Instant September

I decided it would be fun to show you some of my September through the lens of my Instagram feed. (Feel free to follow me!) It isn’t a detailed commentary on my month, but it gives a fun (at least to me) view of what I’ve been doing this month.


Revisiting one of my favorite books (The Swan Thieves) yet again…I love books that are like old friends.


Start of school wish from the neighborhood elementary school


Working on pattern photos for an upcoming fall pattern release


Seriously loving this color combo #knitting #maizenblue


What the dark blue was really for…I love this project.


Baby dress in progress…the FO is gorgeous.


All done! (I get to give this to its rightful owner next Saturday. I’m so excited.)


  Finished baby dress…I love this.


Just starting my lady sunnyside…I’m really liking cables in ravine


   Comerica Park…the happiest place on earth


   Love. (Rick Porcello, my Tiger.)


  Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.


win or lose…I’ll always love you. #baseball #detroitpride #tigers


We want a (blackberry) shrubbery!


Behold a shrubbery!


Soy blackberry latte…happy Michaelmas to me!


Blocking on my bed…part of me wants to keep this.


They actually spelled my name correctly.


Fall 2014 Bucket List

I’ve come to the conclusion that fall is probably my favorite season. So I’m making myself a fall 2014 to-do list. I’m posting it here, and I’ll be updating it periodically on my blog and occasionally on my instagram feed.

  1. Visit Grand Rapids.
  2. Apple picking
  3. Make a homemade apple pie
  4. Pumpkin ale
  5. Long walks
  6. Cozy scarves and cowls…maybe at least one that I made?
  7. Boots and jeans
  8. Caramel apples
  9. Pumpkin pie
  10. Pumpkin spice lattes
  11. Photoshoot in a leaf pile…maybe for a new design?
  12. Fall cookies
  13. A nature walk with the camera
  14. Make a sweater in November (National Sweater Month)

So that’s my fall 2014 bucket list thus far. What should I add?  What’s on yours?

Evelyn Sneak Peak

Over the past few months, I’ve been slowly but surely working on a new pattern. It’s a cowl, and I’ve named it Evelyn. My first design sample is done; actually it has been for a while. And I thought I’d share two snaps of it with the Internet. I’m working on making a second cowl at the moment to make sure that the pattern is accurate, and then I’m hoping to have it ready for publication by late October.

But for now…meet Evelyn! I knit her on size 5 needles with a bit less than a skein of Tanis Fiber Arts puple label in the gorgeous colorway Stained Glass from a December Etsy update.

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Happy Saturday, and happy knitting!

(If you’re wondering, the book in my hands is Falling Together by Marisa de los Santos.)