Color, or a Lack Thereof

It’s been two months that I’ve been working with black and grey yarn.  You read that right: TWO MONTHS of almost exclusively black and grey double knitting where the biggest excitement was changing from black on a grey background to grey on a black background.  I’ve been doing it for a good cause – a top secret gift for a friend of mine – but that’s a lot of black and grey.  I’ve been afraid to set it aside for fear I’d never pick it back up again.  But see here:


That is the remaining yarn left from this project.  That’s right! I never have to work on it again!  (I can’t show you the project quite yet, but photos will be forthcoming sometime in December.)

Of course, I wasn’t completely faithful with my project.  I made a quickie baby hat for a co-worker’s soon-to-be-born munchkin.  And then it happened.  The soon-to-be mama came to me with a request.  She wanted a hat for the new baby’s going home outfit (which I didn’t know was A Thing) and for newborn pictures (which I do know is a A Thing).  I rarely take on commission work.  Sure, I knit for other people periodically, but generally I have plenty of knitting and designing projects of my own.  I’m a sucker for baby things, though.  They’re so little and cute and quick to knit.  The mom and I went back and forth on hat patterns and designs and so on and so forth.  When it came down to it, she really just wanted another one of the same hat I just made only sized for a newborn.  And this is the color she wanted:


Sigh…  I know.  I took a quick break from black and grey to knit with cream.

Still, the hat went so quickly that I did a pair of newborn socks too.  They each took an evening, so it was no big deal, although the mom was thrilled.  And I went immediately back to Ol’ Black and Grey.  It was a solid push through, but the project is done.  And guess what I get to work with next:


It is with a certain degree of sadness that I announce that Knit Princess will be ending.  After six and a half years and more than 700 comics, it is time to say goodbye to the Princess, Roomie, the Cat and the Kitten.  The last episode will be uploaded on June 4, 2015.

Be assured that the comic itself isn’t going anywhere.  It will still be maintained on the Knit Princess web site for the foreseeable future.  The web site itself will continue to be updated with new pattern information and periodic blog posts by me.  I also have some bigger plans in the works, so stay tuned for announcements of all kinds.

I’d like to thank all of you for your support over the years.  I’ll miss meeting fans at shows and hearing your comments about the comics.  It’s been great meeting people from all over who enjoy knitting as much as I do.  I’ve had lots of opportunities that I wouldn’t have had without Knit Princess and I’m truly grateful for them.

Thank you and happy knitting.


Hey all Eric Kimball here.  I’m the guy that suggested that Allison start down the dark path webcomics back in the day and help her set up the site.  So in exchange for ruining her life she’s letting me break in here for a moment to promote a Kickstarter I have running right now. Yes, like everyone else and their dog I have a kickstarter.

I am trying to raise the funds to get a printing of my children’s book “Sarah’s Missing Shadow”.  It’s a story of a little girl who’s shadow goes missing and she has to go to find it.  Granted there is a flaw in the book in it does no contain knitting but I am hoping you can overlook this technical error.  You can see more about the project here on the kickstarter page:

If you want to see the story of the book you can watch a narrated version of it here.  Hopefully you will like it despite the lack of knitting in it:

Thanks for your time and consideration.  I now send you back to your normal comic already in progress.

Knit Princess Book Three is now available!  As always, it includes over 100 collected comics and five knitting patterns.  You can get it at  Enjoy!

As you can see from the above, we’ve got a new artist!  Please welcome Gilly Hathaway to the Knit Princess Team!

It looks like Knit Princess will be needing another new artist. Jemma needs to focus on her schoolwork going into her last semester.

Are you an artist or do you know of one?  Show me what you can do and the job could be yours!  Knitters or those with knowledge of knitting preferred, must be willing to keep up with a twice weekly posting schedule.

Email me at with samples for this open call for a new Knit Princess Artist!