Laura Ricketts Designs

"She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands..."

Laura Ricketts Designs is a personal and business website for Laura Ricketts, hand-knitwear designer, author, teacher, crafter, mother and wife.

Knit Along

Please come join us at the WWMDFK group on Ravelry (please click for immediate link) as we begin a Knit-Along based on my Comfort of a Friend Shawl. A Knit-Along is a virtual knit group.  Knitters from all around the US, or the world, can meet on this site, talk about their projects, ask questions, upload and share pictures. If you are not on Ravelry, a knit and crochet community, you can join it. All you need is an identification name. Warning: there are three million members. All the good names are taken.

The What Would Madame Defarge Knit? and What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? are the brainchild of Heather Ordover, Craftlit podcaster, and woman extraordinaire.  Seriously, I don't know when she sleeps. Every week, Heather posts both Craftlit and Just the Books podcast, and has just started Just the Benefits feed. Each presents a book of literary merit, read aloud by a reader, after which she talks about the book, teaching the chapter to come or the points we need to pay attention to. In addition, she writes multiple patterns, does tutoring, substitute teaches, and raises her two boys. It makes me tired just to think of it all.

As for myself, tomorrow is a full day with a big presentation a church tomorrow. Next week, I prepare some patterns for publication, and prepare myself for short trip to visit a ill friend. So glad the KAL is virtual and will travel anywhere!  

I look forward to seeing you there!