Every now and then I discover something that sparks a flurry of creativity. Perhaps "flurry" isn't the word...more like a snowstorm! Over the Thanksgiving holiday I found these little cuties and rushed to click on the Free Pattern links. But when I did, there was no pattern to be found. Not even the website. For … Continue reading Kork Nisses Discovered and Designed
A creative life is rarely a straight arrow path. Perhaps precisely because it IS creative, the path is winding and circuitous, with many side trails leading off the main one which eventually brings you back on track or becomes the new main path. This is how my own creative life has felt for nearly 20 years. I … Continue reading Knitterly Arts Podcast!
"Three little pumpkins sitting on a rail..." Well, that's as far as my rhyming mind will take me today. I had thoughts of: "One said, 'Hey, won't you go my bail?" no, no, that won't do! Or: "One said, Hey, better check your e-mail!" ugh. Not good. So I'm just gonna leave it alone and … Continue reading Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice!
I am finally finished typing up and can now offer to you two new crochet patterns! FREE for the making! Two things for warmth...one for your hands... And one for your shoulders... You could even crochet them with coordinating colors! Ooooohhhh....that would be fun! Both are simple designs using basic crochet stitches. I designed them for my beginning to … Continue reading Two New FREE Patterns to Crochet!
Here's where it all starts. Make a slip knot and begin. Cast on a desired number of stitches and then work the rest of the piece from there. There's no way around it really. You have to cast on. Even if it's only two stitches. Or two hundred. This is how we begin. Yet it … Continue reading Cast On
Making lines with a pen is grand. Splashing on a little watercolor is divine. But drawing and painting with fibers seems to take artistic expression to a different plane altogether. Freeform crochet allows me to create lines for sure. As I choose the yarns in all their varied colors and textures, it's as if my … Continue reading Fiber As Medium
Several years ago I designed this poncho from leftover yarns in my stash. It is one of my favorite things to wear when the temperatures turn cool and is often a conversation starter. Sometime last year I started a second one using all greens and have just recently finished it. While it is still too … Continue reading Dreamy Poncho Revisited
After last week's move of three kids into their new "homes", I've needed this week to mend. Oldest daughter is now happily situated at Wingate University for her final year. Middle son is LOVING his first days as a freshman at East Carolina University. And youngest is enjoying her new "big kid" room she moved into … Continue reading Knitting Up the Un-Ravelled Sleave…
Pas de Deux Shawl designed by Jennifer Edwards available for purchase on ETSY Designing and knitting a shawl mirrors life in uncanny ways. You begin with an idea, sketched out, roughly drawn and planned. Knitting begins, slowly working out stitch counts, rows, frogging stitches (and rows!) until it takes the shape you were aiming for. … Continue reading New Knitted Shawl Design*
I mean, who really cares about whether the points on a knitted washcloth are pointier than previously knitted? I certainly don't care one way or the other...but therein lies the fun of it all! So, I finally finished my Hitchhiker Shawl, and oh what a nail-biting finish that was! Only about 2 1/2 inches of … Continue reading Pointier Points & Other Weighty Matters