Category Archives: Design Process

Patterns, revisited

I’m getting back at it by revisiting some old designs. First up on my to-do list is No Capes! No Capes! was originally published in Petite Purls, which is no longer online. As the rights have returned to me, I’ve decided this is a good time to fix a few things with the original design […]

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Being enough

When the letter came home from the kids’ school, I automatically handed it over to my husband. “Career Day is coming up, if you wanted to volunteer.” “Sure,” he said. “Are you going to?” The question caught me off guard. Me? Uh…did I really qualify as enough of a designer to talk to someone about […]

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My color journey

I have a secret. My design aesthetic tends towards quick knits, with simple details that add a lot of punch and sometimes look more difficult and involved than they actually are, like the change of direction in Mossy Bells or the colorwork in Freckles & Ruffles. That’s not the secret, obviously. The secret is that […]

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A new design collaboration…

…with my son. He of the scary shark t-shirt. It all started with a recent weekend trip to Mt. Rainier to do a bit of hiking. This is something Steve’s been dying to do since we moved out here, but which was hard to do when he’s been deployed pretty much since we moved out […]

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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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