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
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!
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
Disclaimer: I was not paid to write this review. I used my own personal funds to purchase this product, and I do not receive compensation from the links in this post. This has been a summer of excessive stash acquisitions, and I’m here today to tell you about another tool I added to my collection… Continue reading I Got A New Toy and It’s Time to Wind!
On Wednesday night I went to see Janelle Monáe perform at the Pageant in St Louis. She was absolutely fabulous, and I still can’t believe I actually saw her live. However, I spent all day Wednesday freaking out about a bit of a fashion disaster. I had wanted to design a top to wear to… Continue reading Dirty Computer Fashion Disaster
Hey guys! Last week I showed you how to make this cute summer bag, and I promised I’d upload a tutorial on how to put chain stitches into a zipper to make it easier to sew to the crochet bag. However, my current WordPress hosting plan doesn't include video, so I've uploaded the tutorial to… Continue reading How to Sew A Zipper into Knit or Crochet Fabric (Video Tutorial!)
Hello all! Today I’ve got a free pattern and photo tutorial for you – a circular crochet shoulder bag, perfect for summer! With all the beautiful photos of Wool and the Gang’s Ra Ra Raffia on Instagram, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. I’ve been wanting a little straw bag all summer,… Continue reading Crochet Shoulder Bag Pattern and Tutorial