Super Stoked!

How would you describe the feeling you have when you’re contacted by a member of Knitty‘s editorial staff and…. (I’m not even going to finish that sentence, because that alone was enough for me squee like a tween at a Justin Bieber concert).

I’ll cut to the chase – Kate messaged me on Ravelry; informing me that they were putting a Knittyblog post together on the Escargot and asked if I would mind if they mentioned my Escargot Jr. pattern.  Would I mind?  Pardon me while I go fangirl for a moment.  I feel like I’ve won the lottery! How many amazing things can happen to one boring KS girl in a month?

Okay… I’m composed now. 🙂

If you’d like to check out the blog post, you can find it here:


It’s offical – I’m on Etsy!

For the last year my friends have been asking “Do you have an Etsy shop?” and I’ve always replied “no; that doesn’t fit into my custom knits by order model”.   However, lately I’ve been feeling the need to create.

So, what do you do when you want to make something, but not necessary for you or anyone you know….. You create it and put it on Etsy.

Amethyst Infinity Cowl

If you’d like to see additional pics and info, click here:

What to donate?

One of the best things about being a knitter is the ability to create a tangible object out of yarn, time, and love.  That’s one of the reasons why I frequently participate in charity knitting projects.  This month I plan to complete at least 2 projects for charity (a pet blanket for The Snuggles Project and a hat for Knit Pray Love).

That being said, when I received an email this morning requesting a donation to a silent auction for Relay For Life of Douglas County, KS, I immediately said yes.  The item isn’t due until April, but my problem is…. I have no clue what to knit.  I want make sure that I knit something that has a broad appeal and gets lots of bids for the cause.   So what are your thoughts?  Wash/dish clothes?  Baby blanket? Child’s toy?  Let me know what you think.

In a slump…

It happens to all of us.  We’re going about our normal routine when all of a sudden, we feel like we should’ve had a V8.  That’s what I feel like right now.  I have lots on the needles to keep me busy, but nothing that I find captivating.  I don’t know if that’s due to the fact that none of it is for me or what???

In any case, if you see my knitting mojo, please send it home.

Superknit Sunday!

I know…. I know…. Today was Superbowl Sunday.  Honestly, I didn’t even know who was playing until about 2pm.  Since I don’t follow football much, Superbowl means an excuse to eat junk food, hilarious commercials, and best of all – guilt-free knitting time while my husband is mesmerized by the game).

In any case, congratulations to the Giants and to me, for finishing my 9th Escargot hat.  :0)

Twisted Cowl Pattern – Rereleased

Though it hasn’t been much of a typical winter here in Gardner, KS, my desire for warm toasty knits hasn’t lessened.  Apparently I’m not the only one.  Every day Ravelers (if you’re not familiar with you should stop reading immediately and go check it out) all over the globe seek cozy hat, scarf, and cowl patterns to keep them warm.

One of those cowl patterns has been my very own Twisted Cowl pattern.  Unfortunately, due to my chronic boneheadness, the pattern has been unavailable for the past 9 or so months since I deleted the blog that was hosting it.  I know…. nice move, Einstein.

Well, I finally got the motivation to rewrite the pattern and (this part is critical) BACK IT UP (what a concept).

So without further ado, I present the new and improved Twisted Cowl pattern. As always feedback is greatly appreciated!

Escargot Jr. Pattern

Escargot Jr. – A child sized version of the gorgeous Escargot.  Feedback greatly appreciated!

(c) Jami Stephens

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