suddenly it’s Rhinebeck time!

Geez, I knew it had been awhile since I’d blogged, but I didn’t realize just how long it had been! In September I was consumed with very tight deadline projects, but I got 5 projects out the door (2 knit by sample knitters, thank you so much ladies) and now I hardly know what to do with myself! I also missed submitting to some design calls while I was busy, so I don’t have anything currently lined up. I’m sure that’ll change though.

I do have some new patterns out though! Sometimes it’s difficult for me to tell if I’m actually accomplishing anything, but when designs are released I feel a little better about the amount of work I’ve done this year.

Photo by Feel Good Yarn Company

Another sweater pattern with Feel Good Yarn Company, called Claremont! Big thanks to Denny for knitting up this sample. This sweet, shapely V-neck cardigan is worked seamlessly from the bottom up, with integrated bands and seed stitch details. The SilverSpun Sock is a super stretchy, extremely comfortable cotton blend with silver, and Feel Good even has a kit available for 15% off the yarn price.

Fave and queue Claremont on Ravelry.
Purchase Claremont pattern or kit.

Photo by Louet North America

Motley Mitts and Hat are worked in Louet Gems fingering weight, which is a great workhorse superwash merino with a nice twist and crisp hand. I held two strands of fingering weight together to get the marled effect, and a simple twisted rib panel on the hat and armwarmers are framed with ribbing and stockinette. Plus a nice big pompom! The pattern includes instructions for the armwarmers and hat together, in adult sizes S, M, L.

Queue, fave and purchase Motley on Ravelry.

At home, I’ve been working through some new sweater patterns that I’ve had on hold for awhile. I feel like I’ve been working on these sweaters forever – they were mostly done last winter and spring, and I decided to wait to release the patterns until it was a more sweatery season!


Top to bottom, the yarns are: Anzula Haiku, Zen Yarn Garden Worsted, Dirty Water Dyeworks Johanna

I’ve also been swatching for some brand new projects, because I really do need something new to take to Rhinebeck!


I didn’t go to Rhinebeck last year so I’m SUPER EXTRA EXCITED for this year! Please do say hi if you see me!

September Garden

The tomatoes are pretty much done, but I planted some more cucumbers and beans back at the beginning of August, and they’re actually doing really well! Beans are so easy and satisfying to grow.


I’m hoping this more sheltered space (close to the door) will make the cucumber less enticing to the squirrels – this variety is a ‘patio’ cucumber, which has smaller vines but is supposed to produce ‘masses of fruits’!


Some eggplant is finally coming in – I’ve always found eggplant takes the ENTIRE summer to grow, and this year is no exception. We’ll probably only get a few.


Some lettuce mix is going a bit crazy. I’m terrible about thinning, but the jumble is just fine for harvesting a few handfuls of baby leaves at a time.

Over Labour Day weekend we headed up to Muskoka for a family wedding. The weather was sunny and hot, and the wedding itself was a lovely party! Unfortunately we both suffered from a severe case of cam-nesia and neglected to get any photos while all dressed up.


Found a little friend on the strip of beach.


I had a lot of good knitting time in the car on this trip, but I’m still buried under mountains of deadline knitting! Looking ahead, the calendar is filling up fast and there’s only few short months before *you-know-what*.

What are you working on this weekend?

Fall Designs All Over!

A load of the designs I worked on this spring and summer are being released!


Rail Yard is FREE PATTERN for a cozy, cabley cardigan featuring awesome chain-link cables and a double-thick collar. It’s worked in Lorna’s Laces Cloudgate, a new multi-plied superwash bulky merino – so plush! Check out the Deep Fall Issue of Knitty!


The body of Rail Yard is worked in one piece from the bottom to the shoulders. The long set-in sleeves are worked flat and seamed in. Oh, and regarding hanging out by the train tracks – the road and sidewalks go over the tracks here and there’s long visibility in both directions, so I didn’t feel unsafe. Someone that lived in a house next to the tracks thought we were there to photograph the train ;)

Check out the Deep Fall Issue of Knitty.
Queue and Fave Rail Yard on Ravelry!

Photo: Feel Good Yarn Company

You may have heard Laurie from Feel Good Yarn Company this week on the Woolful podcast. I’ve designed two sweaters in their SilverSpun Sport, a really cool cotton-nylon-spandex-silver that has tons of stretch and feels like terry cloth when knit up.

Ayden is a bottom-up, seamless raglan cardigan with deep garter rib edgings and a long sailor collar. FGYC is also offering kits with a discount on the yarn.

Queue and Fave Ayden on Ravelry!

Photo: Feel Good Yarn Company

Belwood is a scoop neck pullover that features an easy texture pattern on the front and back, stockinette panels at the sides for easy shaping, and long ribbed sleeves. The body is worked in the round from the bottom up, then split for the upper body. The sleeves are worked in the round to the cap, then back and forth for the cap before being seamed in.

Check out the Belwood Yarn Kits.
Queue and Fave Belwood on Ravelry!

Whew! I’ve been busy!