Happy New Year – Happy Anniversary!

Happy New Year, everyone! I know it’s a little late for me to be wishing you a happy new year – on February 4th, but it’s been since December since I’ve posted. For that, I apologize.

I hope the holidays were wonderful and everyone is doing well in the new year. It’s hard to believe it’s already 2015. I think the older I get, the faster the years go by. When I was a kid, the school year lasted FOREVER. Now? On the last day of school I feel like school had just started. 😛

Happy Anniversary! It’s been one year since “Once Upon A Knit” was on shelves!


What’s new?

I have a design in Joan of Dark’s upcoming book! I’m really excited about it – it’s a design I really love and can’t wait to get back so I can use it myself! 🙂 If you know me at all – or read my other blog  – you won’t be surprised at this design!

What’s on the needles?

2 projects for another book-in-the-works from Joan. Here’s one.



What’s coming up?

I’m not sure. I was recently inspired by my new favorite tv shows and am sketching out a new book. We’ll see what happens. I am a little trepidatious about it, as it’s a big task (as usual) and  I’m working part-time these days, which makes it more challenging. HOWEVER, I hope to be teaching full-time soon, so if I am lucky enough to get a teaching job next year, my knitting time will be limited, so I think it’s now or never (or at least now or the summertime and whenever I have little bits of time).

So, we’ll see. I still have at least 4 more book ideas sketched out, too. Maybe some day I’ll get them all done. I may be 90, but I’ll get them done. 😉

Here’s a tease of some of my ideas.

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For now, I’ll finish my current projects and go from there.

Be on the lookout for a new Fairy Tale Character of the Week! I’m going to be much better about that – I promise!!


What’s On The Needles (and the brain)

I’ve been working on the designs for the new book. Some days it’s harder to find my motivation than others, but I’m working on it! The summer, it turns out, is a tough time to find myself working on a huge project, but I digress. Things are moving forward!

My knitting bag I carry everywhere these days, with research.

Sometimes I need to tend to other things, like Maddie’s well-loved “Flopsy” who needed emergency surgery.

A project inspired by “The Princess and the Pea”… in progress.

Swatching is very important.

Inspired by Rapunzel… in progress

I have two more projects on the needles now, both inspired by “Little Red Riding Hood” and I’ve received a “Rumplestiltskin” project from the lovely Joan of Dark, and two lovely designs for Evil Queens from Tanis Gray. So exciting to finally see things coming together!!

Thanks for following along, and stay tuned for another Vampire Knits Designer Spotlight this week!!


New Projects on the Horizon

I apologize for not being very active on this blog, but I will be soon. I will be coming back and posting the rest of the Designer Spotlights on our lovely designers and posting about upcoming projects, too!

Right now I’m working on new projects that may or may not be a part of something bigger. Fingers crossed!

Here’s a little look at what I’m working on.

Any ideas what they are?


See you soon – I promise! Have a great weekend and Happy Knitting!