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Pattern Release – Expanding Rib Hat

Yesterday I released a pattern that I have been working on for quite some time.  This small, very basic pattern, took me just over a year to write.  I first had the idea just over a year ago, when A group on Ravelry, Hats For Sailors, which organizes volunteer knitters who make hats for every… Continue reading Pattern Release – Expanding Rib Hat

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Pattern Release – Paws Around My Neck (Cowl)

I am extremely happy to announce the release of my newest pattern, Paws Around My Neck (cowl).  Until the end of day Sunday, it’s 30% off in my Ravelry store using the coupon code “PAWS”. It is a quick and fun knit utilizing a fairly basic lace pattern, knit in the round, suitable for the… Continue reading Pattern Release – Paws Around My Neck (Cowl)

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Singularity Shawl – Pattern Release

Good morning! What an exciting day!  Today I have released my latest pattern design on ravelry.  Until the end of day today (Oct 17, 2016 EST), you can obtain it for free on ravelry using coupon code “SSOCT” (without the quotes). I would like to take the time to thank all of my pattern testers… Continue reading Singularity Shawl – Pattern Release

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Test Knitting (or Crocheting)

What on earth is “test knitting” you might be wondering.  Well, there are lovely groups on Ravelry that pair up pattern designers with knitters (or crocheters) that are willing to test your pattern out to make sure that it is well written and with no errors. It is a mutually beneficial arrangement, which are the best kind!… Continue reading Test Knitting (or Crocheting)

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Crochet to the Rescue! (Free Bookmark Pattern)

Last week we arrived at the boat for our vacation and the first morning my husband pulls out his book and looked a little distressed.  Turns out that he forgot to bring a bookmark. Yarny wife to the rescue!  I pull out my hook roll that I packed (with only a few select tools as… Continue reading Crochet to the Rescue! (Free Bookmark Pattern)

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So you want to be a knitter – Lesson 2

This is a follow up post to “So you want to be a knitter”.  In lesson 1, we finished with downloading our pattern from Ravelry.  Lesson 2 begins with setting up your project and the making sure you have the requirements. Lesson 2:  Project Set-up (Ravelry and Requirements) Part one:  Ravelry Setting up your project in Ravelry… Continue reading So you want to be a knitter – Lesson 2