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Designing... Is it something only designers can do?

Every so often an interesting thread pops up on my twitter feed about the design world.  I follow quite a few of the designers I admire so a conversation about this very thing is bound to pop up from time to time.   611 more words

Talking About Knitting

It Wasn't a Retreat - It was a Strategic Withdrawal

Well! Last week was a big knitting week for me – I went to my first knitting retreat!  The retreat was the 2016 Mermaids Knitting Retreat, planned and run by the fabulous Melissa Highfill of Seaside Yarns and… 395 more words


A cowl or two

I’ve been busy finishing off a few designs recently – one is published as a pattern on ravelry and one is a very easy one which I would like to share with you for free. 334 more words


Halloween TBT + Cat Hats

Much like Henry’s Halloween tree from May 2011 (yes, of all the trees he could have drawn for this spring assignment, he chose a Halloween tree), which has “bin here sense the last Second,” I give you Jeff and Eevee in their Halloween hats. 60 more words


Lace Border Loop Scarf - October 2016 Release

Olivia – lace border loop scarf

Combining the beauty of romantic lace and delicately accented stockinette, Olivia offers a  feminine and elegant appeal while keeping you warm and cozy. 120 more words

Vicky Chan Designs

Project Tea Cozy: The Spout

It’s spout time!

My original idea was to make a gusset for the spout, in the same way that I would make a thumb on a mitten.  288 more words


Project Tea Cozy: The Swatch

Woo! It’s tea cozy time!  (Almost.)

I know no one likes swatching, me included.  (And, if I’m being honest, I rarely make a swatch if I’m following someone else’s pattern.)  But, when you’re designing a pattern making a swatch is an absolute necessity. 206 more words