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Meg Roke

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I'm a former special education teacher turned stay-at-home-mom. I recently moved from the Philadelphia area to Northeast Ohio with my family. I love spending my days with my daughter, playing together, and crafting in my spare time. My hobby of knitting has grown into a passion for collecting patterns, experimenting with new yarns and designing knit-wear.

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This blog shares with readers my love of crafting (primarily knitting), revealing what's on my.. needles, sharing new designs, describing beautiful yarns and discussing the general wonderfulness of.. this soul-soothing skill.

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Latest Blog Posts

  • Picture Day Worthy (& Giveaway)
    on Aug 30, 2016
    What is it about vests on little kids that just screams Picture Day? Perhaps it is because vests make littles look so dapper like miniature grown-ups? Or perhaps all the knitting moms know how quickly they knit up, so it has become the go-to last-min...
  • Gansey Kids Giveaway on Quince & Co.
    on Aug 25, 2016
    Who is ready for another yarn AND Gansey Kids giveaway? Today I am a guest blogger on the Quince and Co.'s blog. There you can read all the fun details about two cute unisex accessories from the Gansey Kids collection, which feature beautiful ya...
  • Classy Giveaway Winner
    on Aug 21, 2016
    Congratulations to "amchat"! You have won my Classy yarn giveaway. I will contact you with the details today.Please keep coming back for more fun, more knitting chat, more patterns and more giveaways. I have SEVERAL giveaways planned over the next mo...
  • It all started with patches...
    on Aug 14, 2016
    Two years ago, I had this idea of designing a very classic child's pullover that would feature knitted elbow patches. Then, I had this idea of designing a matching cardigan version of the pullover. Dream in Color was so kind in providing yarn support...
  • Gansey Kids
    on Aug 4, 2016
    This week, something big happened. Big. HUGE! Gansey Kids was released on Ravelry and Etsy.Gansey Kids is collection of ten patterns inspired by traditional ganseys. Does this mean you are going to see a classic fisherman sweater on every page? Absol...
  • 4 days. 10 patterns.
    on Jul 28, 2016
    In 4 days, I will be releasing an e-book with 10 fresh designs. What do you need to know about these designs? I think the next two words pretty much sum it up...cozytexture      So stay tuned!
  • A Lesson in Fair Isle
    on Jul 11, 2016
    Recently I was asked to teach a series of beginner friendly classes on fair isle at my local yarn shop, Harps & Thistles Yarn Imporium.I struggled to find that just-right collection of patterns to teach those initial skills (no steeking in this c...
  • Morning at the Tate
    on Mar 2, 2016
    Some experiences in life are planted firmly in your memory and cannot be shaken. I can remember on a trip to London, more than 15 years ago, walking up to the Tate Modern thinking, “I’m not going to like this. It’s modern; no way will I like th...
  • Modern Lines Winner!
    on Feb 3, 2016
    The winners for the DOUBLE Modern Lines giveaway have been selected (using an online random number generator). Drum roll, please.......Bianca! You have won a copy of the Modern Lines pattern AND that gorgeous skein of Dragonfly Fibers' Pixie yarn!!!!
  • Modern Lines: New Pattern and Double Giveaway!!
    on Jan 27, 2016
    When I think of the word modern, I think of clean and sometimes intersecting lines in clothing, architecture, furniture, or the modern wing of an art gallery.For example:Arkon Art Museum in Arkon, Ohio Navarre Home DesignModern Luxury FurnitureT...
  • BSA winner!
    on Dec 15, 2015
    Congratulations to Manyakitty307, you have won a lovely squishy skein of Blue Sky Alpacas Sport!! If you would please let me know how to contact you (Raverly name? email address?) in the comments, then I we can sort out the details to get this pretty...
  • Yarn Review: Blue Sky Alpacas Sport
    on Dec 7, 2015
    I hope you have all taken a few minutes to explore the Knittin' Little website- a fun site with cute knitting patterns for kids and a well written blog by the creator, Andrea Sanchez. In September, she released the inaugural pattern collection for Kn...
  • Yarn Review: Trinity Worsted
    on Dec 3, 2015
    In early September, Sweet Georgia Yarns published a beautiful collection of autumnal patterns in Fall with Sweet Georgia, Volume 1.  I was fortunate to be among the contributing designers in this issue. What a treat to work with such a generous...
  • Slice
    on Sep 9, 2015
    Yesterday, the first of my fall patterns was released: Slice. This scarf is part of the fall collection from Sweet Georgia Yarns. First, I must tell you that this was a fabulous company to work with. They were very positive, professional, and en...
  • Sneak Peek on Knittn' Little
    on Sep 5, 2015
     Hope on over to the Knittin' Little blog for a sneak peek of my upcoming design for this launch collection of children pattterns. I absolutely cannot wait to share this with you!What are you waiting for? Check it out right now :).
  • Secret projects
    on Sep 1, 2015
    Over the past 8 months,  I have worked on 6 new patterns that will be published this fall via magazines, book publisher, or yarn companies. I am happy to report that 2 will be coming out in the next two weeks. The rest should be available in Oct...
  • Outlander knitting
    on Jul 15, 2015
    This summer, I jumped on the bandwagon and began watching the captivating television series and reading the famous Outlander series by Diana Galbadon. If you have not looked into either... run, don't walk, to your nearest library and check out both.
  • Deep Comfort Wrap
    on Jun 10, 2015
    Grief comes to us all at one time in our lives, some more than others. For knitters, managing grief means we distract ourselves with the comfort of slipping fiber over our fingers and round a set of needles to transform simple string into something b...
  • Back from TNNA
    on Jun 1, 2015
    This weekend, I attended the TNNA trade show in Columbus, Ohio. What is TNNA? Well, friends, pull up a chair and prepare to be jealous.Waiting for the doors to open.TNNA stands for The National NeedleArts Association. In the summer they have a trade...
  • Getting Caught Up
    on May 29, 2015
    November?6.5 months?Really?Yes, it has truly been that long since I last visited with you and shared my crafty thoughts on this blog.  And boy, it has been a busy six months! Here is a quick summary of that time:4 new patterns released6 addition...