Happy New Decade





Hello there, how you doin'? I missed you guys!

I cannot believe it...we made it through the Holidays and New Year's. Not only do we find ourselves in a new year, we are also starting a brand new spanking decade. Let us make it a great 2011!


2010 was the year of transition and change for us. We left Portland, hung out in San Francisco and ended up in Manhattan.

Also, I left my online space at Wordpress and launched GETTINGPURLYWITHIT.COM! That was quite a big deal for me.

Lastly, I made a big shift in where I look for inspiration with regard to my knitting. Whereas I used to browse through knitwear designs in the hand knitting industry, I know focus more and more on knits on the runway.

Patterns I released in 2010

I total, I released 8 free patterns in the past year.

April 2010, Miss Jenni Shawl and Nettie Hat:

DSC_0017         NettieHat1

July 2010, Lana Gloves:


October 2010, Vanessa Headband, Seattle Gloves (worsted and Aran):

Needles on Fire18   Seattle ARAN20

October 2010 on the Close Knit blog, Leah Gloves and Miss Violet and Chloe Cowl:

Simple Long Fingerless Gloves Nancy's knitwear cabled cowl teal

I am happy with what I have released but I can do much better. And I must do way better for 2011! 

Building a foundation in NYC

While 2010 was a year of transition, I strongly have the feeling that 2011 will be the year in which I build a strong foundation in NYC. 

For the first time in years, I feel that we are not going anywhere anytime soon. We are going to be in NYC for a very long time and I have beautiful opportunities to establish myself as a knitwear designer/pattern writer. 


I will do my best to make good connections, design better, reach for greater things and progress with big leaps. I am going to give it my all and my best. That is a promise.

It's going to be hard work, but I know I can do it. 

Dear knitter, with you by my side and with your support, I know I can reach for the highest. 

Let us all make 2011 a fantastic year! We can all start anew, better ourselves, reach higher, dream bigger, and work hard in making our lives and the world a beautiful place to be!

Wishing you and your family a healthy, happy and prosperous 2011!




dream decade!

Hey Nancy, Happy 2011 to you too! so happy to see you pushing your creativity, feeling settled and carving out a place for yourself in your dream job -- all in one of the most exciting cities on earth!!! maybe 2011 will bring us together for a little knitting and yarn shopping in the big apple. continue to craft, inspire and share all your beautiful images! xo V

Thank you, V!!! I like "dream

Thank you, V!!! I like "dream decade" :)

Happy New Year Nancy!!

I hope that we get to know each other better (and in person ;D) in the new year!!Happy New Year to you!

Happy New Year to you too!!!

Happy New Year to you too!!! It's going to be a fantastic year :) 

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