January 2013

Assessing

Assessing

About two years ago I decided to dedicate a year to submitting designs for books and magazines. I wanted to experience the process and grow as a designer. That first year quietly expanded and became two years. And really, I needed to see the fruits of my efforts. Some calls for submission are sent out so far in advance of the publication date that at the end of the first year, I only saw two of the designs in print. Almost two years later I have a better sense of that first year. read more

Lady Emmeline

Lady Emmeline

The new issue of Petite Purls is up and it includes one of my latest patterns: Lady Emmeline. The rich, visual texture of the two slipped-stitch patterns paired with the royal colourway really felt like fabrics that a French courtesan might wear. (Petite Purls is not longer available, but the pattern is still available through me.) I recently read a book where the characters were introduced to King Louis XIV at Versailles. In addition to the excessive meals and opulent costumes, the gardens were also described in detail. I could just imagine a little read more

A Knitter’s Haul

A Knitter’s Haul

I received some wonderful gifts over the holiday season. As my birthday is three days before Christmas I received a double dose of knitterly gifts from my loved ones. The Jewellery My husband gave me this beautiful sterling silver shawl pin by Plover Designs. The husband and wife team have a great little Etsy shop where they sell their designs in copper and recycled aluminum as well as sterling silver. Shawl pins, stitch markers and Portuguese knitting pins are the knit themed offerings among read more