Barb wearing Jelly Roll Socks

Jelly Roll Socks made with Three Mini Skeins

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Hot off my needles are these Jelly Roll Socks and I am so excited to share them with you. I love this pattern by Mara Catharine Bryner. What intrigued me about these socks was the rolled cuff and the colorwork pattern in the heel flap and foot. I love knitting socks and wearing them. However, a full sock can be a bit too warm in the spring so this jelly roll sock is perfect on a cool spring day or… Read More »Jelly Roll Socks made with Three Mini Skeins

Winter in April

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It’s winter in April. I can’t believe it! Spring is taking its time arriving this year. On Facebook people are joking it’s January 108th or something like that and I can’t help but smirk at the sarcasm. Actually, it’s April 18 and yesterday while walking my grand-fur baby I took this picture of a snowman on my neighbor’s front yard. The wind was blowing and it was snowing. Don’t get me wrong, I quite like winter and all the fun… Read More »Winter in April

Butterlfy Lane Socks

Butterfly Lane Socks: Creating My First Knitting Pattern

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Recently I’ve taken the leap into designing knitting patterns. My spring-inspired pattern, called Butterfly Lane Socks, is my first forray into this creative art. Let me tell you how this pattern came about. It has been a long cold winter with little sunshine and I’m anxious for some warm spring weather. Spring has officially arrived but the cold winds off the lake are keeping the temperatures below freezing. The lovely sunshine isn’t enough to keep me warm. The cold winds… Read More »Butterfly Lane Socks: Creating My First Knitting Pattern