Snake River Poncho

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Finished Poncho I finally seamed up my Snake River Poncho and wove in my ends!  I am so happy with it and am sure that I will get a lot of wear out of this piece!  The red is the perfect red for me. The yarn is Harley Fingering weight by the talented Marianated Yarns […]

Nearly Finished Project!

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Snake River Poncho I finished my Snake River Poncho by Katy Carroll tonight!  This was definitely a long haul of a knit and I am very glad to be finished!  Even though it was a lot of knitting and at the end, the knitting felt like it was never going to end, I am sure […]

Monogamous Knitter?

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How many works in progress (WIPs) do you have? Are you the type of person who has just one or two WIPs?  Or do you have many more?  I have always had a lot of WIPs to include multiple different crafting projects. I have several knitting projects for different types of situations – socks to […]

Holiday Wishes!

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Today has been a day filled with family time, playing together, crafting, watching holiday classics and lots of food.  It has been one of our most laid back holidays in years. In crafty news, I started another new project – Harold the Teeswater Sheep.  It is a fun crochet kit from Toft.  My husband gave […]

Podcast Feature!!!

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Eeek!  I just recently discovered that my Andrena hat pattern was featured as one of the favorites on The Chelsea Purls podcast!  On the Chelsea Purls Holiday Podcast, each of the hosts chose five of their favorites.  The Andrena pattern was one of Miriam’s favorites!   It was fun to see my pattern knit up […]

Here Comes Santa!

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  My newest pattern is for these adorable reindeer slippers.  They are fast to knit since they are knit out of a worsted weight yarn.  While the additional pieces are a bit fiddly, they are also easy to knit.  I have a couple of tutorial pictures in the pattern to help you with the placement […]


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  My first published design is this adorable long stocking cap, named Andrena.  The name comes from a type of bee that is affectionately called Tickle Bee by the students at Sabin School in Portland, OR.  Read more about Tickle Bees here.   My daughters wanted a hat that could double as a scarf.  While […]

Welcome to the Tickle Bee Knits blog!

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Welcome to the Tickle Bee Knits blog!  I am excited to share my knitting, designing and crafting adventures with you.  I love to knit!  My family will tell you that I knit ALL THE TIME.  While that isn’t completely true, I do knit as much as possible! The name Tickle Bee Knits comes from a […]