Thursday, July 24, 2014


I've been wanting to knit these two skeins up in something together ever since I swatched for something else using some leftover Bark from my Cinnamon Scone cowl and leftover Weathervane from a shawl. (I had to substitute Forge for Weathervane since I couldn't get any more.)

This is my Rumple Scrap scarf/wrap -

The colors make me really happy :)

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Late Summer KAL!!

I'm so excited about this pattern and this knit-a-long :)  I love hoodies. I thought a lot about what I wanted in a knitted one. A hood of course -

and a kangaroo pocket -

big buttons with button loops -

Long long sleeves -

and a split garter hem -

I love wearing these!

Because there are so many parts to a hoodie and because some people find the top-down simultaneous sleeve sweater construction intimidating, I'm hosting a KAL in my Ravelry group. Tips and chat, pictures and prizes! Part 1 goes out on August first. Right now you can download the planning sheet so you can find your yarn, pick your size, check your gauge. I think the KAL is going to be a lot of fun - I hope you'll join us!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Summer knits on sale!

Sale includes all patterns in this bundle - Summer Knits

Monday, May 5, 2014

Beach brain

I love the ocean. Growing up my favorite times were when our family went to the beach for a week or two. When I had my own family it continued to be a favorite spot for us to unwind and reconnect. I am usually with people who like to go and do while we're at the beach - amusement parks, water slides, shopping, sight-seeing - but once I'm at the beach I just want to stay put because there's just nothing better. And I love any beach - north or south, sandy or rocky, calm or stormy. Even though I didn't mind all the snow and cold weather we got this winter, I did seem to start thinking about the beach pretty seriously toward the end of it and I gravitated towards colors and designs inspired by the sea.

Sea Salt

Pawleys Shawl

Sun Tea

Monday, March 31, 2014

Yarn Shop Envy

This past weekend I had a trunk show and did a class at Knitters Nook in Columbus Indiana. Nyra should probably be glad I don't live nearby because I would be sitting on her couch knitting ALL THE TIME. She has such a fabulous shop - beautiful and well laid out, stocked with great yarn and supplies, and really nice, friendly, helpful staff. Her customers are awesome too. I have to admit that it was a little hard to get geared up to do this after the events of the past month, but I'm so glad I did! My husband went along to help with the driving and we both had a great time. Columbus is a very cool city and we are grateful that we got the chance to spend some time there. Here are a few photos -


Merrywood looked right at home on the shop couch.

Alicia stayed busy winding yarn.

It was grey and rainy outside but bright and cheerful inside!

That's Nyra on the left.

It was a shop birthday/pajama party Saturday night! (Not quite ready in this photo but everyone looks happy!)

Being serious :)
Thank you Nyra and everyone in Columbus for making us feel so welcome!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Dragonstone KAL!

On March 15 I will finally be able to make Dragonstone available for general purchase! To celebrate I am hosting a KAL in my group on Ravelry.

There will be lots of yarny prizes, including 2 sets of yarn to make the shawl with that will be given in random drawings to first day purchasers (March 15 EDT).

See the KAL thread for the other prizes. The pattern will also be on sale for 40% off through March 19 (EDT).

Hope to see you in the KAL thread! The more the merrier :)

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Winter is staying....

So I get to wear the two cowls I made from leftovers :)

You may recognize all my sweater yarns from the last 3 months -

and my Christmas cowl yarns -

The pattern is Aftermath and it is 40% off through March 9th!

I hope I'm not delaying spring because I'm working on a summer tee right now....