This is it! My Good Cheer shawl (better photos coming)! It's a huge, aran-weight shawl with simple lace and garter texture and a smooth i-cord bind off. Knit in four skeins of Malabrigo Worsted, the single-ply yarn shows off the stitches beautifully. I'm looking for a few test knitters. If interested, please send me a private message. Thanks friends! #goodcheershawl @malabrigoyarn
Pattern writing this morning - I lost my sketchbook with all my pattern designs in it and I've finally accepted that it's really gone. 😢😭😞So this morning I just buckled down and worked on reading my knitting, figuring out all my math again, and miraculously I was able to recreate the pattern. I'll be looking for test knitters soon for this aran-weight shawl. So exciting! #knittingdesign
Bliss is coming home from church and enjoying Godiva cheesecake from the day before. Love, love, love!!
Today I celebrate twenty-three years married to this wonderful man. He's my best friend and partner in crime. He honestly devotes his life and all his energies to making the dreams of his family (and friends and community) come true. I'm so blessed and grateful to have him by my side forever. Love you always, King Richard! #anniversary
I'm just finishing up the packaging for my advent exchange with @kimberlyann_lam. Her packaging is unbelievable and mine pales in comparison. Still, I hope she loves the treasures inside! #yarnadvent
Oh my word! I'm freaking out. This amazing yarn-y Advent just arrived from the oh-so talented @kimberlyann_lam! How on earth am I going to be able to resist until December? I have to say, for me at least, this exchange is just making my season! I can't believe she made this little set of drawers? I'm just bowled over.
You guys! I have tried to make abelskivers for years. My grandma was half Danish and I inherited her abelskiver cast iron pan but have always struggled to turn them. But I did it! Are you proud of me, Deborah @indigochickendolls? #abelskivers
Thanks for all your suggestions. I've decided on the Antler Hat and Mittens by @tincanknits. This is a nice, cozy knit while the storm moves in outside. #staywarm #knitfaster #winteriscoming
Sometimes he still climbs in bed with me to snuggle in the mornings, this man-child of mine. #happyplace
This gorgeous navy squishy-ness needs to become a matching hat and mittens set for a nine year old boy. Help me choose the patterns! Please spam me with your favorite hat/mitten combo so I can get these going. Thanks in advance! #knittedmittens #knittedhats
More wishes granted and now another request. I’m wishing for beautiful rich tonals or subtle neutrals in worsted weight so I can make some of the gorgeous hat patterns I’m always eyeing. I have almost no worsted weight yarns! Thanks my friends!! #getyouryarnwishesgranted
Best way to start the morning. Herbal tea, scriptures, journalling, and my house is still quiet. ❤️ #lds #bookofmormon #devotional
People are awesome! I've granted another wish and so I'm posting another for myself. I'd love darling enamel pins and a bag to display them on. I'm just starting my collection but anything yarn-related, floral, or cute would be a joy. 🇺🇸 #getyouryarnwishesgranted
Can’t believe it’s here again! Best time of the year! I’ve granted a couple of wishes this morning and I’d love to ask for any @spectrumfibre or anything else that is super-duper vibrant like her colors are. I’m in 🇺🇸. Thanks! #getyouryarnwishesgranted
A day of stomach flu (bleh) has sure been brightened by these sweet flowers from my oldest daughter @crazy_creative_me_. I'm sure I'll be back on my feet in no time but in the meantime I'm enjoying the view.
Someone is trying to avoid cleaning her disaster area. Too many hobbies, toys, and dress ups. See the foot sticking out from behind her princess dresses? Yes, this is the real life we never share online. #givemestrength #patienceisavirtue #messyroom
This little line of rainbow stitches just makes me so happy! I'm fading in the fourth color (out of six) in my faded #flaxlightsweater. This one is Electric Rainbow by @mcmullinfiberco and I adore it!
