Patterns For Purchase

  • Kimberly
    Kimberly - yoked pullover pattern
  • Bibi
    Bibi - short sleeved yoke pullover
  • Lisette
    Lisette 3/4 Sleeve Pullover
  • Marlo
    Marlo Cable Pullover
  • Jolie Laide Scarf
    Pattern for the Jolie Laide scarf.
  • Bejeweled Scarf
    Pattern for the lacy scarf I am wearing in my author photo on Yarnplay.
  • Rock Opera
    Long, fingerless gloves knit with Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport.
  • Back In Black
    Back In Black ribbed tank top, knit with Ornaghi Filati Bamboo
  • Tulip
    Tulip tank top, knit with Katia, Jamaica.

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I think this idea is brilliant. In fact, I think everyone (even those who work outside of the home) should make personal time to do something that they really enjoy -- daily. I'm going to make a point of this. Thanks for the inspiration.


you are soooo disciplined to do that all... I dont think I could. paint me dually impressed :)


I work at home, too, so I totally get it. Good for you, though, on finding a happy medium.


Finding time for yourself is a great thing. You are such an inspiration for me. My goal one day is to work at home doing what I love to do (knitting and crochet), but I think I might be a little too late for that career change. I personally like the reverse stockinette and think it's chic as well.

Happy knitting!

Krista McCurdy

I've been trying to do that too; I spin for a company as well as work full time, and trying to get into my studio, have a life, etc...knitting is the first to fall by the wayside. So I've been trying to knit a little everyday. Things may not get finished as fast, but it gives me some much needed relaxation time!

mimi k

That line! I have a real problem with that too- there is a guilt factor when I'm not working, knowing I could be. It was much easier to recognize a division when I had a studio outside my house.


any time i'm home working on a project (painting, holiday baking, whatever) i allow myself 1 hour for lunch and a soap opera (days of our lives). it's like setting a timer: when the show's over, it's time to go back to work.


That's the way to do it! My mom got me into the "me time" too. She sets aside an hour each night when on storm duty to whichever craft or crafts she's brought with her to work on. Weaving, knitting, spinning, machine embroidery, etc... It's a stress relief and the only way she can get anything done when she's working out of town.

Miss Jaye

That's so funny "Me Time". I used to work 2 jobs while starting a business. I was always complaining about not having any "Me Time". Well, within 2 weeks, I lost both jobs and my business is failing. I have sooooo much "Me Time" I'm craving "Work time", "Friend Time", "Dating Time" and even "Gym Time". I have too much time. I got more stuff done when I was majorly busy. So be careful for what you wish for. I love your blog.


Speaking of personal projects, whether or not you're still working on that Rowan butterfly sweater anymore, have you seen this post?

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