I released a few new patterns recently, and it’s about time that I blog about them here! Below, meet the Little Hiker’s Cardigan, North Super Bulky Bonnet, and the Grown-Up Lace Bonnet. All 3 follow my current theme: quick knits in chunky, or heavier, yarns! Click any design’s name above to go straight to all… More New Releases!
Cecily and I have a 3rd book coming out this year, and it’s finally up for pre-order on Amazon. Weekend Wraps is a collection of designs that use worsted-weight, or heavier, yarns. We’ll be sharing some sneak peeks as the release date gets closer, but for now, you can see the cover, which features a… More Coming This Summer: A 3rd book!
If something that I cook gets eaten by 3 out of 4 of us, I instantly declare it a winner, and it gets added to our regular rotation. With 2 children under 4, this is the best we can hope for sometimes. This is one of those recipes. I modified it from one that included… More Other Making: Garlic, Kale and Ricotta Pie
I’ve been anxiously awaiting this day, so that I can share one of the many things that has kept me busy this year. Meet Wool Baby, my 4 piece baby collection, for Quince and Co. I love it so much, and had so much fun choosing from all of Quince’s beautiful colors. One blanket, 2… More Wool, baby.
Last weekend, we went to an event on a property with an old apple orchard. My daughter was picking an apple off a low branch when someone came over and told us that we could come back and pick as many as we wanted for free, because they were totally overwhelmed. Bonus, they were organic.… More other making: the apple edition
My oldest daughter is starting preschool very soon, and she’s been asking me to knit her some new things. The program has a big outdoor component, so I let that be the inspiration for my design. 3-year-olds can have some very strong opinions about clothing, so it was a huge relief when she declared it… More Lu Leaf Hat (sized baby-adult)
Welcome to my new digs! It’s been a busy summer with lots of new designs in the works. Cecily and I also have a 3rd book coming out in 2016! These days, my girls, now ages 15 months and 3 years, are always keeping me busy. I still sneak a few stitches here and there.… More summer pattern giveaway!
The blog has moved back here to knittingschooldropout.com! The look will be changing over the next month or so, but I’m back! In the meantime, you can use the code BLOG at checkout to save 30% off the self-published patterns in my store.
I’ve neglected to mention my newest patterns here! I’m trying to be better about that, but if you really want to hear about anything new right away, definitely head on over and “like” the facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/MelissaLaBarreKnitting Last week, I released the Little Sprout Bonnet and Little Sprout Cardigan. Both are knit in Quince… More 3 New Patterns (and a special code for you!)
This weekend, I’ll happily turn 40. Life is good. I’ve given birth to 2 lovely little girls in the last 3 years. I’m married to an amazing guy. I write patterns. People buy them, allowing me to pay for things like electricity, heat, and sometimes, yarn or a burrito. I’m working on a 3rd book… More 40!