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Garter Stitch Bow Cowl {Iron Craft Challenge}

garthered bow cowl

The Iron Craft challenge for this week was to make something cozy, and since I’m working on knitting a bunch of cowls for husband’s team for Christmas, I decided to consider one of them my challenge project. This is a super easy knit even if you’re completely new to knitting because it’s all Garter Stitch. It’s knit flat and sewn ... Read More »

Knit Oak Leaf in Fall Colors {Iron Craft Challenge}

knit oak leaf

I used to participate in the Iron Craft Challenge over at Just Crafty Enough all the time, but then I got busy with the book and had no time for extra crafting, and then the book was done but I didn’t feel like making anything or wasn’t sure what to make. But this week it just happened that the prompt ... Read More »

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}

site stats

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 »