Author Archives: Michelle

Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival 2010 Recap

Canby, Oregon made me feel right at home. Growing up 70 miles west of Washington DC in a rural area leads itself to a lot of farming, contra dancing, and general feeling of down to earthiness that I was reminded … Continue reading

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Fickle Knitter Pattern in Knit Picks October Catalog

It’s been a hell of a few days. I’ve been acting like a crazy person trying to get my gear, fiber, yarn, and patterns ready for Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival. The husband has been working extended hours (til 2 … Continue reading

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Prepping for Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival Booth

I’ve been dyeing, spinning, skeining and knitting til the wheels fall off. I’m packing yarn, fiber and patterns for the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival in Canby, Oregon this weekend, September 25th and 26th. I’ll be vending with Laura of … Continue reading

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New Fickle Knitter pattern in Knitcircus Gift Issue No. 12, plus Scotch! Pumpkin Shortages! Hanukkah!

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah Ya’ll! What? I’m a few months early? Not if you consider today is the release of the Knitcircus Gift Issue. Here’s a handy link to my latest pattern, now available through Knitcircus. Here’s a ravelry … Continue reading

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Crap, Bloglines is closing! A simple How To on importing your knit blog feeds to Flock

I was saddened and very surprised to read this week that Bloglines will be shutting it’s doors October 1st. I’ve been using bloglines for as long as I’ve been blogging (Circa 2004). After pissing and moaning on twitter and generally … Continue reading

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Week in Pictures 9-10-10

Just Published Sookie’s Pulse Warmers knit in Sandra Singh 1 Ply Worsted. — If they kill Eric this Sunday on True Blood I will be pissed — 3 Hats: Mama, Knitter, Butt Kicker. Just Finished This week I (finally) finished … Continue reading

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What do you do with a new Spinning Wheel?

I go balls out spinning-crazy, heavily influenced by Laura (Mommy of Maya’s BFF) owner and operator of Slipped Stitch Studios on Etsy. See, other than making the sweetest kid ever she also makes these awesome draw string bags, and mi … Continue reading

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Another Day Another New Fickle Knitter Pattern

Introducing Asymmetrical Triangle Shawl. It’s knit from from the long edge to the point. I wrote the pattern for the Asymmetrical Triangle Shawl as I was working my way through shawl geometry. The shawl is knit by casting on 300 … Continue reading

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How to rip out your Knitting, a (deranged) soliliquy for Knit Designers

There comes a time in your design career where ripping out knitting or tinking back becomes unavoidable. I know I’m not the only one that suffers. Back in my heady, hazy days of pre-children knitting I rarely if ever ripped … Continue reading

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My New Fickleknitter Ebook: 14 Pattern Lace Knitting Collection by Michelle Miller

I decided it was high time to group together a best of from the most popular lace designs I’ve created over the years. So just in time for the holiday knitting crunch I hope you’ll consider my 14 Pattern Lace … Continue reading

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