The Rainbow and the West Wind

Because I love Malabrigo Yarn so much, this pattern will be 10% off until Nov 1, 2018 with code MALABRIGO. I am celebrating the release of this pattern with a The Rainbow and the West Wind KAL running until November 25, 2018! Come join the KAL and knit up your own rainbow in the Yarning for Whimsy group. There will…

Raindrops on Roses Shawl

Raindrops on Roses, originally published in the Fibre Muse Quarterly Dreamer 2018 issue, is a crescent-shaped shawl inspired by the storms and blooms that spring brings (and The Sound of Music, one of my favorite musicals). This shawl is knit in two colors – one variegated yarn used to represent a field of flowers, and another…

Starlight Mountains Hat and Cowl

Last year, I designed my Starlight Mountains Mittens for a friend who frequently goes hiking in the Rockies. I wanted to knit up a landscape to match those he might see on just such a hike – a lake slightly ruffled by a breeze, a mountain range, a few wisps of cloud, and a beautiful…

Mr. Wednesday

I’ve been a mythology nerd pretty much my entire life. Greek, Norse, Japanese, you name it, I love it all. So, when I picked up Neil Gaiman’s excellent book American Gods, I was immediately enthralled by his modern take on my mythological favorites. I found Mr. Wednesday, Gaiman’s sly, American version of Odin, to be…

Starlight Mountains Mittens

I originally designed these mittens for a friend who lives in Colorado and frequently goes hiking in the Rockies (lucky!). I wanted to knit up a colorwork landscape to match those he might see on just such a hike – a lake slightly ruffled by a breeze, a mountain range, a few wisps of cloud,…

Walk the Moon Hat

“Different colors / We carry each other / We’re just different colors / This is why we’re biting the bullet / We know the kids are right. “ “Different Colors”, Talking is Hard, Walk the Moon I designed this hat as a gift for one of my closest friends. A couple of years ago, she introduced…

Double Rainbow Cowl

On the last day of our Disney World honeymoon, my husband and I hopped on the monorail at the Magic Kingdom and looked out the window to see a beautiful double rainbow. I snapped a picture of it and it has quickly become of one my favorite photos from the honeymoon – it’s such a…

Pop Pop Pom Pom Hat

Do you ever procrastinate on your gift knitting and then suddenly find yourself needing to knit like the wind to make the giving deadline? I know I do! So, I am always on the lookout for patterns that I can stitch up quickly into cute presents for friends and family (or myself). When the idea…

Craigh na Dun Shawl

I am celebrating the release of this pattern with a Craigh na Dun KAL running until Nov 4, 2018 (Season 4 premiere day!). Come join the KAL and fend off the dregs of Droughtlander with us in the Yarning for Whimsy group. There will be a prize for each and every FO! Release Week Discount! 10% off through Monday, Sep…

A Beauty but a Funny Girl Shawl

“Now it’s no wonder that her name means beauty – Her looks have got no parallel. But behind that fair façade, I’m afraid she’s rather odd. Very diff’rent from the rest of us is Belle… Look there she goes, a girl who’s strange but special, A most peculiar mademoiselle, It’s a pity and a sin…

Bellflower Hat

As a celebration of my fifth pattern release and Malabrigo March, I am offering this pattern as a free Ravelry download. If you enjoy this pattern and would like to hear more from me, please subscribe to my periodic newsletter which includes more free patterns, pattern discounts, information on new pattern releases, knitting tips, and more….