Last week a friend asked that I make her a bag similar to my Offhand Designs Suzannah plus a little extra size and zippers.  Tuesday we went out to Fabric Depot to get the supplies including the three different fabrics.  She chose … Continue reading

Web updates

For the last few years I’ve used apple’s MobileMe for my web hosting and when I heard last year that they would be discontinuing the service, I thought I should start to look around for other options but likely would … Continue reading


I have been wanting to make a hanging circular needle organizer for years, but am really good at procrastinating!  Recently I’ve had the sewing machine out and working on various things (a quilt I posted about back in 2010, some bags … Continue reading


I have considered for a while getting back to keeping an Etsy shop up and running and now have set up a new Etsy storefront, MelindaVermeerDesign, and added an assortment of handcrafted stitchmarkers and knitting patterns!  Soon I will have hand … Continue reading

December Contest

For December, lets see what you are working on for gift knitting! Post on the Ravelry group your holiday gift knitting ideas, WIPS, finished projects, etc and after the holidays post a photo of your gift recipient with their new hat/shawl/bag/scarf/etc by … Continue reading


The pattern for Chasm, a 2-color brioche scarf, is now up on Ravelry! I worked on this during the Cat Bordhi retreat the first week of November and will be teaching it as an intro to brioche class at Happy Knits in Portland on Friday December … Continue reading

Pattern Redux

After causing many knitters confusion on the Thao Shawl setup chart, I’ve re-formatted it. The new and improved copy can be downloaded directly from the Happy Knits blog post on the Thao Shawl HERE.