Monthly Archives: November 2013


Today’s motto: it’s a pie crust, not fine art.

smushy crust

I’ll just claim side-vented pies are totally A Thing.

sumshy pie

Mail list!

I’m starting up a mail list for my designs! I won’t be spammy, I promise. Sign up for this list if you want to know when a design comes out, or when a club design becomes available to the public.

Or – for instance – if there’s a one day sale on a pattern that you don’t want to miss (like what happened on monday, for example) I’ll occasionally be offering discounts just for mailing list members too!

If I haven’t got anything new for an entire month I hope to also feature finished objects from my designs by other knitters. But I promise, it’ll all be design related!

Interested? Sign up here!

Root Cellar sale

Have you been following the 30 Days project I mentioned back at the start of the month? Well today is my day! I’m happy to offer Root Cellar at 50% off – but for today only!

root cellar 1

Just use the coupon code “30dayproject” (no quotes) during checkout and the discount will be applied to your purchase!

vest buttoned

Why Root Cellar? Well I love this classic vest (in fact, I’ve loved my sample almost to pieces…) It has my signature waist and bust shaping, and it makes use of two very different yarns that complement each other well. The colors I’ve chosen are rustic and autumnal but it works equally well in many other colors (as you can see from the Ravelry projects page)

shoulders and collar

Also, be sure to follow along at The Loop to see the other exciting designers that are playing along this month!


Woah, lost another week there didn’t I? Anyway, we have a winner from the Hitch giveaway!

random number 13

Fibercamp, I have e-mailed you!

In the mean time, I have another design sneak peak for you. Not the socks, but something else…


I need more computer time. The baby naps pretty well when I bounce on the exercise ball. So I’m getting pretty good at typing and bouncing simultaneously…

Hitch blog tour!

Right, knitting, where were we? Oh yes! The Hitch book blog tour! Have you checked out all the designs in the Hitch book yet? All the designers in this collection did a great job channeling the fashions of the era into designs that you want to knit right now.

Hitch book cover

I love them all. But my favorites (well, besides my own) right now are the Alicia tam and mitts. I love the colorwork and mid century styling all tied into the theme of the book (reds, blacks, suspense!)

Alicia tam and mitts

© Nick Murway

And yes, I love the Hitchcock theme – even if I’m not a huge fan of suspenseful movies. It’s probably because I can channel the costume design class I took back in college. But I love the construction of these garments and how they channel the artistry, the costuming, the acting, the MOOD of the Hitchcock movies. And yes! It’s possible for me to research and learn all those feelings without having to sit down and scare myself silly by watching the Hitchcock movies (I’m sleep deprived enough with a newborn as it is)

So, which is your favorite design? Leave a comment below telling me which, and why! Next wednesday (11/13 noon EST) I’ll choose one comment randomly to win a digital copy of Hitch!

And make sure to check out the rest of the Hitch book blog tour:
9/28/2013: Sunset Cat Designs
10/5/2013: Knitting Kninja
10/05/13: Knit One, Heart Too Podcast
10/7/2013: Herrlichkeiten
10/8/2013: Knit and Travel
10/9/2013: Knit & Knag Designs
10/10/2013: Wooly Wonka Fibers
10/11/2013: Verdant Gryphon
10/15/2013: Impeccable Knits: Shifting Stitches
10/16/2013: Rewolluzza
10/21/2013: Knitwear Designs by Carolyn Noyes
10/22/2013: Peacefully Knitting
10/23/2013: Dark Matter Knits
10/24/2013: Turnknit: Dani Berg Designs
10/25/2013: SweetGeorgia Yarns
10/28/2013: doviejay knits
10/29/2013: Triona Designs
10/30/2013: Tactile Fiber Arts
11/4/2013: A Knitter’s Life
11/5/2013: Catchloops
11/6/2013: Yarn On The House
11/07/2013: Ramblings
11/12/2013: Hazel Knits
11/13/2013: Knitcircus
11/19/2013: indigodragonfly
11/9/2013: Fyberspates
11/25/2013: knittingkirigami
11/22013: A B-ewe-tiful Design

One month

No one warned me (or I didn’t listen) but babies are mostly sleepy in the first two weeks. It’s the few weeks after that where things get tricky (and sleep-deprived). But now that I’m in the thick of it everyone says wait until 6 or 8 weeks. Things get better again.

one month yawn

In the mean time. I’m just glad we’ve made it to one month! Now if you’ll excuse me I’m gonna go nap on the couch. Or at least try.

one month fiber baby

30 Days

Welcome to November! Have you heard of the 30 Days project yet? Let me tell you! The Loop (a LYS down in Massachusetts) is organizing this project between indie designers and YOU. For the next month they’ll be featuring another designer every day. Each designer will be offering a pattern 50% off for just that day.

One day this month will be my turn, but in the mean time check out the 30 Days hath November project over on The Loop blog and at the Fringe Association.