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Woodland Cowl

There’s a pre-order promotion going on right now for our new book! If you purchase [amazon text=Weekend Wraps&asin=163250278X] between now and August 1st (when it’s released), you can visit this link, and enter your order number to receive my Woodland Cowl pattern for free! Enjoy! […]

Summer Knitting

Over the last few months I’ve been busy working on many new projects. One very exciting one has been working as part of the 2016 Quince and Co Design team! I’ve written 9 new patterns in Quince yarns for this project, and the first 2 […]

Since we last spoke…


Some new patterns! (click names to buy or see details on ravelry)

Leverett, a fair isle cap in Plucky Knitter Aran.

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Sango, a spring top in Quince and Co’s Willet from the spring issue of Amirisu.

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Violet Bonnet, and Violet Cap from the first issue of Making zine.

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New Releases!

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! […]

Coming This Summer: A 3rd book!

Cecily and I have a 3rd book coming out this year, and it’s finally up for pre-order on Amazon. [amazon text=Weekend Wraps&asin=163250278X] 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, […]

Other Making: Garlic, Kale and Ricotta Pie

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 artichokes, which are a no-go with the kiddos. But, now there’s garlic, and we love garlic (I’ve also adjusted all the other ingredients and have made it at least a dozen times this way)!

kale pie

Garlic, Kale and Ricotta Pie

Serves 6

Ingredients

-5 large Eggs

-12 oz ricotta

-4 oz grated parmesan cheese

-3 tablespoons garlic, minced

-1 bunch fresh kale (need approx 2 cups chopped)

-1/2 teaspoon salt

-1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

-olive oil

Preheat oven to 350f

In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs. Add parmesan and ricotta and whisk together until well-blended. Add garlic, salt and pepper and whisk together.

Remove rib and chop kale, add to bowl and mix well.

Pour mixture into oiled 10″ tart pan. Drizzle with olive oil.

Bake at 350f on middle rack for 35 minutes.

I sometimes roast a bunch of garlic cloves and throw them in whole instead of chopped garlic.

Enjoy!

xo

Melissa

Wool, baby.

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 […]

other making: the apple edition

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 […]

Lu Leaf Hat (sized baby-adult)

DSC_0942DSC_0961DSC_0971My 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 “not itching” and then begged to wear it on an 80 degree day. Color this mama relieved!

I wrote this in 4 sizes, from baby-adult, since I was sure I’d want to knit one for myself and my younger daughter. The yarn is Trusty, from the Plucky Knitter, in the gorgeous “Old Copper” (I am a sucker for any green-y blues. Or, is it blue-y greens?).

So, here is the Lu Leaf Hat. The pattern is 50% off through August (there’s no code required. the discount will come off automatically at checkout). You can see/purchase it here.

summer pattern giveaway!

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 […]