Photoshoot

  For me, one of the hardest parts of getting a pattern published is the photoshoot. I’m lucky that my go-to model is my daughter, Connie — 23, very pretty with a great figure.  Although she’s generous with her time, now that she’s out of school and working full-time, its harder for us to schedule. […]

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Claire Tank

The Claire Tank was released this week in the spring/summer 2016 issue of knit.wear (formerly knit.purl which was formerly knit.wear) .  This design had been kicking around in my head for the past few years in various iterations, including a textured colorblock mid-panel.  In the end, though, it was best with some side vents and the […]

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Ethel Rose Knits

I’m off on a new adventure with my friend and fellow designer, Sima Brason.  We have some new designs and we’re teaching some classes in the NY/NJ area.  Ethel Rose Knits is our collaboration and we’ve named it for our maternal grandmothers ~ Ethel is hers and Rose is mine.  Pellegrino, pictured below, is my […]

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Barnstorming

This morning I released Barnstorm, a roomy pullover with just a bit (26 rows) of colorwork. When the fall and winter set in, I am always cold.  So originally, my idea for this pullover was to create something a tad oversized, warm and appropriate for wearing inside or as a layering piece, outside.  To make Barnstorm casual and add comfort, I added […]

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Can you feel it?

Yesterday felt like spring and today did not.  Yesterday I stood on the train platform soaking up the sun like a cat on a window ledge.  It was only in the high 40s, but it felt so good after the long long long long winter dreariness and cold. Another sign of spring…the new issue of […]

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PMK Group

I’ve been busy. Two weeks ago, after much thinking, deliberation and debating (with myself), I started a new ravelry group… Paper Moon Knits, devoted to my designs. The deliberation mostly involved whether I would have the time to actually devote to the group and keep it going.  With the help of my three close knitting […]

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As a result…

My recent jaunt into cataloguing my stash led me to think about some UFOs I have going. There’s a few random socks, a Pomatomus for me and a pair of my own design for P. Then there was this by Kim Hargreaves.  I actually know when I began this (…summer of 2009…went on a cruise for C’s […]

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