Friday, September 21, 2012

Will Knit For Food

Seriously, I love to knit.  And the frustrating thing is, it takes a lot of skill, but there really isn't any great way to turn it into income.  If you sell finished objects, you can't sell it for what its really worth.  People don't want to pay $100 for a scarf.  If you sell patterns, you are in competition with thousands of other patterns that may be very similar to yours.  Many people are appalled at the idea of paying $5-$10 for one pattern.  Most test knitters don't get paid, which while as a designer, I love having others test knit for me for free, I feel they deserve to be compensated.  What is wrong with the world that a craft requiring so much skill and time is not valued?  What are your thoughts and opinions?

Monday, July 16, 2012

My Humblest Apologies

My dear readers:
I apologize for such a long time between posts. Since I moved to Sacramento, it has been difficult for me to find time to get on the computer. I also went through a period of knitter's block. I finally have a new design up for you, which has been pattern tested by the loyal knitters of "Completely Pointless and Arbitrary Test Knitters/Crocheters." I will be posting a related pattern as soon as the test knitting is done, but for now, please enjoy Dash Mitts, which were designed specifically for a hand painted bulky weight yarn. Happy Knitting!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Greetings loyal readers! I know I have been away for a while and I apologize. I am going to make it uzp to you though. For the month of May, I am offering all of my patterns Buy One Get One Free! Just head over to, and search for Webknitter13. That's me! Check out my designs, purchase one, and send me a message telling me which one you eould like free. Please make sure to include your email address, and I will then send your Free pattern. Please Note: Free pattern must be of equal or lesser value than purchased one. Thanks and Happy May!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Two New Patterns

Greetings loyal readers.  I have two new patterns out for you to enjoy.  The first is a scarf that will make you feel rich, beautiful and stylish.  It takes less than 300 yards of a worsted weight angora yarn of your choice, and one skein of a ribbon yarn such as Tundra Glitz or ChaCha.  There is another beautiful one out called TuTu, but it has less yardage, so you would probably want three skeins.  I love this scarf.  I made mine with red Tundra Glitz.  Go here to download this pattern for only $4.00.
I also recently posted a pattern for a fun pair of slippers.  These slippers are reminiscent of tennis shoes, and even have laces!  Make them in your favorite color, or even better, make them in the colors of your favorite sports team!  I plan on making some for people as gifts.  Who doesn't love a good pair of slippers?  These are very quick to make and everyone will want a pair.  Click here to download the pattern for only $4.00.
Thanks for reading today.  I have so many more projects in the works and in my head.  Now if only I could never sleep and have endless funds to create all these lovely things.  Please let me know what you think of all the existing projects!  I greatly appreciate feedback.  Enjoy!

You can view all of my patterns here!  If you don't already have an account, Ravelry is free to join.  I recommend you sign up!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

What I Have Been Up To Lately

Working and all things fiber of course. I recently set myself a new set of goals to work on each project I currently have in the works three times per week. Right now that works out to working on three a day. Yes, I have that many projects going at once, but I don't work my fingers to the bone. My goal isn't to wear myself out, just to get things done. For example, the Crochet jacket I am working on, I have a goal of getting 15 rows put on it per week, so five rows a day, three days. Not so bad when you look at it that way. Because of that, my newest patterns are up for sale on Ravelry. They are the previously mentioned knit and crochet headbands. Aren't they beautiful?!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Finally Finished Something

It is so nice to get a project done. I have finished three projects in the last couple of weeks, so now I just have to get the patterns written and upload them to Ravelry. I finished a scarf that is meant to be worn draped around your neck instead of wrapped around that is covered in ruffles. It uses a ribbon yarn paired with an angora yarn. I used Tundra Glitz, but ChaCha and TuTu can also be used. I also finished a fun cotton headband that is for all ages. The pattern is written to an adult size, but just add a second button farther up the band and it will be adjustable down to child's size. The third project is another headband, written to a child's size, but do a few extra rows in the center portion and it will fit teens and adults too!

I will be on the road all day today, so I won't be able to post pictures or anything, but I promise to upload the pictures and patterns very soon!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Crochet Headband

The headband is finally up on Ravelry. It is an easy pattern for all who know how to crochet. I hope you enjoy it, and I would love to see pictures of your finished projects. The other projects are a bit behind. The shrug still needs a second sleeve. The scarf is about half done, and the tote bag is about 4" tall. I have been getting lots of knit to hire projects at work, and those have been keeping me pretty busy. It is nice getting paid to do what I love. I wish everyone could be so lucky. I just finished a hat, a cowl, a tote bag, and a shrug for work. I love knitting and crochet. Don't forget to check out the headband!