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I'm a married knitter, crocheter, and newbie spinner living in the Maryland suburbs with my photographer- computer geek hubby, 3 cats, and 3 dogs. And yarn. A LOT of yarn. Just ask my hubby.

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I’m Trying Not to Brag.

This is page 11 of the October issue of Simply Knitting (a kick-ass UK-based knitting magazine)

Do you see what I am talking about? Look at the bottom of the page. Here. Closer.

Yes, that is my “Jack Sparrow’s Favorite Socks” pattern, featured as one of their “Five Things.” […]

Jack Sparrow’s Favorite Socks

Okay, so maybe I’m taking some liberties with assuming they would be his favorite socks. Kind of tempting to make some and mail them to Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom, though, just to see how grateful they would be for fabulous handknit socks… Where was I? Oh yeah, the Pirate Socks: Materials: MC – Lorna’s […]

Jessica – A Felted Purse Pattern

Jessica – A Felted Purse

My hairstylist is very big on pink (She had pink streaks in her hair when I first met her). She saw one of the felted bags I had made for myself and jokingly asked me to make one for her. I decided to design a little fluffy bag for her […]

Geek Chic Dice Bags Pattern

Geek Chic Dice Pouch

Since hubby is a hard-core D&D geek, he has lots of dice. I decided that he needed a nifty bag to keep them in, so I made the red version. Then I decided I wanted it for my dice, and made the felted version for him. The smallest one was made […]

Red "Shopping Spree" Poncho Pattern

Shopping Spree Poncho So named because hubby and I ran around the yarn section of AC Moore grabbing every red yarn we liked until we found a combination that seemed perfect.(Adapted from Melanie Scoles’ “That Seventies Poncho” in Debbie Stoller’s Stitch ‘n Bitch Nation. Lace edging pattern from “Tricia’s Shawl” in Sally Melville’s The Knitting […]

Knitting Patterns

So, I got a very sweet message from merrymom today, asking about the pattern for my red poncho. I adapted it from “That Seventies Poncho” in Stitch ‘n Bitch Nation, adding the cables and the edging and the turtleneck. So, I have written it up, as well as the one for the dice bags I […]

Jayne Hat pattern

There has been some discussion of the Jayne hats on the Knittyboards of late, so I figured I’d post the pattern I worked out for the hats I made for Kris and Ed.

Jayne Hat

Cascade 220, doubled throughout – 1 skein each in colors 7825 (orange), 9404 (yellow), and 9444 (red) – makes 2 […]