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My Crazy Process

slip stitch knitting

A long-ago colleague of mine, fiction writer Lori Ericson, contacted me recently and asked me if I wanted to be part of a blog tour on different writers’ processes. I said sure, not really thinking about what it would mean to share how I work, because it’s a little crazy. Oh well, too late! I hope you enjoy learning a ... Read More »

The Day I Learned the Power of Social Media {Craft Your Blog}

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This story is not about this blog, it’s about one of my crafting sites, the knitting page at Craft Gossip. It’s basically a blog, where I write about what’s going on in the knitting world, share free patterns I like, occasionally do book reviews and have an almost-weekly giveaway of a knitting book or tool. This month I’ve been doing ... Read More »

Last-Minute Knit Tree Ornament {Iron Craft Challenge}

knit tree ornament

This week’s Iron Craft challenge was an opportunity to redo a past challenge if we’d missed one or just wanted to try one again. The only one I know for sure that I’ve skipped is that most recent one, which was about making something for the holidays. I guess I just didn’t have anything finished and I was busy and ... Read More »

A Crafty Fall To-Do List

knit candy corn

Today is the first day it’s actually felt like fall might be coming to Arkansas. As I write this it’s a lovely 82 degrees outside and the window right behind me is open. Love it. I’ve been a little reluctant for it to be fall, which is weird, because it’s my favorite. I guess it’s just a reminder of how ... Read More »

You Must Remember This

knitting book

As you all must be aware by now, I have a book that just came out. Now, I am a relatively rational person. I understand that publishing a book is a big deal. Someone who has never even met me in person liked my online presence enough to ask me to submit a proposal, worked on the publisher’s end to ... Read More »

Things I Love: UncommonGoods (Plus a Design Contest)

It’s been a long time since I did a Things I Love post, but I wanted to let you in on my gift-giving secret. I love UncommonGoods. If you haven’t seen it, you must go check it out. It’s a website and they also have a catalog (which I happened to get in the mail yesterday) chock-full of really interesting, ... Read More »

Thoughts on a New Book

quick & easy baby knits

If you follow me anywhere on social media, you probably already know that my book, Quick & Easy Baby Knits has been released out into the world. (And if you don’t follow me on social media, go click on some of those buttons at the top right, why don’t you?) This came as a bit of a shock, because its ... Read More »

No Time to Create {One Little Word}

create growth

It actually doesn’t come as that much of a surprise to me that I’ve kind of washed out of One Little Word. It’s hard for me to focus on anything — even when it’s just one little thing — for a whole month, let alone a whole year. I think I did really well for the first couple of months. ... Read More »

Notes from the Road – Yarn Harlot Edition

knitting by the fire

I had such an amazing fun weekend at Mount Magazine with 18 other knitters and the Yarn Harlot, aka Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. For the uninitiated, Stephanie is probably the only knitting humor writer to come out of Canada, and because you can’t quite make a living writing knitting humor, she also teaches and speaks about knitting. This weekend was a retreat ... Read More »

And Then, Things Got Real

knitting book samples

I’m having a lot of trouble focusing today (which is actually yesterday, as you read this, but I’m sure it’s still true). For one thing, the major backyard renovation that’s been going on for a month (except for those two weeks in the middle when it wasn’t going) has gone into overdrive with the pouring of mass quantities of concrete. ... Read More »

Some Thoughts on Passion, Faith, and Growing up

lace knitting magic

The other morning the Bit and I were snuggling in bed, trying to keep the day from starting, and she asked me “what do you want to be when you grow up?” The question kind of startled me. First, because I figured she thought I was already a grownup (she’s pretty sure that happens around age 12). Second, because I ... Read More »