Category published pattern

Free Pattern: Meta’s Bonnet

Since I had my baby in August, I’ve felt a strong drive to create, to sew and to knit and to surround my little family in handmade intentions. Maybe it’s some latent nesting. I had terrible carpal tunnel throughout most of my pregnancy that affected my fine motor skills. I’m happy to report that my […]


One of my very favorite things I’ve ever knit is now out in the world! Kelbourne Woolens recently introduced another amazing yarn, Knightsbridge, a blend of baby llama, merino wool, and silk, and as part of the accompanying collection, I would like to introduce you to Harvey: Harvey is a vest that combines traditional gansey […]


As I begged off my third social engagement in as many days because of the tired, my friend Carolyn remarked that they have a saying for that in her family: “Feeling like a squashed bug that isn’t dead yet.” Yes. Accurate. Between the recent travel, a low-grade illness I picked up along the way, and […]

So much to do and things that have been done

Would you be aghast if I told you I hadn’t finished painting the trim and ceiling yet? What if I told you that we’re throwing a party with… (checks RSVPs)… 55-70 people in… (checks calendar)… 9 days? Yikes. Nik’s 30th birthday is on Thursday, and we’re having a huge party on Saturday. And I’ve done […]

A new pattern in the making and the adventure of a lifetime

May I present to you: The Grand Canyon! Sitting in a small cafe in a town outside Sedona, Arizona, I incidentally eavesdropped on a senior gentleman sharing breakfast with his equally wizened friend. “Some experiences are ineffable. Do you know that word? Ineffable. It means it can’t be described in words.” He went onto deride […]

All the knitting!

You guys. My ombré wall post from July was featured on Apartment Therapy last week! I can’t even tell you how much I love that blog or how crazy excited I am to see the small uptick in drop-bys. Welcome! The beginning of last week found me in sunny, warm San Diego for The National […]

Tundra: Elements is here!

Last winter, I knit myself a sweater. Or, it started out that way. By the time I was halfway through, the sweater had become a sample and the pattern had become a concept to launch a collection. I spent the next three months knitting seven more. On average, each sweater took about 10 days to […]

The Lottie Cowl

As summer is more decidedly nearing its close, and my home feels more decidedly settled (though not done, never done), my projects are more decidedly detailed, as well. I never really stop knitting or crocheting, even in the summer, but being able to settle in on the couch under a blanket with a cup of […]

Breda’s Cowl

I am so very thrilled that my crochet pattern, Breda’s Cowl, is featured on Martha Stewart’s craft blog, The Crafts Department, today! I love collaborating with my friends, Kate and Courtney, of Kelbourne Woolens, and being able to take part in this project has just been amazing. Road to China Light is, without question, one […]


I’m am so very excited that my new sweater patten, Eole (rav link), is now available in Tunney Wool Company‘s Spring collection of patterns. It’s made from O-Wool Classic Worsted, which is perfect for showing off all the intricate cable work, and it’s a great soft-against-the-skin, sturdy yarn, the kind of yarn you use when […]