Free Pattern :: Crochet Christmas Stocking


He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree. ~Roy L. Smith

I don't know about you, but my favorite bit about opening Christmas presents was always the Christmas stocking.  Great things come in Little Packages -right?!!  I enjoy it even more now that I get to play Santa Claus to my daughter.  One needs a Christmas stocking to fill with all those fabulous tiny presents.   This is an easy crochet pattern and will take an average of two weekends to make.  

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Christmas in July :: Inspiration

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. ~Charles Dickens

It is already the end of July. How are your Christmas preparations coming along?  Now don't laugh.  I am not kidding.  Christmas comes close on the heals of Thanksgiving, which gives one very little time to craft and prepare.  Rather than stress out, I am suggesting that we, meaning you and  me, learn from my mother who started her preparations in July.  Running a catering business as a single parent kept her extremely busy from the 1st of November though New Years, but she was not about to lose out on any of the fun.  She had a room she designated her wrapping room.  When Mom passed away in October, 2008, we found gifts for us already wrapped.  I couldn't' stop crying at the time, but I was so grateful to have that one last present to tuck under my tree.

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Artist Crush : : Meredith Woolnough

Under-the-microscope-web by Meredith Woolnough
2015 by Meredith Woolnough, 93 cm by 93cm

Great art picks up where nature ends.”  Marc Chagall

I recently came across the work of Meredith Woolnough.  There are moments in every artist's career when they see another artist's work and think "Holy Crap!  That piece is perfect. Spot on to what I've been thinking and why didn't I think of it first?" Yes, I am slighlty jealous and in tremendous awe of her talent.

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Free Patterns : : The Rainbow Collection


Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud. Maya Angelou 

I love rainbows, don't you?  They are frequently a source of inspiration for my designs.  The Rainbow Faith Bracelet I created for  As it is made with crystals, it is extra sparkly.

©2015 Lindsay Obermeyer Finger Knit Rainbow Scarf

I also made this finger knit scarf or Blanket for

 Easy to make and a perfect car trip project. 

©2016 Lindsay Obemeyer Rainbow Hat

And last but not least, my rainbow children's beanie, because aren't your children the gold at the end of the rainbow?!  I posted this pattern on my blog earlier this year.

Free Pattern: Beginner Baby Blanket


A baby is born with a need to be loved – and never outgrows it. – By Frank A. Clark

This is a simple, beginner's level baby blanket.  It falls in the category of tv knitting, you know, that project you can do while watching tv and not get too lost with what you are knitting.  This blanket was designed as a newborn receiving blanket, but could easily be adjusted to other sizes.

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Free Pattern :: Crochet Christmas Coasters

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Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.--- Norman Vincent Peale

There are only 177 days until Christmas.  After years of being the family scrooge, I've decided to follow in  my mother's footsteps.  She started preparing for Christmas in July.  This was partly due to nostalgia.  Christmas was her favorite holiday and the one with the happiest memories.  She also started in July as she owned a catering company and she was working 12/7 from The week before Thanksgiving until the week after New Year's.  She didn't have time to go shopping or prepare the homemade crafts in December, so she got started in July when her business was slower.  

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Knitwear Inspiration :: Chanel Fall / Winter 2016-17


 A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.

 The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. -- Coco Chanel


Chanel has been a frequent source of inspiration.  In my college days, it was the suit fabrics I loved.  I'd go to the couture stores, study the fabrics and then try to replicate them on my loom.  But these days, I study the knitwear and beadwork.

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Free Pattern : : Slouchy Baby / Toddler / Kids Beanie


So, like a forgotten fire, a childhood can always flare up again within us.  ~Gaston Bachelard


With every hat pattern I've posted, I receive several emails and comments requesting the hat in a different size.  Okay, so I have written this one for a baby, toddler and young child.  I wanted to make a slouchy beanie with a big pompom.  It is a beanie that slides over to the possibility of being a beret but I didn't give it enough slouch to be a good floppy beret which is how I like them.  This is a beanie with a touch of attitude.  I think pompoms are a prerequisite of childhood, especially big colorful ones.

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The House of Elsa Schiaparelli : exquisite embroidery


Dress designing . . . is to me not a profession but an art. -- Elsa Schiaparelli


I am beyond excited to have found this video by the house of Elsa Schiaparelli.  She was a huge influence on my early art.

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Social Networks and Stroke Recovery :: Short Video Review

Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
– A.A. Milne (Author of Winnie the Pooh)

This is a short video about my work with Dr. Amar Dhand and his research lab last year.  He was researching the impact of one's social network on their recovery from a stroke. Social network science looks at the effect of networks on the individual as awell as larger corporate structures.  Take a look at the video and if you want to learn more about the project tor become involved yourself then please take a look at my other blog