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letter A motif swatch

Today’s Motif of the Week is brought to you by the letter A! Well, more accurately, I am bringing you the letter A this week. I know have mentioned here recently that I’ve got ants in my pants for a new hobby, rubber stamping. Rob came through with an early holiday present, faithful enabler that [...]


the key

knitted swatch of key motif

The key to knitting these intarsia motifs is: bobbins. I don’t wind my yarn onto actual bobbins, but I use several different strands to serve their purpose. In lieu of physical bobbins, I just cut the working yarns into several lengths: long enough to hopefully not run out before the swatch is done, but short [...]

knitted sushi (nigiri)

I think I’ve said before that I’m trying not to do too many food images for the Motif Monday series. Now I know why I should stick to that intention… Working on this swatch and writing this post is making me hungry! I’m a huge sushi fan, and if you are too, then today’s Motif [...]


I know I promised to start producing by-request motifs, but I couldn’t resist another seasonal one first. I just love autumn… October and November are easily my favorite months of the year, and the seasons really do affect the direction of my creative endeavors, and I had to do a fall-theme motif this week. An [...]

knitted jack-o-lantern chart

Sorry. ‘Tis the season for seasonal imagery! So many of these late-in-the-year holidays and climatic changes are just so iconic, they beg to be made into knitting charts. I had to go there! Besides, now somebody’s desperate need to embellish a knitting project with a jack-o-lantern chart can now be fulfilled. Every year in late [...]

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