๐Ÿ˜ปThe LOTS-TO-SAY bolster pillow....do you know your acronyms?.....the pillow  form used for this bolster can be readily ordered from Amazon. It's firm - just perfect to display your knitting, but especially for MOM (Magnificence Of Magnificence) because she probably deserves it. RTR (Rush-To-Ravelry) to purchase knitting pattern.

๐Ÿ˜บ YOLO pullover /  TK#2 booklet = IMHO (in-my-humble-opinion)

๐Ÿ˜บ YOLO hat  / TK#2 booklet = IMHO (in-my-humble-opinion) 

๐Ÿ˜บ IAS (it's-always something) pullover / TK#2 booklet = IMHO (in-my-humble-opinion)

๐Ÿ˜บ IAS (it's-always something) cowl / TK#2 booklet = IMHO (in-my-humble-opinion)

๐Ÿ˜บ TLC (tender-loving-care) scarf  /  TK#2 booklet = IMHO (in-my-humble-opinion)

๐Ÿ˜บ IAS (it's-always something) hat  /  TK#2 booklet = IMHO (in-my-humble-opinion)

๐Ÿ˜บ  I pledge allegiannce to the flag, and to the country for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.
      The Pledge cowl ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ a special 2017 inaugural edition - pattern is available on ravelry.com

๐Ÿ˜บ "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country."
          ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ  Delivered by President John F, Kennedy on his inaugural day, January 20,  1961
           Kennedy wasn't wearing a coat or hat in freezing weather as he spoke of beginnings and ends, war and peace,
           disease and poverty.....Ask Not cowl knitting pattern can be purchased on ravelry.com.

๐Ÿ˜บ 'United We Stand'  hat ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ special 2017 inaugural hat pattern can be purchased on ravelry.com

๐Ÿ˜บ COWL : Good/bad or naughty/nice - you be the judge....Santa Claus is coming to town!
๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป Naughty-Nice cowl pattern can be purchased on ravelry.com ๐ŸŽ„Happy Holiday Knitting !

๐Ÿ˜บ  HAT : HO*HO*HO ......Santa Claus ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป is coming to town...."he knows when you've been good or bad so be good for goodness sake"....
      The hat pattern can be purchased on ravelry.com ๐ŸŽ„Happy Holiday Knitting!

2016 September - We built a small stone room/porch off of our country house this past year which we now refer to as, 'The Hoot' - it's got an owl / bird motif going on in there. We especially wanted a wood-burning fireplace in anticipation of spending snowy evenings with a fire blazing (to toast marshmallows ?!). The perfect 'hygge' accessory for The Hoot was this yummy-yummy afghan, something simple, graphic and very soft to the touch;  pattern can be purchased on ravelry.com.

2016 UPDATED pattern - โ€˜Ka-chooโ€™ was first done in 2010 with Be-Sweetโ€™s T-shirt yarn, but two new versions have been added which are knitted top-down (the first Ka-choo was bottom-up) and with Rowanโ€™s All Season Cotton. Itโ€™s a quick & easy housewarming gift. Pattern can be purchased on ravelry.com

NORO magazine, issue #6, Spring / Summer, 2015

Vest Bets : 30 Designs to Knit for Now - 'Lady's Secret'

Ribby Slippers (reprint) / Make It! Knits 2014

spiral sweater / KNIT.PURL :  fall 2014

hudson bay pullover & shawl / Vogue Knitting : fall 2014

galaxy cowl / Interweave Knits Gifts : holiday 2014

all-knit slip stich scarf / knit simple : fall 2014

 knit.wear : summer 2014 /   x-marks-the-spot (TOP) and cold front (BOTTOM)