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Welcome to Tinking Turtle!

I’m Jennifer Raymond, a knitting and crochet designer and instructor. Tinking Turtle is my business, and the hub where you can find out about my fun and interactive classes, quirky designs, and professional finishing and repair services.

Check out my blog for helpful tutorials, tips & techniques, new patterns and more.

At the heart of Tinking Turtle Designs, is a love for knitting crocheting, simple pieces with interesting construction, and older techniques imagined in a more modern way. I love crochet accessories, knitted shawls, accessories and socks!

Jennifer-Raymond

Rebecca Belle Raymond

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Quick little note here! Rebecca Belle Raymond aka “Little Turtle” was born at home on June 1st at 5:58 pm.  She was 7 lbs even.  We are both doing well.  The last week has been filled with highs and lows as Mr. Turtle and I learned who Little Turtle is.  We’re settling into a rhythm! I will be on maternity leave for the next month, and then will be gradually reclaiming my inbox and stepping back into the business after that.  For pressing issues, contact michael@tinkingturtle.com. read more

 

All the Handknits!

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I’ve had a number of people asking me if I’ve knit a lot of things for Little Turtle, or if I was planning to.  Truth is, other than my Shamrock Dress, there hasn’t been much knitting on my behalf for the baby. I’m fortunate, though, in that I have a community around me of crafty people who do knit and crochet, and have made our future child some lovely gifts.  I thought I’d share a few of them! The first one has a bit of a story – I’m part of a stitching… read more

 

Project Updates

Shamrock

 

I’ve been struggling with all the rain we’ve been getting in Virginia the last week.  It’s made me want to hole up inside, forget my work, and knit/crochet to a good series of audiobooks.  Ever have those weeks? This weekend ended up being like a breath of fresh air – the weather was warm and favorable, and we were able to tackle some projects we’d been wanting to get to before Little Turtle arrived.  Little Turtle, thankfully, was accommodating. As I’m wrapping up projects left and right before Little Turtle comes, it’s given… read more