My First Flax Sweater: Happy Birthday, Jacob!

Turning ten years old is a big deal. A decade is no short amount of time, though for me each of these past ten years elapsed with the blink of an eye. Was I not just pregnant with him a few years ago…? I have a confession: this Flax sweater is Jacob’s very first hand…

Westknits 2016 MKAL: Building Blocks Shawl

For the second year in a row, I found myself leaping into the wildly popular Westknits MKAL (Mystery Knit Along). If you are as yet unfamiliar with Westknits, where have you been–locked up in a basement? The host of the MKAL and face behind Westknits is the sensational Stephen West, whose patterns are almost always…

Another Young Einstein Baby Cardigan

When I knit my first Young Einstein cardigan back in August, my friend Amy saw the picture on Instagram and asked if she could commission me to make one for her friend’s baby. Not only did I immensely enjoy knitting the first one, but the pattern’s author, Julia Stanfield, had made the Young Einstein pattern…

Young Einstein Baby Cardigan

If you’re a knitter nerd like me, then you too must find the Young Einstein pattern by Julia Stanfield irresistible. That over-sized collar makes any baby look like a studious little adult, and what’s cuter than that? The pattern is incredibly versatile, with options for edging, sleeve, collar/hood, and the sizes range from newborn to…

Dotted Rays for Days

Typically I like to keep my knitting projects planned and orderly. This project, however, sprang from the sheer impulse to join the Dotted Rays KAL on Instagram. Not wise. But who wants to be wise ALL the time? I started the Dotted Rays shawl (pattern by West Knits) with the naivete that I would use only…

Blended Rollers

Over the past year I have seen several versions of the Rose City Rollers pattern floating around on Instagram. Whether knit in a solid color, with speckled, striped or pooling yarn, or with several yarns blended together, these socks are spunky! Naturally I went with the blended–arguably most difficult–route. Diving headlong into my stash I pulled out…

A Cardigan for Mother’s Day

Last summer I decided to knit my mom a cardigan. Having already knit a Mini Rock Rose Cardigan (pattern by schneckenstrick) for my daughter (below), I knew it was a fabulous pattern and thought the adult version would be lovely for my mom. She agreed! So I set to work knitting a Rock Rose Cardigan (again, pattern…