Life, travel, WIPs

Knitting While Walking and Other Adventures

It’s been a busy week since I last posted. I’m still getting settled in my new home in Dublin, and figuring out the routine with the boys – they both play about a million sports and the only homework they need help with is in a language I don’t speak, so it’s been an interesting… Continue reading Knitting While Walking and Other Adventures

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Life, travel, WIPs

Fáilte Go mBaile Átha Cliath !

On Tuesday, I boarded a flight from Boston to Dublin to start my next adventure: working as an au pair for a family in South Dublin for a year. I figured au pairing was the perfect way to really integrate myself into the culture by living with the family and being a huge part of… Continue reading Fáilte Go mBaile Átha Cliath !

My Designs, Tutorials

How to Graft Live Stitches Together with Kitchener Stitch

Hello all! This week I’m going to show you how to use Kitchener stitch to graft live stitches together, as per the title of this post. I’m also going to plug my new design that goes live on Ravelry TODAY: The Climbing Rope Cowl! The pattern is 50% off this weekend only, so grab it… Continue reading How to Graft Live Stitches Together with Kitchener Stitch

Design Process

Design Upgrades

Like most knitwear designers, when I first started I had no idea what I was doing. I don’t have a background in graphic design, so my patterns weren’t the most visually pleasing. But I’ve been learning a lot in the past several months, and I decided to re-release all of my previous designs with a… Continue reading Design Upgrades

Design Process, Life

Initiate Knit Design Workshop!

Over the past 11 days, I’ve been working on a project for the Initiate Knit Design workshop run by Aroha Knits. Even though I have already published a few of my own patterns, I decided to sign up for this workshop (it’s free!) to see what more I could learn and to push me outside… Continue reading Initiate Knit Design Workshop!

Life

Answering the Call

Right now I am working through the Initiate Knit Design workshop, run by Frenchie from Aroha Knits. I’ve swatched, ripped back, re-swatched, ripped back, and re-reswatched, and now I’m ready to cast on for real! But more on that story on Friday. Today I want to talk about mermaids. This summer I participated in my… Continue reading Answering the Call