My First Knitathon

A few weekends ago, I participated in the Project Knitwell 2023 Knitathon.  Project Knitwell is a lovely organization whose mission is to help people facing challenges by providing knitting instruction and shared community opportunities that promote wellness and resilience.  As I’ve mentioned before in a previous blog, knitting became an anchor for me when I was drowning inContinue reading “My First Knitathon”

Technique Tuesday – Slipped & Elongated Stitches

Happy Tuesday! Today I am going to show you the pattern I’m using in my latest design. The design is a baby blanket that is knit in panels using a slipped stitch. The pattern is from Barbara Walker’s Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns and I’ve had my eye on using it for a while. AsContinue reading “Technique Tuesday – Slipped & Elongated Stitches”

“There Are No Deadlines”

The past few weeks have been a long stretch of life’s complications and stress leaving little room for knitting or writing. I finished a new design three weeks ago, but found little time to write up the pattern. Hours of Zoom meetings at the job that pays the bills, left me less than eager toContinue reading ““There Are No Deadlines””

Support, Encouragement & Love

Last week was a great week.  I accomplished a long held goal.  I’m no longer an aspiring knitting pattern designer, I AM a knitting pattern designer.  I published my very first knitting pattern on Ravelry this past Wednesday. You can find it here.   More importantly, I was reminded of how supportive and uplifting most people can be.  We oftenContinue reading “Support, Encouragement & Love”

What The Heck is Tech Editing?

It has been a busy week since posting about about my first venture into designing.  Thank you for all the love and support!  Since last week, I wrote up the pattern using Stitchmastery and Microsoft Word.  I’m a self-taught Word user and Stitchmastery, a program for designing knitting charts and instructions, is completely new to me. There wasContinue reading “What The Heck is Tech Editing?”

Taking Scissors to A Knitted Garment

In my last post, I mentioned knitting my first steek.  For those not familiar with knitting, when you knit a colorwork pattern, it is much easier to knit in the round because you are only knitting every row and not purling on the wrong side rows as you would if knitting a flat piece.  This works greatContinue reading “Taking Scissors to A Knitted Garment”

Being A Maker

Earlier this week, I was asked how long I’ve been knitting. The simple answer is for over 35 years. But the story is much more than that. Making things with my hands has always been a part of who I am.  I can always remember creating things:  drawings, stories or stuff out of fabric scraps or cardboard.  MyContinue reading “Being A Maker”


“I could never do that.  I don’t have the patience.”  I get that comment a lot when I post pictures of my knits on social media.  I usually just smile or respond with “Knitting doesn’t require patience, it teaches it.”  I’ve been thinking about that a lot this past week as I’ve worked on my knitting.   I generally haveContinue reading “Patience”