I didn’t mean to vacate the premises! I’ve been recovering from the sinus/cold thing that I got while I was recovering from the holiday hoopla. There sure was a lot of that… hoopla, I mean. With family and friends arriving and visiting from afar from Thanksgiving to New Year’s, we were in celebration mode for over a month…. food & drink & lots of Bananagrams!

It wasn’t all fun and games… throw in a trip to ER for stitches, another clinic visit for removal of stitches, a trip to the dentist and a root canal on New Year’s Eve. All for my youngest, who was scheduled to depart for a year in Australia/New Zealand on New Year’s Eve, so changes in travel plans, too.

Even with all that, I managed to spend a little time in the dye studio and an update isn’t too far off. Meanwhile…


Cyber Monday Sale!


I’ve updated online shop inventory, and have added some brand new and a fair bit of OOAK* hand-dyed “Be” fingering/sock yarn!

Use discount code MONDAY for 20% off any online order

Use SHIPFREE for free shipping on orders over $50

Codes valid now through, well, MONDAY (today, midnight CST)!

Oh, and a FREE MINI-SKEIN (of my choosing) will accompany every order, while supply lasts!!

It should all work but, y’know, this is all new… so let me know if you have any problems checking out!

*I've never been very good at the color name game... still searching for the elusive inspirational theme that will solve all my problems.

2019 Calendar from Making

2019 Wall Calendar from Making

2019 Wall Calendar from Making

The calendar features 12 fiber animals and plants + 12 natural dye plants, illustrated by Joya Logue (@rajovilla on IG). It’s printed on heavy 120# Mohawk Superfine Eggshell Cover and is 13 pages, and the 7”x11” size is great! I don’t want to spoil it, but here are just a couple of images from within:

Available online (click GIFTS or MAKING ‘ZINE) & in store now! $24 (+ tax/shipping if applicable)

It's here today!

Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide No. 9 - Revolution

In the  shop  NOW!

In the shop NOW!

Revolution features the designs of Norah Gaughan… cables to melt your heart!

Ironworks Beret

Ironworks Beret

I’m thinking KNIT-ALONG!!

Liberty Tree Pullover

Liberty Tree Pullover

Happy knitting!

All photos by Sara Remington, courtesy of Mason-Dixon Knitting.

Something new!

Make.Do has a brand new home. It’s been a long time coming, and it’s far from perfect/complete, but if I wait until then… well, it’s probably never going to happen.

The biggest change is that there’s a SHOP! It has only publications at this point — all eight Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guides, six Making ‘zines, and the first issue of Nomadic Knits (number two is underway!) — but needles, notions and YARN will be added soon. I’ll also be moving blog posts over, and hope to blog more often.

Shipping soon!

Shipping soon!

Making ‘zine No. 6 / Black & White is available for pre-order! Release date is October 30th. It really looks like a winner! Click over on the left to SHOP. Yahoo. And thank you!!


New in the Shop!


Mason Dixon Knitting’s Field Guide No. 8 - Merry Making, featuring beautiful designs by the one & only Thea Colman!

Also new:


Nomadic Knits | Issue one: Florida, featuring the designs of Melissa Kemmerer, including the popular Beach Hair Don't Care (available as a free download on Ravelry), Shadows in the Rain (wrap) and Fair Winds and Following Seas (cardigan).