the art of creating fabric using two needles and a yarn like substance

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 ...

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 ...

Simple Knit Triangle Shawl free Pattern

27 Apr 12
Many of the shawls found in my shop, JiSTknits on Etsy start with a simple triangle from which individual garments evolve with decorative edges, borders and beads.  A triangle shaped shawl can ...

A “Make it work” moment or perhaps… Just Do It!

5 Nov 11
The concepts materialize.. the words flow brilliantly… And then I step out of the shower… crap! What was I thinking? What did I want to say? What was that phrase that ...

Split Personality

3 May 11
Glass and fiber couldn’t be more different.  Sharp, clear, rigid… soft, lofty, pliable. But something draws me to both of them equally.  Design ideas flow from one medium to the other ...

Welcome to JiSTdesigns!

24 Apr 11
Welcome to JiSTdesigns! Today is the first sunny spring day we’ve had in forever… and here I sit in front of the computer watching dark clouds roll in. I’ve been planning ...