Monday, December 3, 2012

Vouge Knitting Live Chicago/Yarn Barter

Vouge Knitting Live Chicago
Vouge Knitting Live was recently in Chicago. I was lucky enough to be able to work the Windy Knitty booth. I wanted to show you all some pics I took from the day.

 This is the special limited colorway Potter Palmer that Lorna's Laces made for our booth. It's so beautiful, I think they did a wonderful job creating this yarn.
Then I was able to get a few more people to hold my sock the first was Vickie Howell. She was very sweet to come over to our booth so I could get the picture with her. I also think you should all check out her charitable organization The Purple Stitch Project. It helps kids with seizure disorders. You should def check it out. I totally plan on designing a new toy for people to use for this charity.
I was also able to meet June Hemmons Hiat, author of The Principles of Knitting: Methods and Techniques of Hand Knitting. It was wonderful to meet her aswell and get her to hold my sock. If you haven't you should get a copy of her book.

In other news I recently started a yarn barter with a knitting friend of mine in the UK. Laura is a really nice person and we met when she commented on a project I posted on a Facebook page. Even though we've never meet in person I definitely enjoy having such a wonderful person as a friend. So I sent her a lovely skein of Fleur de Fiber a lovely hand dyer from here in Chicago who I'm also lucky enough to call my friend. Then I received this stunning yarn from Laura in the mail it is so perfect and my colors.
The yarn is from Countess Ablaze and omg did I drool over her etsy site after I got this yarn. So thank you so much Laura I just love it! I also think you should know that now only is Laura a fabulous knitter she is also has a fabulous blog you should check out. Laura's Blog-knitzors. I believe that is all for now. Happy knitting!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

What I've Been Up To

Hey everyone I thought I'd give you all a lil update on what's been going on with me before I sit down and spend the evening drawing. It's been busy here but good.

I was able to do something that as far as I know I am the first and only person to do so. I knit on a roller coaster!

I also took a stab at dying my own yarn. I'm really happy with how it turned out!

I call the colorway Golden Birthday. I knit a hat to wear on my birthday this year which happened to be my Golden Birthday. So clever I know lol. I finished on the train going to the bar. I finished knitting and weaving in the ends and put it on and walked of the train. Here's a pic from the night with my friend Alyssa .

 Work has been going really well. We just had our Fall Yarn Tasting at Windy Knitty. We also had a color theory class given by the very talented Amy Hendrix, dyer behind the beautiful color ways of Madelinetosh. Here is a picture of us with her holding my sock-in-progress.
We also had the very talented Stephen West of Westknits stop by the shop and knit for awhile. He was also kind enough to hold my sock. Which was awesome because the first time we met I didn't get the chance to get a pic.
So things have been good here. I will try to be better about updating with more strips or at least blog posts in between. Till next time. Happy Knitting!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Skein Monster Pattern!

Hey all great news, my latest pattern is up on Ravelry! Now you can knit your very own Skein Monsters and they make great gifts for your knitting friends.

You can buy the pattern directly on Ravelry or it is also available for the In-Store Sales at your LYS.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Hold My Sock Game!

Ok so while I'm working on the next issue I thought I'd do a little post about something I love to do. . . The Yarn Harlot's Hold My Sock Game. The jist of it is that if you meet a celebrity you get a picture with them holding your sock in progress it has to be on the needle. So for my mom's birthday last year I knit her socks and was able to get a few celebrities to hold the socks.

First up was Jane Lynch!

Then I was lucky enought to meet the Yarn Harlot!

Then I got an email from Crystal Bowersox and she came to my Stitch n' Bitch group.

 So my mom was really excited to receive her socks and to be there as they were being held.

So this weekend I was able to get a pair of socks I'm making for myself held by a pretty famous guy in the knitting world Franklin Habit!

That's all for now the next issue should be up soon I'm sure you will all like it alot!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Simply Knitting Arrived!

I'm super excited that I got my subscription copy of Simply Knitting. It's so cool to see myself in print. I'm so thankful for the opportunity, and for the people who are now enjoying  Skein n' Bones because of it. Simply Knitting was also kind enough to do a blog post as well, so if you get a chance check it out.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Simply Knitting Feature

Hey everyone some exciting news! Today issue #93 of Simply Knitting hits shelves in Britain today and there is a feature about Skein n' Bones. Thank you to Judy Darley for taking the time to tell my story! This issue should hit shelves in the USA by the end of May but you can always get a copy on their website,

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Character Inspiration #2

Hey everyone I thought I'd do another character inspiration post today. Today's focus....

The Skein Monsters
The Skein Monsters came about as I was getting ready to help out at Windy Knitty for the Chicago Yarn Crawl last year. I was gonna make some fun signs for the window but was kinda stumped by what to do then it hit me do pictures of yarn crawling. Hence the Skein Monsters were born. This is where Skein n' Bones really started to come together. I knew these characters would be perfect for the comic idea I had and then the format and stories started to come to me.
I hope you've enjoyed this insight to the characters. Keep checking back for more character inspirations.