Author Archives: Jen

When Mommy’s supposed to be working

My kids think I can make just about anything with yarn. Don’t raise the subject around Jeffrey unless you want to hear all about my total mastery with knitting needles – he will be happy to inform you. Lexie will frequently ask me to make a little this or a small that, full of childish […]

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One of my more unusual inspirations

One of the accounts I follow on Twitter is Earth Pics. Most of their pictures are vibrant landscapes or cityscapes, and I like all the eye candy. Occasionally they’ll retweet other picture-based accounts, or post pictures of animals, and I’ve enjoyed them all…but none have affected me (on a design level) as much as… (don’t […]

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Sometimes, you have a picture in your head of exactly what you want a knit item to look like…and to your delight, the swatch matches your mental picture. Sometimes, what comes off the needles isn’t anything close to what you pictured, and design “progress” is measured in negative numbers. Sometimes, progress is continuous and rapid. […]

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Summer school

It’s been a while since I’ve gone to school, but I just received my first homework assignment in…heck, over a decade. (Ugh. I shouldn’t have calculated that.) At any rate, I’m taking a class for the first time in a while: Joeli Caparco’s Tech Editing course. I was interested in the course from the first […]

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Exciting happenings…

It’s been a bit of a roller coaster at Magpie Knitter Designs recently, but things are most definitely hitting a high right now! Let’s start with the handdyed yarn I picked up at Knot Just Yarn during day 3 of the LYS Tour this year – the Eweneek Boo-Yah! in Moss: The color attracted me […]

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