2011: A Knitters Year

Knits of 2011


What a year. 

I moved to California. One thing I've learned for certain is that I am a coast girl. Living in San Francisco has been a dream so far. A beautiful city with so much to offer – it's been such a blessing to be able to live here. 

I started to knit and design fulltime.  Along with doing a great deal of sample knitting I was able to self publish a few patterns this year including the Felicity Cowl and the Melanie Wrap. The mosaic above reflects a few of the pieces I knitted for myself, add to that my sample knitting and you can only imagine the amount of yarn that has passed through my fingers. It's dizzying. It can be tricky turning a hobby into a career but with help from my friends who have kept me in check I am finding such happiness in it. 

I also started working at a shop in SF called Atelier and if you've been reading here long you know how much that has helped in my cowl obession. It's great to have a LYS in SF as welcoming as my favorite one in Hoboken, Patricia's Yarns.

I raised over $1,000 with a Cowl for Nick and the number keeps on rising. I am so glad to have been able to help in the fight against ALS. I find that I am emailing out a pattern nearly everyday. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

As I look ahead to the new year I wonder where 2012 will take me. New goals, new inspirations, new ideas – it's all very exciting. I know not to blink because it's gonna go fast.  SO here we go… 

9 thoughts on “2011: A Knitters Year

  1. Tayler says:

    I admire how much you were able to get done this year. Your designs and projects are beautiful. Congratulations on a successful year and I hope 2012 brings you many new adventures in fiber! Cheers!


  2. Loren Gaffin says:

    I have enjoyed your blog posts for the past year and your original designs!! I was disappointed that I did not recieve a reply from Atieler yarns about my request for pattern #195…I have the specific yarn in my stash!! Overall, you blog is the best on Ravelry.


  3. Karen Sue says:

    greetings! I am really loving your photo replay of 2011! I made my first sweater this year and am experimenting with lots of other things, but I’m chicken most of the time. But this might be the year. I’ve always wanted to open a shop in my little town on a little lake and this is my year of 50 and I’m feeling like I need to shake up life a little. I’d like any input from you and your friends/readers on what makes a good yarn shop. I’d like to start with a small yarn shop and a knitting/workroom combination. I dabble in quilting and knitting, and find a friend is a good thing to have to boost you along. I’d like to be that friend for whoever stops into my shop…but remember the chicken thing.
    What do you look for?
    What makes you come back??
    What makes you never come back??
    What are the must-haves??
    What is the wonderful part of your favorite LYS??
    oh, did I mention that my gift is cheerleading?? Yep, I’m an encourager…I LOVE to see you happily learn something and complete something and smile…


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