Tag Archives: yarn

Free Pattern: Meta’s Bonnet

Since I had my baby in August, I’ve felt a strong drive to create, to sew and to knit and to surround my little family in handmade intentions. Maybe it’s some latent nesting. I had terrible carpal tunnel throughout most of my pregnancy that affected my fine motor skills. I’m happy to report that my […]


As I begged off my third social engagement in as many days because of the tired, my friend Carolyn remarked that they have a saying for that in her family: “Feeling like a squashed bug that isn’t dead yet.” Yes. Accurate. Between the recent travel, a low-grade illness I picked up along the way, and […]

Mended mittens

I’ve been thinking, recently, about the function and process of craft in my life. One of the reasons that I am so enamored of sewing, I think, is that it is a time-focused and location-specific action. Currently, my machine is living in my girlfriend’s living room, because wrangling paper patterns, yardage, and an iron has […]

A new-found love and my Miette skirt

It’s a little embarrassing, but I’ve been intimidated by sewing for a good…. 13 years now. My aunt gave me a machine when I was 15, and it sat in my closet, unused, until I moved out when I was 18 and my parents sold their house. I think the sewing machine was sold at […]

All the knitting!

You guys. My ombré wall post from July was featured on Apartment Therapy last week! I can’t even tell you how much I love that blog or how crazy excited I am to see the small uptick in drop-bys. Welcome! The beginning of last week found me in sunny, warm San Diego for The National […]

Weekend in Rhinebeck

I’ve been knitting like a fiend this fall, much of it eventually to be published. But in between deadlines, I managed to finish an intarsia vest that has been rattling around my brain for a while. It felt liberating to knit more and think less, though it did take a night of Excel charting to […]

Tundra: Elements is here!

Last winter, I knit myself a sweater. Or, it started out that way. By the time I was halfway through, the sweater had become a sample and the pattern had become a concept to launch a collection. I spent the next three months knitting seven more. On average, each sweater took about 10 days to […]

The Lottie Cowl

As summer is more decidedly nearing its close, and my home feels more decidedly settled (though not done, never done), my projects are more decidedly detailed, as well. I never really stop knitting or crocheting, even in the summer, but being able to settle in on the couch under a blanket with a cup of […]

And we’re back

Hello, my little blog. It’s been over a year, hasn’t it? This is just a brief post to break the radio silence, to get back to documenting my projects, because I have a lot of things planned in the next couple months. Things like cross-stitching pegboard.

Slice of life

Inspiration from a recent trip to Arizona has resulted in these minimal interpretations of dreamcatchers in bright pops of color. I used the light wooden frames from embroidery hoops and crocheted around the outside to encase them in wool. I love the lacy look of the geometric interlacing. Fast, simple, fun!