Thanks so much to all the wonderful friends we have met through our podcast. We love you! Deborah @indigochickendolls and I love the connections we have made. 😘😘😘 #meanwhileatthecastle
The kids and I have been working hard all time. But the chores are done, the paperwork handled, school work finished, and it's time for a little bit of R&R. I'm almost done with these socks for my dear friend. She provided the yarn and I'm providing the knitting. #happymonday #sitandknit #sockknitting #boxofsocks #socktawk
Car knitting on the way home from a relaxing cabin getaway. Honestly, because of the extreme elevation at the cabin I'm really looking forward to getting home and recovering from all that "rest". But the company was amazing! #brianheadresort #9500feet #carknitting #roadtrip
It’s finished and amazing! I’m so happy I went back to this project and finished it. It shall no longer be called the shawl of death. It is a gossamer dream. #flowersforyvonne #romihill #shawlknitting #anzulameridian
It's done! And into a bath to transform it into something beautiful. This is the longest knit I've ever done. I'm so thrilled to have made it through all those stitches! #flowersforyvonne #romihill #shawlknitting #anzulameridian
Yes, it's 11:15pm but I only have three pattern repeats done then the little bind off. I'm not going to bed until I finish. Then tomorrow I will get to see how the blocking will transform this squiggly pile of weirdness into something (hopefully) magical. #slogalong #justkeepknitting
Episode 23 is now available. We talk about the shawl of death, and other spooky things. Enjoy! #knittingpodcast #meanwhileatthecastle
Ten, count 'em ten, pattern repeats to go on this applied lace border. It'll be done this week for sure. Maybe today or tomorrow? Knitting away while my kids work on their school work and chores. Happy Monday!
New day, new week, and (almost) new month. Good morning! #planning #cocoa #itsalmostnovember
My next colorway to be added to my faded #flaxlight is this super-vibrant @mcmullinfiberco in Electric Rainbow. She dyed this color inspired by my instafeed so, of course, I adore it. I can't wait to see it added in!!! #colorlove #allthecolors #cantstopknitting
I just can't get enough of this darling, tiny gumball machine. 😍😍😍😍
My third-great-grandfather, Edward Partridge, is featured in a local museum celebrating the history of the #mormon church. I'm so grateful for amazing ancestors who sacrificed so much so I could live the life I have today! #familyhistory #ldschurchhistory #saltlakecity
Waiting rooms are never a problem when you have your knitting along. I’ve faded in the third color now - this is my own yarn in an unnamed colorway. It’s so nice to just be working on this mindless stockinette after the complexity of my shawl project. #flaxlight #fadedsweater #waitingroomknitting
I'm back to working on the Shawl of Death (also known as Flowers for Yvonne by the amazing Romi Hill). The pattern is lovely. The yarn is gorgeous. But the complicated nature of the pattern combined with never-ending stitches in this border combined with difficult to work with yarn has made this one of my least enjoyable knits ever. Still I am very invested in what the finished object will be so I
Thanks @mcmullinfiberco for asking #widn. I'm dealing with a kidney stone which is knocking me down pretty hard. But I'm also knitting a few rows on my faded #flaxlight sweater. I'm hoping for some relief soon. In the meantime, brighten my day by sharing what you're doing - @indigochickendolls @hedgerowyarns @schwendimama and @minicastledesigns?
We made monster cookies with friends last night for our family night. What a blast! #halloweencookies #fhe #familyhomeevening #cookies
My nine year old has been obsessively making polymer clay charms and sculptures. She just gave me this teensy tiny happy volcano. 😍😍😍
I've completed the first fade. Now I'm working with @knitmona in the Ice Cream Sprinkles colorway. This #wip is getting all the love right now and my others are all probably feeling lonely. But I can't help myself! Plus, my manicure matches. 💅 ❤️ 💋 #flaxlightsweater #sofaded
Ignore the chipped manicure and focus on this ADORABLE progress keeper! It's so cute and tiny! 😍😍😍
A quick dinner break at a favorite local Mexican restaurant then back to the craziness of life. I love these wacky people of mine! #lalunarestaurant #localisbest #mexicanfood #familiesareforever
You guys. I seem to have a pie problem. I can't stop making (and eating) them. This is my grandma's chocolate cream pie recipe. #nomnomnom #pieperfection #chocolate
This never happens. My kids are asleep/already gone and I'm the only one awake in the house. I've got my hot cocoa, my #flaxlightsweater, my audio book, and headphones. #blessedmorning
I have four other projects on the go, including a fingering weight sweater for myself. I haven't even started my Christmas knitting. So of course I cast on a #flaxlightsweater by @tincanknits for myself. 🤣😜😉 This gorgeous speckled yarn is a one of a kind colorway from @hedgerowyarns which I LOVE! I'm going to fade this sweater. #knitting #knitstagram