Designer Profile in Vogue Knitting

Early Fall issue of Vogue Knitting magazine came out and I am so happy and honored! Open page 58 and you will see why I am so excited. The first page is a full page photo of my design and on the opposite page is my interview that flows to another page. Plus there are  pattern […]

Lacy Stockings KAL and happy Thanksgiving!

I love November! When I was living in Russia as a little girl, at the end of November the snow was falling and not melting anymore. Nature was getting serious about the winter coming. It was very exciting and the snow was very clean and stark white. Anticipation of cold winter with cozy nights in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

TNNA is coming up

Every half a year I go to our trade show called TNNA (The National Needlearts Association). Over the years I got to know so many people in the industry and every time I come there I meet someone new.  Going there, talking to people, seeing new yarns, books, designs, tools and notions is a must […]

KAL for Lace Stockings

There is a KAL (knit along) happening through Craft University at Interweave. Students making these beautiful socks and having a lot of fun. There are documents that help you to modify the width of the leg portion of a sock, if you need larger circumference. There are also all kinds of discussions about what yarn […]

Kara-Kum as Anzula and Stitch Sprouts collaboration

I was waiting for my new site to launch, so I am a little late with this post. At the same time, I really want to write about it since I love Anzula yarns, Stitch Sprouts, and I loved to make this design for the booklet that was the result of this collaboration. Partner # […]

Welted Peerie Shawl

Honestly, I do not know how did I let this go for so long. I mean: not posting here. So much happened and now it is a long line of posts waiting to show up. I am going to start at the end of this line.

This week you will see the new Spring 2013 iss…