Wednesday, June 8, 2011

test your color skills

Found a link to this color test in the ravelry forum for local yarn shop workers. Find out how well you see color! The lower the score, the better you did. I got a zero! Yay!

Monday, June 6, 2011

a sneak peek

I've been working on my first pattern booklet recently, to be released this Fall. We did a photoshoot last week, and I'm so excited that my pile of samples has turned into something I can share!
It's a collection of women's Fall/Winter accessories, for a range of knitting skill levels. These are just a few of the shots from last week, but I think they'll give you a good feel for the book.

Stay tuned for preorder information!

I'm staying at Knots!

Yes, after having the shop for sale a few months, I've decided to take down my "for sale" sign. This year so far has been a time of tough decision making, but now that I know I'm staying at Knots, I'm so excited for the shop again! We have a lot of restocking to do, classes to plan, and more! Please let me know if there are any special yarns, fibers, weights, or brands that you would like to see at the shop. I'm going to TNNA, the Fall knitting trade show, this week, and I'm putting together quite a shopping list to take along. I'm so happy to be continuing with Knots - come join me there soon - for a class, a knitting group, or just to shop!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Knots is for sale!

So, have you ever dreamed of owning a yarn shop? Here's your chance! After many months of decision making, and a few more months of preparations, I am ready to announce that Knots is for sale. The past five years in the shop have been wonderful, and I really enjoy my time there, but I have decided to make more time for my family, teaching, and designing again as well. There are no plans to close the shop, I'm just looking for the next person to continue the Knitting on the Square legacy. It started with Amy in 2005, I took over a couple of years later, and it seems that now is the time to pass the torch again. If you are interested, please contact me at the shop.

In other exciting news, Pete and I are happy to announce that we have a third little Jackson on the way! Audrey and Liv will be big sisters again in August!

Friday, December 31, 2010

littles on ravelry

Linear and Montoya are finally on ravelry, along with their kiddie counterparts, Little Linear and Little Montoya. If you don't have the patterns already, you can download them now from the comfort of your pajamas! If you've started making them, or finished already, please post your project!

I finished all of my Christmas knitting and will post some of it soon. And, as promised, I began knitting the Glows gloves just for myself. Happy New Year everyone!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

to me from me

Sometimes, having a lot of projects that NEED to be knitted can be a drag. The lineup means you're not entitled to the thrill of a new project. Every year about this time, I set aside my current WIP's to charge into gift knitting, powering though to the Christmas deadline. I know exactly what awaits me in my knitting bag for the next 2 months. I'll be looking forward to my holiday of handknits, but it's nice to have a little incentive to make me finish those gifts on time - a light at the end of the tunnel.

So here it is - the project that I get to make for myself as soon as the list is complete!

Glows by Julia Mueller ,
knit with Dream in Color Everlasting Sock
(it's arriving at Knots sometime in the next week!)

To match my new coat, of course!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Yep, it's pink

Happy birthday to me, courtesy of Cleveland Craigslist. Salmon pink vinyl and formica are totally kid-friendly and play-doh ready. Just bring on the fingerpaints!