About me

am a twenty something avid knitter, passionate environmentalist, fledgling vegetarian and lousy swimmer.  I’ve been knitting for almost a year now and if I’m sitting down, there’s a good chance I’m knitting.

When I’m not knitting, I’m at work designing renovations to historic downtown buildings in Tulsa, OK.  I think we’re all responsible for making this planet a better place and despite what my mom used to say, I still think broccoli is disgusting.

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  1. Hi Hilary,

    I’m one of the editors of AllFreeKnitting. I wanted to let you know that we’ve featured one of your patterns on our site. You can find a link to your pattern on our site here: http://www.allfreeknitting.com/Hands-and-Wrists/thumbs-up-gloves

    If you are interested, I would love to set up a free designer profile page for you. Here is an example of what those look like: http://www.allfreeknitting.com/knitting-designers/anna-from-mochimochi-land

    To set one up, all I need is a picture, a bio and a list of links you’d like to include on the page.

    This is a great way to let our readers know a little bit more about the designers we feature.



  2. I’m not sure how I’ve never stumbled across your page before. You’ve only been knitting for a year?! I’ve been knitting for about 5 now and while I feel confident I can knit anything with a pattern, I’m still timid when designing patterns. I’m so impressed! I’m about to become your biggest fan 🙂

  3. Robin Read

     /  January 20, 2012

    Totally LOVE your stuff!!

  4. Karryn

     /  January 22, 2012

    Hello. I’m trying to knit your organic shrug but seem stuck at Row 3 of the lace pattern. I’m knitting M so have 56sts at end of the increase row. Row 3 doesn’t work out!!! Please can you help? Is there an error or am I being dim?

    Kind regards

    • Hi Karryn, I think I understand your question, let’s see if this helps.
      You should always have 56 stitches at the end of each row. With this lace pattern there’s no increase or decreases. The first and last stitches on the row are place holders, so the total pattern repeat is a multiple of 6 (54 in this case) stitches plus 2. The lace pattern [ yo, k3tog, yo, k3] just moves back and forth 3 stitches each row by starting the row with either 1 or 4 stitches before starting the lace. Like any lace pattern, you should end up with the same number of stitches each row since the lace pattern starts by adding one stitch (by doing the yarn over); decreasing 2 stitches (knitting 3 together), then adding one stitch (yo). So in the course of the lace pattern you decrease two, and add two leaving you with the same number at the end of the row. If that sounds confusing and you’re a visual person like me, try drawing out the pattern by making tick marks for each stitch then marking them as knit together and adding circles for the yarn overs to show new stitches. That usually seems to work for me. Good Luck to you!

  5. linda abate

     /  May 6, 2012

    hello ! love the weekender bag in black ….. question what do i buy for straps , how do i put them on and can i line this bag ? thank you and keep on knitting …..!

  6. i was looking at the wreath but wondering is there a size 17 needle , would love to get your book


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