Friday, July 31, 2015

New Post via Instagram July 31, 2015 at 06:33PM


I have #dejaqueue all over again! I am using the #vacillate stitch pattern to create a top; this is half of the upper/sleeve portion. @jillmakesstuff esopus base is totally dreamy! http://ift.tt/1MCKqnU

Thursday, July 30, 2015

New Post via Instagram July 30, 2015 at 05:06PM


I may occasionally get a little bored knitting the #hitofude over and over again, but I will never tire of the beautiful FO nor the excited anticipation of gifting the lovingly handknit garment to its recipient! 8 of 12 complete! #yearofhitofude http://ift.tt/1SPHRgT

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

New Post via Instagram July 28, 2015 at 04:14PM


The #vacillate stole was so addicting, I did not vacillate between projects when working on it. I knit until I ran out of yarn, and it ended up taller than Q. I highly recommend the pattern by @wpknits, it was super fun and easy. http://ift.tt/1h3KcJr

Monday, July 27, 2015

New Post via Instagram July 27, 2015 at 05:31PM


My sister Melissa had a infectious smile, a wonderful laugh, and she knew how to find the fun in any situation. ♡ I miss her every day, but some days are harder than others. #angelDate #soMuchLove #rememberingMelissa http://ift.tt/1fBjiaR

Saturday, July 25, 2015

New Post via Instagram July 25, 2015 at 07:59PM


So much love and fun with this amazing woman! I love my mom so much, and with her help we had a great mini-vacation. #lovemyfamily http://ift.tt/1IvOHZr

New Post via Instagram July 25, 2015 at 06:13PM


Nothing better than a #bombpop as big as your head on a sunny, hot day at #adventureland water park. We all loved the wave pool and the mat waterslides (in background). #latergram #familyFun http://ift.tt/1OFWhQh

Thursday, July 23, 2015

New Post via Instagram July 23, 2015 at 04:05PM


There is no such thing as too long of a stole, right?! I am on the last repeat of #vacillate and have quite a bit of yarn left in my #wollmeise cakes. So.very.smitten with how this is working up! http://ift.tt/1Ip5k92

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

New Post via Instagram July 22, 2015 at 05:05PM


I love the big O(rigami) moment!: when the flat fabric I have been knitting away on magically transforms into the sleeves and upper body of a sweater. My dress-form Peg is sporting the top half of my latest #hitofude. #yearofhitofude @missbabs #katahdin 😃😍 http://ift.tt/1Vwzrz9

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

New Post via Instagram July 21, 2015 at 06:15PM


I love the colors and how the striping knit up in my #nassssyKAL #StaticZing hat out of @knitterly_things Vesper, Sesame Cha Cha colorway. Bonus bonus, I have roughly half a skein left to knit another! 💜💛💙 http://ift.tt/1gN6VJG

Sunday, July 19, 2015

New Post via Instagram July 19, 2015 at 01:20PM


Have you seen the #vacillate stole by @wpknits ?!? I cast-on yesterday and I am already obsessed. It appears complicated, but is easy to knit and memorize the pattern. And the results are so visually stunning! #geniusDesign #knitting http://ift.tt/1J9WSt6

New Post via Instagram July 19, 2015 at 01:01PM


Happy Horseday! My horse-obsessed boys were treated to a wonderful trip to the barn! The riders and horses are so very skilled and talented, and work so well together. Thanks Kiley, Cori, and Ross! The boys will never forget this trip! #coriTrulyRocks http://ift.tt/1MeiCF7

Saturday, July 18, 2015

New Post via Instagram July 18, 2015 at 06:31PM


Today I took an impromptu trip with 2 boys in tow to visit my dear friend Cori! My spontaneity was rewarded with a wonderful day of chatting, knitting in the shade, and fun for the whole family. #whileHusbandIsBiking #coriTrulyRocks http://ift.tt/1e7NLfr

Friday, July 17, 2015

New Post via Instagram July 17, 2015 at 05:17PM


SQUEEE! Gorgeousness 😍 I was so jealous at #zk2015 of the geniuses that created their own mini skeins of the #spartickesdyes rainbow. And then @marigayle made my dreams a reality! #somuchfun #rainbowsRock http://ift.tt/1Ol3YuS

