Category: Designing

Designing: Lazy Toe-Up Socks from Scratch

As you may know, I am a fairly lazy knitter. I also prefer knitting to a “recipe” rather than an exact pattern.  In fact, written knitting patterns are a recent invention in the knitting world, within the last 150 years or so.  It’s my belief that written patterns have proliferated mostly because they benefit yarn…

How to “Steal” Ideas

A book I have called “Steal Like An Artist” says, “Nothing is original, so embrace influence, collect ideas, and remix and re-imagine to discover your own path.” My “Sassy” sweater is a perfect example of this kind of re-mixing.  It started out as a version of Jenna Adorno’s “Tempting“, which was originally published in Knitty’s…

New Pattern Release: Flying Spaghetti Monster Hat

Merry ChrisFSMas! I just published my newest pattern, The Pastafarian FSM Hat, on Ravelry! I really wanted to get this one out earlier, in more time for Christmas — but life conspired against me, with a death in the family and a computer that also died (but thankfully was resurrected with about 3 days of…