About Bath Abbey Hat

 Interweave Knits, Fall 2015 issue is on the shelves of all yarn shops and book stores around the world.  Lisa Shroyer, the editor of this and Knit.Purl magazines made her last issues before moving up the ladder at F+W. Well done, Lisa! My Bath Abbey Hat  and the article  Advanced Approaches to Slip-Stitch Colorwork  are […]

Happy Birthday, TASSK!

When Simona Merchant-Dest and I were working on this book, we gave it a nickname TASSK for The Art of Slip-Stitch Knitting. It was so much more convenient and fast than the use of the full name. Do you agree? So, TASSK is now available for purchase. We even have excellent reviews on Amazon already. Yay!! This […]

The Needle keeper or simply the Magic Wand

I have to admit that I love to have good tools that not only help me with my work, but have a great idea behind them. I just recently learned about this one. Have you seen it? This is so brilliant but simple that everyone can look at it and say: “O.K. Why did not I […]

Blog tour for Alla Koval

Hi all,  This is a quick note to let you know that I partake in the blog tour for a designer Alla Koval. My part is to post her interview with The Designer’s Studio. So, please go to the interview page to read it. Make sure that you also go to my Ravelry group to […]

Designing Shades of Amber

Why Amber? Maybe because I lived in Russia and remember the day my dad bought an Amber necklace for my mom that she wore often or it is simply so beautiful and fascinating on its own, butI always loved Amber. There are so many shades of this interesting substance that is not really a stone, but […]

Alla Koval’s Blog Tour

I can’t tell you how excited I am to partake in the blog tour of a very talented crochet designer Alla Koval. I am a long-time admirer of her designs and so happy to see that she has published her 4 books for all of us to enjoy. I will not say more until my turn […]

Newsletter Launch

There are so many new things from FGDesigns in line for announcements, that we are sending our first newsletter earlier than planned. To help you decide if you want to join the mailing list I am offering a free pattern of your choice  from FGDesigns including my very popular new design Carnelian. To be eligible for this […]

Back from TNNA

Only a few days ago I was in Columbus , OH with my co-author Simona Merchant-Dest and many other fiber-involved friends for our semiannual trade show of The National NeedleArts Association. We were not alone in a huge convention center. Midwest Haunters Convention (as in Halloween attractions and movie quality costumes of dead people…) was in the next […]

My Ravelry group

In case you do not know about Ravelry.com I want to tell you that this is the place we, knitters, crocheters, designers, authors, yarn companies, spinners, and others who are involved in the industry are hanging out. Casey snd Jessica Forbes founded this website in 2007. It grew very quickly in a very short period of […]

Lithuanian Knitting

 This unique and well-written book on history and techniques of Lithuanian Knitting comes from a very deeply rooted interest in the author’s hearts. Donna Druchunas and June Hall are taking us on a tour of one of the Baltic countries that is rich in textile traditions and many other crafts. Their main focus is on […]