A new look

I am so excited to announce the launch of my new and improved website!  thecraftyjackalope.com You might have also noticed, the new look of the blog as well! I have been working on this since the summer and what I thought would take a month or two took me 5 intense months.  If you can’t remember what the… Continue reading A new look

Knitty Gritty Socks

I have never designed socks before, this was a first.  I have made a few pair of socks in my knitting career, but not enough to add to my roster of knitting expertise.  I wouldn’t even go as far as to say “I am a sock knitter” or that I really “enjoy” knitting socks….  But,… Continue reading Knitty Gritty Socks

Day 5 of the 5 days of patterns…

And this is it, the last pattern for this 5 day run!  Woosh, it has been fun, but a bit nuts. Here is the final pattern, Cashmere Lace Capelet.  This was a really fun piece to design, not to mention the yarn was a dream to knit with.  I wont say this one was my… Continue reading Day 5 of the 5 days of patterns…

Day 4 of the 5 days of patterns….

Pattern #4: introducing Ice Cream Cowl! This cowl was designed out of pure comfort and enjoyment.   On a whim and to treat myself, I ordered 5 skeins of Purl Soho‘s Super Soft Merino in the softest, prettiest neutrals I could see from their extensive pallet. Getting the yarn in the mail, was like Christmas! It’s my favorite… Continue reading Day 4 of the 5 days of patterns….

Day 3 of the 5 days of patterns

Day 3 of the 5 days of new patterns check out the details on knittyknittygritty blog. Magpie Darling Cowl is now up! I used 2 strands held together: Debbie Bliss Rialto 4ply #03 and Yildiz Himalaya #58105. If you love this combo I have kits available on etsy for $32.00 yarn and pattern included. Let’s chat about… Continue reading Day 3 of the 5 days of patterns

Day 2 of the 5 days of patterns

Day 2 of the 5 days of new knitting patterns by The Crafty Jackalope, and Arrows and Sparrows is reviled! This cowl is knit with one of the most scrumptious of yarns, Extra by Blue Sky Alpacas.  It is their newest yarn collection and it is a winner!  With a beautiful color range, I can’t wait to see what… Continue reading Day 2 of the 5 days of patterns

What goes into designing knits

I often say I suffer from “design brain.”  This is when my brain gets bombarded with design ideas and the only solution is to cast on…which makes for a crazy case of “startitis.” It is great to be so creative, to have a ton of ideas but it makes for a busy brain, and sometimes… Continue reading What goes into designing knits

Zealana Performa KIWI Fingering

I just announced the newest Zealana Performa Kiwi collection publication on my knittyknittygritty blog.  My design, Rotor Beret, is a fine fingering weight quick project.  The yarn is fresh and perfect for Spring/Summer knitting. I have chatted about Zealana yarns in previous blog posts but this particular line, the Performa Kiwi Fingering is especially nice. … Continue reading Zealana Performa KIWI Fingering

April Fools

Ok, David Suzuki…you got us! This was one of the best April Fools jokes that I have seen in a long time, and good on DS for knowing just how to fool a knitter; get them to knit for nature!  How did he know knitters love community and spreading the word? Smart. We all loved making sweaters for the… Continue reading April Fools

knit in public day

As the weather changes and Spring emerges, I think about my garden and knitting outside. My favorite place to knit is in my backyard or at the beach relaxing in the sun.  It is still a bit chilly to take my knitting outside on the patio but Kitty doesn’t agree, she thinks it’s the perfect… Continue reading knit in public day