Blog Profile / A Friend to Knit With

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Archived Since:August 3, 2009

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chunky knit beanie, 2018 edition

January 2009 If you would have told me that I would have been trying to recreate this photo in 2018, I would have thought that would be FOREVER in the future. Yet, looking at this photo, I think it seems like only yesterday we went outside to take it. Show More Summary

january knitcrate

A new year, new knitting goals. It's funny, the January Knitcrates must have been reading my mind. I don't knit many shawls. Voila. A new shawl pattern and yarn arrived at my door. This months knitcrate theme did not disappoint. Nature. Show More Summary

my humulus sweater

So, color work mistakes are some of the worst. I mean, I usually just want to throw my knitting across the room when I notice the mistake. Especially when the mistake isn't visible for a while. I noticed the mistake in the yolk of my Humulus sweater, (you make not even notice it, my sweet sister didn't) and actually did consider forging ahead. Show More Summary

the hotline sweater

I was beyond thrilled when Libby text me from school and asked me to make her the Hotline Sweater from Wool And The Gang. I tried to get it finished for Christmas... however, did not quite make it. The knitting was finished but I still had to seam it together. Show More Summary

happy 2018 friends

Dear 2017,You have been quite an interesting year. You have provided many pockets of growth and for that I am extremely grateful. Your challenges have been gifts and my heart is full. My wish for all my friends to knit with and for all people everywhere is a new year filled with health, love and so. much. happiness!Happy 2018!xx, leslie

episode 4

Just a little video update over on my YouTube channel. I hope you all carve out some time for yourselves with knitting in your hands!


Libby had a few friends over to help decorate the cookies. They did an amazing job. The winner of the book 60 more quick baby blankets is number 4, Missy. Missy, please email me, and I will make sure this sweet book lands in your mailbox!

those mitts

I knit one present this year. A pair of those mitts. And when I finished I laid them on top of each other and low and behold they were two different lengths. I was off by two rows. I stretched and pulled and thought, heck, they are fine. Show More Summary


My college kids are home for Christmas break. I have one happy heart.


I don't know what took me so long to buy a sweater, a mitten and a hat cookie cutter. I mean seriously. Knitters that like to bake without knitwear cookie cutters?! I used this recipe. Seriously good. Waiting for Libby to get home from college to decorate them. (Tomorrow! Yippee!)

60 more quick baby blankets giveaway

Okay, friends. This may be the cutest book of baby blanket patterns I have ever seen!I flipped through the book marking my favorites with post it notes. I think I put a post it note on every single pattern. I'm not kidding. This is honestly, the most spectacular selection of baby blanket patterns I have ever seen. Show More Summary

december knitcrate

Imagine being tucked away in a little valley, snugly nestled between hills and mountains, little houses lined up together in the brightest, happiest painted colors. -knitcrateI actually can imagine just that. And it makes me excited for this time of year. Show More Summary

christmas 2007

This was our Christmas 2007 photo shoot day. Me. Them. Their father telling them to listen to their mother and smile for the camera. I seriously can't believe this was ten years ago. I often wonder what my Instagram would have looked liked when my kids were younger. Show More Summary

three years ago

Today marks three years without the only father I ever knew. I would love to say that time heals all wounds. I think as individuals we are able to move on. But the feeling of loss is there. When you let yourself dig deep, and let yourself feel again, those feeling come bubbling to the surface. Show More Summary

toast with purls

Meet toast with purls. I think of these arm warmers as being a slightly dressier version of toast. (My mind suddenly goes to making toast and wearing pearls.)???? The pattern is over on ravelry and you can download your free copy using the code "merryandbright". Show More Summary

our tree

This was only the second year we have ever cut down our Christmas year. We thought it would be really great to drive to the farm to get a fresh tree. We found our favorite tree almost instantly. Perfectly shaped and perfectly full. It even came with it's very own birds nest. Show More Summary

soon to be...

My yarn arrived for my next project; humulus. SO looking forward to casting on, but must wait until I finish a few small Christmas gifts. It took me quite a while to decide on a yarn choice and color combo. I'm going to be using the lovely Quince yarn in Lark.


It was the first time I made a peppermint cake. I figured it was that time of year, and this year I am feeling particularly festive. It wasn't that pretty, but it sure was delicious.

music man

My music man, Charlie. While my children were growing, I was always playing music. I mean, always. All sorts of different genre's. I just love music. George Winston was played in the house and on long car trips. Driving, getting lost in my thoughts, feeling it to the core. Show More Summary

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