Knitterella / 2013

  • Sweet Lattice for Baby Z

    I wasn't sure if I'd finish in time but Baby Z's blanket is done! Phew! I've knit special blankets for all of my babies before their arrival and I would have felt awful if baby #3 arrived without his first knitted blanket finished. Thankfully it's completed and it looks just beautiful in Blue Sky Alpacas' Worsted Cotton in the Mediterranean colorway.  I can't wait to meet my sweet lil boy and to wrap him up in his new blanket. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *...

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  • NEW PATTERN: Empire State

    When it comes to Knitty.com all knitters get excited when a new issue is released. Today Knitty, Deep Fall 2013 was released and what made this extra exciting for me is that I have my first ever FREE Knitty pattern in this issue!  With the debut of my Empire State design I'm SO excited to now be a part of the Knitty pattern collection! True to my graphic design aesthetic, I've taken my original graphics and translated them into a fun, bold, colorwork design. Inspiration for this design came from the stylized shapes and strong symmetry of the art deco movement. The bold lines of...

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  • Ripple Effect + Plucktember Winner!

    Thank you for all the entries to the Ripple Effect + Plucktember Giveaway. I knew this would be a hot one! Using the random number generator the winner is comment number #56… Susan Michele says..."Awesome giveaway! Thank you so much for your generosity!" Congrats Susan and thank you so much for entering! Please email me at knitterella@knitterella.com with your address info. I look forward to hearing from you and sending you your lovely winnings!

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  • NEW PATTERN: Sweet Lattice Baby Blanket

    It's been a long time in the works and I'm excited to finally be able to share with you my newest pattern, my "Sweet Lattice Baby Blanket." A seed stitch border and a simple lattice motif creates a beautiful design for this sweet blanket. Light and lofty - knit in Blue Sky Alpacas’ 100% organic Worsted Cotton yarn – it’s sure to become a treasured blanket for a special baby. This is the first ever pattern designed for baby. The cool thing is, when I started the idea for this pattern I wasn't even pregnant. Now that the pattern is finished and...

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  • Ripple Effect + Plucktember Giveaway

    Happy Labor Day! AND now that it's officially September, Happy Plucktember! If you are a Plucky fan (as I am) you have been looking forward to September 1st to start your Plucky projects in celebration of Plucktember - a month dedicated to all things Plucky! (To get more info about the group, how to join the KAL's, see prizes, follow contest links, news and more, click HERE.) I think the best way to start the celebration is to kick off Plucktember with a giveaway! Enter this giveaway and win a hardcopy of my Plucktember-specific-designed-pattern, Ripple Effect Fingerless Gloves plus one skein...

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  • Manly Mojavé

    I've got to share with you a Mojavé project from a fellow Ravelry member. Check out Lane's version that she made for her boyfriend. Once I saw this, she really got me thinking outside the box. Her project sheds a maculane light on my Mojavé that I didn't think of before. I just love the colors she picked and the edited length that she made. I think it looks so great on her man. He wears it very well, making my Mojavé pattern look uber cool and hip for a man too! I hope this project gets you thinking that maybe this fall,...

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  • Hello, Shibui!

    Boy, did I get some lovely yarn mail today… Hello, SHIBUI! My breath was taken away when I opened this lovely package. A box full of beautiful Shibui yarns! I have to say, I'm kind of embarrassed that I haven't worked with Shibui before. I don't know how I could not have either… This.Yarn.Is.Goregous. I'm very close to releasing my next pattern and once that happens, this is the yarn that I'm going to be designing with next. I'm thinking colorwork, for sure!  

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  • Have You Heard About Plucktember?

    Have you heard about Plucktember? Well, if you love Plucky (like myself and many do) you'll be excited to hear that those in The Plucky Knitter's Group and all that want to join in will be dedicating this coming September to all things Plucky! This fun event will be called Plucktember. It's a month-long festival where we'll celebrate all things Plucky. There will be KAL's, contests, new patterns, sales and prizes! To get more info about the group, how to join the KAL's, follow contest links, news and more, click HERE. As you know I love to design with Plucky...

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  • Gramps for Baby

    Thank you for much for the NEW STATIONERY LOVE! I have lots of order to fill! So glad you like them. FYI - the 20% off sale is still on. Just enter promo code NEWSTATIONERY and you'll receive 20% off all orders made through my SHOP  now through Sunday, July 7th.  * * * * * * * * * So, guess what… I'm into my 3rd trimester already. Wow! That came really fast and you know what it made me realize? I made me realize that, holy crap I'm having a baby! I mean that partly as a joke but seriously, I've been...

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  • New Stationery!

    I'm so excited to share 4 new stationery designs with you today! This new card design and the 3 new gift tag designs debuted at TNNA a couple weekends ago and they got really great feedback - and orders! It's a totally new look to my line and I had the idea for these designs but just couldn't execute the 'look' I wanted myself so I commissioned my friend and fellow designer Shell Stoll to do the illustrations. I knew she'd knock it out of the ball park right away and she did! She is an amazing artist for sure. This design set has more...

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