Blue

I’ve posted the Dalton Cardigan on Ravelry. This sweet little cardigan is worked from the top down in a simple garter rib pattern. Tailored details such as shaped shoulders and set-in sleeves give it sophisticated appeal, even on the smallest infant….

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

My niece is expecting what will be the first grandchild on my side of the family. Needless to say, I’m over-the-top excited! So excited that I’ve been busy designing a blanket and two cardigans for the soon-to-be bundle of joy….

One Step Forward, One Step Back

One Step Forward, One Step Back

For the past couple of years my friend Cindy and I have spent New Year’s Eve together bing watching Gray’s Anatomy and casting on sweaters for ourselves for the new year. This year we both purchased Julie Asselin Nurtured from…

My Latest FO

My Latest FO

I love the way we knitters can transform so many skeins of yarn into something so delightfully wearable! Case in point is my version of Joji Locatelli’s Big Old Coat. I bought the yarn from Sweet Fiber at Knit City in Vancouver,…

A Big Old Sleeve

A Big Old Sleeve

The nice thing about plane travel is it gives me lots of time to knit, which means that I’m flying along on my Big Old Coat, designed by Joji Locatelli. I started to get nervous that there may be a…

More Big Old Coat

More Big Old Coat

I’m pleased to say that I’m making progress on my version of Joji Locatelli’s Big Old Coat. After working the back downward from the back collar, I picked up stitches for the fronts along the shoulder cast-on edges and worked…

A Big Old Coat for Little Old Me

A Big Old Coat for Little Old Me

When I was in Canada last fall, I had the good fortune to spend a few hours at Knit City, western Canada’s biggest textile, yarn, and fiber event. The marketplace was packed with Canadian vendors selling the most beautiful yarns….

Fun In Longmont

Fun In Longmont

This Saturday (Feb 4), I’ll be teaching Top-Down Sweaters with Raglan Shaping at the Longmont Yarn Shoppe. The shop has declared 2017 the year of the sweater and is scheduling classes to encourage knitters to join in the fun. My…