Thursday, July 16, 2015

New Post via Instagram July 16, 2015 at 05:13PM


I am a cacophony of colors and patterns as I wait/knit during my oil change. The harmonious element is I love them all! ♡ 😍 This is my #staticzing stitch pattern in hat form with @knitterly_things vesper self-striping for the #nassssyKAL #brownDogBags #silvershedusa http://ift.tt/1Kbk9MX

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

New Post via Instagram July 15, 2015 at 05:22PM


These blues make me happy! This monster skein of BFL is @missbabs #katahdin Just looking at it puts a grin on my face, and knitting with it is even better 👍💓 http://ift.tt/1f50QqN

Monday, July 13, 2015

New Post via Instagram July 13, 2015 at 04:05PM


After knitting my last hitofude out of MCS, I got a fever! And the only prescription.. is more cowbell, I mean, more MCS! @shalimaryarns breathless lace is 850yds of luciousness. I love the color combo of the colorways: Sea glass, Gun metal, and Mandarin (from @theloopyewe ). #moreCowbell #noFilter #ginkoLeafShadows http://ift.tt/1dWUSaC

Sunday, July 12, 2015

New Post via Instagram July 12, 2015 at 05:47PM


Sunday, Muggy Sunday, necessitates a family trip to the swimming pool for a dip and some poolside #knitting during pool check. Perfect use for my new #brownDogBags wristlet/bowl and a hat out of @knitterly_things yarn for the @stockinetteZombies not a sock self-striping sock yarn KAL. #nassssyKAL #reflectedSelfie http://ift.tt/1CytR9r

New Post via Instagram July 12, 2015 at 09:35AM


July's #hitofude for my #yearofhitofude is done and ready for the #zk2015 prize winner! I am so excited to send it off to Barb, and loved every minute of working with the @sunvalleyfibers MCS 👍💓😍 http://ift.tt/1JYL7ai

Thursday, July 9, 2015

New Post via Instagram July 09, 2015 at 07:36PM


#tbt Throw Back Thursday to that July 9th, 9 years ago when this wonderful little person made me a Mom! I am so proud of the kind, fun, smart, and strong person Ellie has become! Happiest of 9th birthdays Ellie! 💓🎂🎉 http://ift.tt/1eKZ65X

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

New Post via Instagram July 08, 2015 at 06:31PM


Summer time, and the livings easy! Max is lounging to the max LOL. 😻 Alt title: Max can't even! #tonsToLove #SummerLove http://ift.tt/1KUQHJi

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

New Post via Instagram July 07, 2015 at 06:32PM


Isn't she pretty?! Super excited about my new dress form to help with modeling and finishing my knitting! I think she needs a name, any suggestions? #whatsmyname #punnyMe #knitting http://ift.tt/1eE36VG

Monday, July 6, 2015

New Post via Instagram July 06, 2015 at 04:19PM


Sometimes it is fun to mix things up! I provisionally cast-on and knit these socks heels first for my #OMGheel class demos. Then I finished the legs, and now some toes! @fishknitsyarn self-striping #fraternalSocks http://ift.tt/1S3Up3Q

Sunday, July 5, 2015

New Post via Instagram July 05, 2015 at 05:35PM


It's the time again.... July's #hitofude for my #yearofhitofude is on the needles! This month's is out of the decadent @sunvalleyfibers merino cashmere silk for Barb, the #zk2015 prize winner! The colorway coordinates perfectly with my new #brownDogBags ♡ http://ift.tt/1CeL4Ex

Saturday, July 4, 2015

New Post via Instagram July 04, 2015 at 07:36PM


I finished my #lukrecjaHenley and I couldn't be more pleased with how it knit up with the gorgeous @marigoldjen #zk2015 colorway. With the cool night time temps in Minnesota, I will be wearing this at fireworks tonight! 🎇🎆 http://ift.tt/1RYQqFT

New Post via Instagram July 04, 2015 at 09:37AM


Happy 4th of July! I highly recommend starting your day with walnut caramel scones 💞 #Idid #yuMmmm #sconeLove http://ift.tt/1IB1esZ

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

New Post via Instagram July 01, 2015 at 07:04PM


My new sock design #3LeggedRaceSocks debuted at #zk2015 and is now available on Ravelry! The inset cable motif is simple, yet elegant, and 3 fun columns run up the back of the foot. Speed knitter Stacie started at the retreat and already finished her pair! ♡ http://ift.tt/1R5XxRJ