French Vanilla Sweater

Sometimes we start a project super eager, enthusiastic, and with a ton of drive and desire to get it done. And then.... Yeah, it's one of those projects. The thing is, it shouldn't have been. This sweater is self-designed, and it's made to be simple. It is a tube with arm holes. There are no… Continue reading French Vanilla Sweater


Punk is Not Dead

My latest pattern is now available on the shop tab above, via Ravelry, or in my Gumroad storefront. Patrons get a free download, otherwise it's $1.99. The pattern is written for one size, but includes directions for adjusting the size up and down and also how to manage floats and tension issues.


New Pattern

It occurred to me this week that I had a finished pattern sitting on my hard drive that was lacking only photographs. I'd put off the pictures initially because it meant putting on makeup and pants, and then before I knew it three months had gone by. Whoops. Iced Pumpkin Spice is a free, fitted… Continue reading New Pattern

books, knitting

Giving the Boot

...A new set of boot toppers. I love my boots. But I have a weird thing, especially with my knee high boots--I hate the sound the zipper pull makes when I walk. I'm also a bit knock-kneed, so sometimes they rub together. Enter a pair of neutral boot cuffs. I knit these using some random… Continue reading Giving the Boot


Phryne’s Favorite Cloche

It's been a long time since I put out a pattern, hasn't it? A few months ago, I announced I was stepping back from knitwear design. I'm still not really "back in the saddle" but during the technological failure that was Nanowrimo, I happened across an old, unpublished-but-almost-complete pattern on my old desktop, and decided… Continue reading Phryne’s Favorite Cloche


Secret and Not-So-Secret Messages

Guess whose birthday it is: Hermes turns 6 today. Since I'm not one of those crazy people who throws parties or bakes cakes for their pets (though he will get an extra serving of canned food and a lot of snuggles today) I am not above using his birthday as an excuse to have a… Continue reading Secret and Not-So-Secret Messages

knitting, Uncategorized

OMG Rainbows!!

Rainbow Newborn CardiganYarn: Bernat Mossaic in "Calypso". Used about 3/4 of a ball, though that was mostly in scraps. Needles: US 9/5.5 mm Pattern: improvised Gauge: 4sts x 4" I've been sitting on this post for ages, waiting to share pictures until after the finished items had reached their intended recipient. I made these back… Continue reading OMG Rainbows!!



I started on the test knit for Northman last night. I want to make sure my math is accurate with a different number of cast on stitches, so I'm using a slightly different yarn. For this one, I'm only doing the band of faire isle at the brim (mostly because I had to double strand… Continue reading Teaser


Crocheted Hand Towel Tutorial (incomplete)

I'm hoping to add some pictures to this tutorial soon, but, as we all know, I'm not that great when it comes to picture taking. Crocheted Hand Towels—Advanced (makes two) Materials: 1 hand towel (cheaper is better) 1 ball of 100% cotton yarn to match the towel. I used Sugar ‘n’ Cream. Matching sewing thread… Continue reading Crocheted Hand Towel Tutorial (incomplete)