designing, estonian knitting, vahtralehe, yoked sweaters

wednesdays are for blogging?

I think I'm going to try to make a habit of writing here every Wednesday. It's my work-at-home day, which means I can actually make some time for it! So, what have I been up to lately? Well, I voted yesterday: Suffice it to say, I am NOT a happy camper today, despite the gorgeous… Continue reading wednesdays are for blogging?

designing, estonian knitting, vahtralehe, yoked sweaters

Vahtralehed pattern, now available!

I finally had a chance to get a little bit caught up, and am now able to make good on my promise to release the pattern before the end of October, if only just barely! The name "Vahtralehed" comes from the Estonian for "maple leaves"; I wanted the title of the pattern to reflect the… Continue reading Vahtralehed pattern, now available!

designing, estonian knitting, yoked sweaters

In Appreciation of Elizabeth Zimmermann

Today would be Elizabeth Zimmermann's 100th birthday. Like so many other knitters, I am indebted to her genius, and her willingness to teach, share, and encourage us to be fearless, thoughtful knitters. Her books were a primary source of information and inspiration when I began to embark on the process of knitting sweaters for myself.… Continue reading In Appreciation of Elizabeth Zimmermann

designing, estonian knitting, FOs:2009, haapsalu cardigan, sweaters, year of yokes, yoked sweaters

happy fall, y’all.

I figure today's as good a day as any to debut my newest sweater: I've tentatively named this design "Haapsalu Autumn", Haapsalu being the town in Estonia from which the nupp/lace motifs that inspired the maple leaf design came. Here are the details: Ravelry Project Page Pattern: My own, inspired by the Haapsalu style lace… Continue reading happy fall, y’all.