In which I (attempt to) do some Colourwork…


I recently fell in love with a colourwork knitting pattern - unusual for me, because colourwork is so very fiddly and tedious. Or maybe it's fiddly and tedious because I don't often do it? Either way, this is an anomaly. The pattern that caught my eye is this: Lucy in the Sky. Isn't that gorgeous? While I love pink and brown from an aesthetic point of view, pink - or at least that shade of pink - is definitely not my colour. So I set out to find some yarn (and by "set out" I mean "told my husband that I wanted yarn for our anniversary, and found a little yarn store on our anniversary … [Read more...]



McQuackerton is here! This is a free pattern, designed to benefit The Little Yellow Duck Project. If you'd like to download, you can enter your email in the form below (I'll only use the email to let you know of new pattern releases, cross my heart), or you can download it on Ravelry. I hope you'll consider knitting at least one, and leaving it as a Random Act of Kindness :-) P.S. I didn't have test knitters for this one, so errors may occur ;-) You can leave a comment here or on Rav if you have any issues with the pattern, and I'll be happy to help. … [Read more...]

The Kindness of Strangers… (a Giveaway)

hitchhiker giveaway by rebecca diamond

And the winner is...Amanda, with comment #9! Thank you so much to everyone who entered :) Ever since Boston, that terrible day in Boston, I've been trying to figure out what to say, what to do, how to process it. Each time one of these attacks happen...Oklahoma City, the World Trade Center, Newtown, now shakes me up. I've been fortunate enough to not be personally affected by each act of terror, in that nobody that I know and love has been hurt or killed or even in danger. Each time one of these attacks happen, though...I find myself losing a little more faith in … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Earbud Case


Honestly, with this one? It took me longer to write the pattern than it did to knit 2 of these. It really is quick, and easy! I just needed something to stop my purse earbuds from tangling in my bag, and my nightstand earbuds from wrapping themselves around my knitting magazines, my Kindle, and my water glass, thereby dislodging all 3 every time I tried to use them.                 As always, it's free to get this pattern, and as always, I promise to immediately forget you ever entered your email address. I won't bug you! … [Read more...]

Bon-Bon Bag


It's that time again...time for a new pattern! Well, what I really mean to say is, I need to get on with my Birthday and Christmas knitting but that means I have to wait until everyone else is in bed, and it means I can't carry any of it around with me like I normally do when I'm out of the house because the recipients might spot it, so I should start on my Beekeeper's Quilt I've been wanting to make, but I needed a yarn keeper for the small balls of sock yarn remnants and I didn't have one, so I made one up, and I decided to share it. But saying "it's time for a new pattern!" is kind of … [Read more...]