Finishing Fun!

Two finished projects this week. First, there’s the incredibly silly-fun superhero mask I crocheted at Michelle’s house last week: Yarn is Red Heart Super Saver. Pattern is improvised/freeform. Perhaps I will write it up, though, so you all can join in the fun! Next, a pair of socks for my friend “Jane”: Used the random […]

Pattern Selection, Knitty, Stockton, and More Shout-Outs

Picking a Pattern One of the hardest parts of my job is selecting a pattern for each issue. It is, in fact, the impossible task, because I get some really great, creative designs, and I want to publish them all! If i could, I would print seven patterns in each issue, but the financial reality […]

Stitches West, Pattern Designs, and New Shops on the Locator Page

Stitches West! Stitches West was a blast! This was my first year attending. Last year, I read about it on blogs and on Ravelry, and I thought “wow, that sounds like fun, but it also sounds so… insular!” It was not insular. There was knitting. Classes. Knitting. Marketplace. Crochet. Impromptu lessons. Spinning. Products of all […]