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What we (don’t) wear.

Written on November 13, 2013 at 4:52 am, by

After this past weekend away, I am more engrossed than ever by our relationship with our clothing. Having the ability to use merely two sticks and a piece of string to create fabric is almost magical. Fashioning that fabric into a garment is even more so. We spend hours, weeks, months putting love and care  Continue Reading »

CustomFit 3 – Emma

Written on November 6, 2013 at 7:42 pm, by

I acquired this beautiful yarn at our retreat in September: Details: Yarn – Woolen Rabbit Emma (DK Polwarth/Silk blend) Colorway – Pussywillow And knew immediately what I wanted it to be – a shawl collar, 3/4 length sleeve pullover, with an accent button worked into the shawl collar fastening somewhere:   (Cool new thing I  Continue Reading »

Technique Lessons (what I learned this year at Rhinebeck)

Written on October 25, 2013 at 5:54 pm, by

This humble swatch is what I brought home with me from Rhinebeck.  Not the yarn, per se.  But what it represents. It represents a lot. I grew up a “maker” in a family full of “do-ers”.  My family never sat still enough to make anything… …it was bunches of people playing H-O-R-S-E on the driveway,  Continue Reading »

Rhinebeck Sweater: Minimal Viable Product

Written on October 23, 2013 at 3:35 pm, by

The last you heard from this intrepid knitter was the sound of a gauntlet being laid.  I had 2 days, and half a sweater to knit and finish. I knit the left cardigan front on Wednesday.  I felt good. I knit the right cardigan front on Thursday.  I felt good. I soaked and blocked all  Continue Reading »

Rhinebeck: T minus 2

Written on October 16, 2013 at 5:03 pm, by

On the way up to the retreat last month, Amy and I stopped at Knit Wit in Portland to visit with Suzie and ogle their beautiful wall of Quince. (It was a good day.) I walked out with an armload of Quince Osprey (colorway: Storm) to re-make this: using CustomFit.  It’s a beloved Grandpa Cardigan from  Continue Reading »

CF2: In which I swatch. (and win.)

Written on September 2, 2013 at 2:45 pm, by

I used to greatly dislike swatching.  Swatching was not fun… swatching was stressful. It took me a long time to identify the knot in my stomach:  I got it every time I sat down to swatch.  I would knit for an hour or so, wait for the swatch to dry, and the whole time a  Continue Reading »

Easily Perfect

Written on August 30, 2013 at 11:02 pm, by

Like pretty much everyone, my life is pretty darn busy.  I’ve got a husband and two energetic young boys.  I have work that I love, but that takes up a lot of head space.  Like everyone, I’m juggling to maintain a home, a family, work, and friends. I want to MAKE.  I love to make  Continue Reading »

Summer: A Summary (with knitting!)

Written on August 15, 2013 at 2:58 pm, by

It’s been a crazy awesome summer. Shortly after returning from TNNA, I went to Seattle for the wedding of an awesome friend, watched the 4th of July fireworks from the shores of Lake Washington: (…while knitting on my CustomFit test sweater, naturally.) We marveled at the glories of nature: Snoqualmie Falls We danced barefoot in the grass  Continue Reading »

FF Knitty: Jackaroo

Written on June 15, 2013 at 10:48 pm, by

Did you see the First Fall Knitty came out this week?  I don’t have a design in it (let’s be honest people, I gave up on dreams of designing years ago), but I was delighted to showcase a new sweater by Amy Herzog: Jackaroo Delighted is an understatement, really.  It’s not everyday that an accomplished  Continue Reading »

A Taste of Squam

Written on June 10, 2013 at 11:19 am, by

The Taste of Squam was… a lot. I was there for less than 24 hours, and my head is full to bursting. As so many people assured me, I never lacked for company. At times it felt like a whirlwind of new, friendly faces; with familiar faces sprinkled in like dust. I caught up with  Continue Reading »