Knit Simple

Knit Simple Fall 2014, photo by Paul Amato for

I'm a little bit excited today, because one of my knitting patterns will be featured in the Fall 2014 issue of one of my favorite knitting magazines, Knit Simple. This is (technically) my first published knitting pattern and I was thrilled to see how it was photographed. Getting a pattern published has always been a dream of mine; it definitely took hard work, perseverance, lots of patience and a little bit of luck. But worth it? Yes.

 Knit Simple Fall 2014, photo by Paul Amato for

Anyway, here it is!
Item name: Soft Cowl
Designer: Jen Geigley
Yarn Information: Brown Sheep Company Lanaloft Bulky
For sizes: One-size
Amounts: 2 hanks in #LL30

Definitely check out Knit Simple Fall 2014 for lots more bright, fun projects that are simple to knit. And thanks so much for reading and following along here on the blog throughout my knitting and crafting adventures. Love you guys. xx.

WATG Workshop!

Hey, knitting friends ... I'm hosting a WOOL AND THE GANG WORKSHOP! 

Right here in Des Moines.

Sunday, September 7 from 1-3 PM

Des Moines Social Club
900 Mulberry Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

We’re bringing the party to Des Moines, sisters. Come and hang out at the Des Moines Social Club and knit with the gang. Beginners and experienced knitters welcome! Ticket price includes Wool and the Gang Jersey Be Good yarn, 12 MM Rosewood knitting needles, pattern and clasps + tuition!

You will choose a Sansa + Khaleesi Choker and Bracelet Kit containing one or two cones of Jersey Be Good in your choice of colors at a discounted price. Plus, get 10% off all Wool and the Gang orders placed at the Workshop (not valid on sale items) - AND free shipping! Definitely take advantage of the free shipping – WATG only ships from the UK (which makes shipping charges $15 and up to the US) so this is a great way to save.


$40 for a one color Sansa + Khaleesi choker and bracelet kit (Regular Price $48.74 + shipping)

$50 for a two color Sansa + Khaleesi choker and bracelet kit (regular price $63.74 + shipping)


BIG news for my local friends.

Something BIG is coming to Des Moines. Very soon. Get ready. I'll share the news tomorrow (Thursday, July 17th) here on the blog and on my Facebook page. Get ready!

Project Life + In the Spotlight

I have a pretty simple, laid-back approach to documenting my family's photos and memories. I don't care if photos and elements match perfectly, but I want to tell the stories and make photo books that look cool. A crazy hodge-podge of memorabilia and drawings and photos is a-okay with me. And while I'm nowhere close to being caught up, Project Life keeps things doable and realistic for me.

If you want to read a little bit more about how I do Project Life, check out my 'In the Spotlight' feature today on Becky Higgins' blog. Project Life has changed the way I scrapbook and has given me a new outlook on what I can realistically document for my children, my family, and myself. My love for scrapbooking is back.