Turning Leaves Shawl (slash) Poncho

25 Oct 17
Finally… finally… finally I’ve written and published the pattern for my Turning Leaves Shawl / Poncho! Why did it take so long you might ask? Well. Let me tell you. Time ...

Summer’s not over yet! Labor Day Sale

31 Aug 17
I’m participating in Etsy’s site-wide sale though Monday, September 4… Labor Day! Take 15% off any item in my JiSTjewels shop! No coupon code necessary Here is a sampling of the ...

It is a tree of life…

4 Aug 17
Months ago (almost 2 years now actually) I mentioned a project that began with “I can do that” and proceeded to “what was I thinking?!” fairly quickly… knitting a chuppah for ...

Learn From Me!

14 Aug 16
Years ago, I taught an Intro to Stained Glass class through our local adult ed program. This weekly course was fun as I was able to share my knowledge with adult ...

They call me a Fearless Knitter

26 Jan 15
And this is why… What is the most challenging project you’ve ever thought about knitting? A sweater with shaping and sleeves? A lace shawl? A handbag? I’ve started a project that is ...

JiSTdesigns… Open for Business!

18 Aug 14
Take a look at my hand knit wire bracelets, necklaces and earrings! What do you think? I’m having fun creating one of a kind jewelry items, many with glass or fused ...

Taking it to the Streets!

What was I thinking?

1 Feb 14
I’ve learned a lot about myself over the past year. I’ve learned that 3 shops on Etsy – in addition to a full time day job, family and life – are ...

Front Page News!

6 Jan 13
One of my items, a wonderfully warm hand knit cowl, landed on the front page of Etsy on New Year’s Day as part of this wonderful treasury by Janet of BlueMagpieDesign. ...

Simple Knit Triangle Shawl – Border #1

13 May 12
One of the easiest borders to add to your Simple Knit Triangle Shawl base is a ruffle.  Hot right now, the ruffle adds a feminine touch to any knit garment.  It ...