Saturday, January 18, 2014

Timber Wolf Charts

I am finally converting, slowly, very slowly, all of my patterns to pdf format for your purchasing pleasure and have started with one of my most popular designs...Timber Wolf Charts. You will find it living here at http://www.needlebeetle.com/intarsia/animals/tw.html

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Shiny and New!

Finally, I've updated the website, take a peek at Needle Beetle!

It's been awhile since I've done such a major overhaul but I hope you all appreciate the new squeaky clean look and have more fun snooping around.

Within the next few weeks I plan to offer 3 new free patterns as well as a new cable pullover design. Stay tuned for updates and thanks for visiting!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Howlite

This is my current knitting project, not my design, but definitely my knitting.

:-)

Love how it's turning out and am on to sleeve #2.

You can find this pattern by Heather Dixon at www.armyofknitters.com

I love the intricacy, the collar, the sleeves, the cables. It was too pretty not to knit it.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Dragon Realm

Finally, I have something to share, it's been awhile but I hope the wait was worth it. If you'd like to order this new pattern it will be available for shipping the second week in September. I LOVE dragons, and am pretty stoked I came up with a design that shows off my favourite winged reptile.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

wow, time flies

Sorry, no pics for this one, but I promise, cross my fingers that eventually I will find time to be "more timely" with my posts. Aarggh, life really does get in the way, but it's all good.

2 new designs are in the works, I've had a hankering to design something with a fantasy theme in sock yarn, and that is in the works, as well as a lacy top with Clea #10 crochet cotton. Tiny stitches makes for a happy Needle Beetle. :-)

Saturday, September 5, 2009

finally!

Hello all, I'm sad to report that the world hasn't changed from a 24 hour day, so I'm stuck juggling with all of my pursuits (knitting, running, reading, cross-stitch) and making them fit into my spare time. But, FINALLY I have managed in the midst of running and knitting to actually come out with 2 new patterns for your knitting pleasure. White Water Rapids is a v-neck cardigan in the colours of rocks and water edged with wavy lace frills and Impressions is 3 pairs of stranded socks combining colour with twisted stitches. Both were fun patterns to design and knit and I'm looking forward to wearing them very soon as we are already in September, where did the summer go??

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Chilli & Lace


Well, it's been quite a time in my Needle Beetle life, recently (okay Mar. 1) I ran my very first half marathon "The Chilli-Half" (21k/13 miles) and actually finished in a "half" decent time, 2 hours 13 minutes 58 seconds. For a runner, it's all about your time, so seconds do count. I'm now in training for Run for the Toad, a 25k held at Pinehurst Conservation. It's a 12 1/2k loop of trails, hills, rocks, roots, gravel and mud. What a combo, best parts I've heard are the incredible scenery and gourmet luncheon after the race, yum.

I've decided to complement my running with weight training, and have found that my knitting time has been drastically reduced, (where do those hours go???), so bear with me while I break into my new routine and stretch the days from 24 hours to 36 hours (I can do that, right?). I do have 3 designs percolating in my brain as well as on paper, and when things have settled down, I plan to offer them. In the meantime, here's another sneak peek.