Coming Up Roses sock pattern

Jan 9th, 2009 patterns

Originally the exclusive pattern for the September 2008 Robyn’s Nest sock club, the Coming Up Roses sock pattern is now available to everyone as a PDF download! I had a lot of fun designing this fancy, feminine sock, and I know you will get just as much enjoyment out of knitting and wearing it. You can download the pattern for $3.95, then choose a yarn…

twisted think tank

Dec 10th, 2008 knitting, other, patterns, work

Wow, you’ve all been leaving such gracious & encouraging comments on the colorwork sock and the hot water cozy… I really appreciate that you appreciate my work! Somehow, I don’t think that today’s project is going to get as enthusiastic a response. So far, several of the people who have seen it have commented that they find it either disturbing or disgusting. I think it’s…

huggable hot water

Dec 6th, 2008 dyeing, knitting, patterns

Remember when I said I had a project coming up that needed a luxuriously touchable yarn? Here it is, the Huggable Hot Water Cozy, worked up in the soft, fuzzy angora blend, Lorna’s Laces Angel. I use a hot water bottle to warm up the bed (and my toes!) on cold nights, but I wanted something to cover up the weird rubbery texture and the…


Oct 26th, 2008 knitting, patterns
catriona back

I’ve been making daily progress on my Catriona cabled vest, and this weekend I was able to finish the back and cast on for the front. It doesn’t look very vest-y without the sleeve caps or neckline, but those cables sure do put on a show! Since the pattern is written magazine-style (in as few words as possible), and the two types of cables repeat…

chewy hazy

Sep 26th, 2008 patterns, yarn p8rn fridays
chewy spaghetti hazy

When I sold my Roof Ridge Socks pattern to Khris from Chewy Spaghetti yarns a while back, I received a box of sock yarn as part of my payment. A box of surprise yarn– I’m sure you can imagine how fun that was to open up! This is just one of the skeins that were in there: The yarn is Spaghetti II – the new…