Two new patterns!

I hope everyone’s been having a good first month of 2018. I’ve been working quite a lot, and I’m happy to announce two new patterns up on Ravelry! The first is $5 + tax, and it’s the Tetris Lap Blanket (For the Gamer in Your Life) that Silver and I worked on for over two years!

Tetris Lap Blanket
Tetris Lap Blanket

The second is another free fingerless mitts pattern – Lacy Thorns and Roses Mitts.  These are free on Ravelry.

Mercury wearing the Lacy Thorns and Roses Mitts.
Me wearing the Lacy Thorns and Roses Mitts, January 2018.

I hope that if you like to knit, you’ll give them a go! 🙂

Revitalised and ready for action!

Well, hello there! It’s only been… two-and-a-half years since I’ve last popped in here! I’m still alive.

Mercury wearing Knit the Rainbow Mitts.
Wearing my Knit the Rainbow Mitts. Pattern published May 2017.

As you can see, the site’s had a major makeover. That video up top features my own hands working on something for my brother-in-law. There have also been some updates to the pages listed in the menu, and a whole new page: Patterns, where I’ve collected all of my own knitting patterns to date.  This includes two that were previously only available on my even older WordPress site, Emmy Knits. Those in particular have been given a bit of a refresh and spiffed up with the full PDF download treatment.

My health has reached a relatively stable state – the mystery illness I was plagued by for so long was actually irritable bowel syndrome, and now that I know that, I have ways of keeping it in check. I’m happy to say I haven’t had to check into the hospital since April 2014. This stability has also afforded me a chance to work a “normal” job again while still leaving me some knitting time. I’m currently an audio transcriber and audio transcription proofreader, which I do fully from home. It’s boosted my self-confidence tremendously.

I’m looking forward to posting project updates, pattern works-in-progress, and newly finished patterns, as well as some more slice-of-life bits and pieces. If you’re into the slice-of-life stuff, might I recommend checking out my dear friend Silver’s podcast, Silver’s Dreamland? She has great knit-a-longs, several projects on the needles, and she’s just fun to listen to in general. Also, I’ll be a guest on an episode in a few weeks if you’re curious to hear what I sound like, and if you’re interested in what’s happening with Silver’s Knitted Treats. We may also have a video game-related pattern to debut. 😉

New patterns and… taking commissions again through SKT!

Since the last time I updated, I’ve published three new fingerless gloves knitting patterns – two free, and one more for sale. My Basket Cable Mitts and Dragon’s Armor Gauntlets are both free, while my Clove in Cream Mitts are only $2 plus tax. Give them a try if you like to knit – and you can see all of my available patterns here on Ravelry.

Basket Cable Mitts
Basket Cable Mitts
Clove in Cream Mitts
Clove in Cream Mitts
Dragon's Armor Gauntlets
Dragon’s Armor Gauntlets


I have also decided to start taking commissions again, but through my dear friend Silver’s site, Silver’s Knitted Treats. Go check out our store there and feel free to custom order anything you’d like that isn’t already for sale.

I’ve already made some very cute things on commission…


My first pattern available for purchase!

I’m proud to announce that today, I have published my first purchasable knitting pattern: Apex & Nadir Mitts!



Up and down, the strong apex and nadir points of these mitts make for a lovely texture that will keep your hands warm.

There’s no gusset shaping for the thumb; these are simple fingerless gloves for the adventurous beginner, or an advanced knitter who wants some easy “TV knitting” 🙂

These fun fingerless gloves are quick to work up, taking less than one skein of Stylecraft Special Aran yarn. You can use any worsted or aran weight yarn you prefer, but I love Stylecraft’s range of colors.

Can easily be sized up or down by using larger or smaller needles – the pattern provided easily fits most adult hands (any gender): using larger needles will produce a slouchier fit; smaller needles, a tighter mitt.

I hope if you like knitting, that you’ll give them a try. The pattern only costs $2, and is available from Ravelry. Thanks for supporting my work! 🙂

Every time I update it’s bad news

…and this may seem like more of the same, I know. At least I have a small amount of work to show for it?

Despite having yet more hospital trips this year, my doctors claim they have sorted out my problems and so far (knock wood), I’ve been feeling a bit better. Hopefully this will improve and I’ll finally have a healthy year next year.

Two projects I completed a while ago, but only now have gotten to post about (and will mail out shortly): another Metroid plushie and a Lavos plushie!

A commissioned Metroid plushie
A commissioned Metroid plushie
Lavos Plushie
Lavos, the Destroyer of Worlds from Chrono Trigger!

Hopefully I’ll have more and better things to write about soon. I’d truly prefer to have happy posts filling up these pages again.