I’ve Been Busy

Posted by on Mar 21, 2013 in Blog Fun, Defarginess, freebies, Knitting, Weaving |

If you’ve been busy too you might have missed all the fun, here are some sneak peeks at patterns, tidbits from designers, and a free pattern! Sign up from the most recent newsletter below (Sneak Peek 6) and you’ll have access to our next free pattern, too! If you miss the window, keep checking our Facebook page. Free fun for you! 03/29/2013 – What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?—Sneak Peek 6! 03/22/2013 – What (else)...

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Super Secret Sock—EXPOSÉ

Posted by on Feb 14, 2013 in Blog Fun, Defarginess, designs, Knitting, Mystery Knitting, patterns, Podcast, Sock Knitting |

I am SO excited! We’re finally close enough to the release of  What (else) Would Madame Defarge  Knit? that I can start to tell you about some of the goodies you’ll find inside. Like over 250 pages! Color Photos! Over 25 rockin’ patterns! (Did I mention color pictures?) Returning Defarge vol. 1 designers! Big Fun! No Whammies! One of the patterns (it was all I had time for) is from me— and this is one of those happy...

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Embarrassing Fact 57

Posted by on Oct 31, 2012 in Blog Fun, Defarginess, Knitting, patterns, Shawls | 2 comments

I haven’t knit all of the patterns in my first book. I meant to. I wanted to. I’d planned to. But… well… that’s a lot of patterns. I have knit a few (and am happy to report that I continue to be overwhelmed and hugely proud of the book, it’s essays, and its patterns) but I have to fess up and say that Jane’s Ubiquitous Shawl scared the bejujus out of me. I don’t know why. I designed and knit two...

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Defarge Does Shakespeare, indeed!

Posted by on Aug 21, 2012 in Blog Fun, Defarginess, Knitting, Mystery Knitting, patterns | 7 comments

I could run out on the street and grab a stranger and give them a big ol’ hug, I’m so happy happy happy. I just finished the Super Secret Shrug thing for Defarge-3 (Defarge Does Shakespeare, for those keeping score at home)! Yes, Defarge 2 has yet to come out (though it’s in pre-orders) but we’re already hard at work on the next book in the series. We’re also still accepting submissions for Defarge Does Chaucer and...

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Cheddar! The CraftLit Critter!

Posted by on Apr 27, 2012 in Blog Fun, Defarginess, designs, Knitting, patterns, Podcast, Writing |

* * *  Newsy bits * * * Cheddar! What’s a Cheddar, you ask? Cheddar is my new buddy. I’ve got two (well, the second is getting his tail this evening). It was time for CraftLit to have a mascot, enter… Cheddar, the CraftLit Critter (pattern)! or get it by Subscribing (i.e., committing to a monthly payment) to CraftLit Or Purchase a completed,  knitted Cheddar from  Penny  for $36 via  little acorn creations  (coming soon!) He...

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Game of Thrones and Other Bookishness

Posted by on Feb 22, 2012 in Blog Fun, Defarginess, Knitting, patterns | 2 comments

You’re all very sweet and tolerant of my long-ish pauses on this blog while I write and edit another knitting book, write a novel, podcast, and design patterns, but for a long time now I’ve wanted to try to tie this blog into the rest of that lot a bit better. What better way to start than with Game of Thrones?! Meg Warren, who you may know from What Would Madame Defarge Knit? and   The March Hare yarns, has designed the most...

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