You may have noticed my absence from this space during the previous month. Faced with finishing my Quilts for Campers project on time (thanks, Mom!), I've been a bit busy. However, there is one more excuse I have to offer: I've been swamped with knitting!
Malabrigo! Alltogether now, "Mal-ah-briiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii-go....."
Watch the drool, ladies!

Laceweight Malabrigo for a beaded wrap!

Many people wish that their hobbies could pay for themselves; seemingly, few actually get the opportunity. In the last two months, I have been blessed beyond belief with some amazing opportunities! First, I decided to apply to become a Stunt Knitter for Stitch Diva Studios. While in my LYS to choose some yarn for the test swatch, I began chatting with the clerk about what the yarn was for; she seemed interested that I wanted to become a sample knitter, and mentioned that they were currently looking for a sample knitter themselves. Intruiged, I offered her my name, phone number and blog address, and also mentioned that I do my own design work, as well. I left the store encouraged, but not hopeful. After all, she'd never seen any of my work and (so I thought) was probably not the decision-maker, anyway. Wrong! Turns out she was the regional manager for the entire chain of stores, and two days later, called me up and said they wanted me to design some golf club covers for the shop. I was ecstatic! After delivering the first three covers, I was asked to do two more. . .since then, I've been asked to design two adult garments, a child's garment, a shawl, and five additional golf club covers! I am swimming in wonderful yarn and delighted that I have free reign to design whatever I like with very few guidelines! What an opportunity!!!!!

With that story told, I am excited to be able to share with you, at no cost, the designs I am working on for the store. At some point, I may chronicle the design process, from original sketch to finished project. A few of my patterns have already been made available, both here and on the Great Balls of Yarn website.

A gift from the owner of my LYS. . .what's inside?

FREE YARN!!!!!!!!!! Robin is the BEST LYS OWNER EVER!!!!

So you see, friends, I am still here, and still knitting! Now that my quilt project is over, I hope to be around more often. . .hopefully with many more yummy projects!

Till next time,


PS - Oh, and the Stunt Knitting bit? Yeah, I got that, too. I've already finished 2 projects for Jennifer Hansen and am about to start 2 more, one for Ms. Hansen and one for Marnie MacLean. Whoo hoo!


  1. hooray for you! every knitter in the world (almost) wishes she were you right now!

  2. Congrats, Sarah! I have always thought that you were one of the most intelligent, creative people I know, and now I'm sure of it! Way to go!

  3. It's a knitter's fantasy come true!! But you are well deserving ;)