Welcome back, dear readers. The grapefruit tree is on a roll and we are eating them up as fast as we can in hopes we will make a dent before the massive juicing party that inevitably happens at the end of the season. Speaking of things that are on the list of Arizona's 5 Cs, … Continue reading Citrus Season
As we say goodbye to the old year*, the little ones and I are stuck home sick. Not an auspicious start to a new year, but here we are. Longtime readers will know in years past I capped off the year with meticulous calculations of yarn and projects completed. This year, I simply didn’t keep … Continue reading The Year that Was
Image credit: Matt Wharton 2021 I am so excited to finally announce the release of my first published design, the Superlite Top! This top was inspired by the decorative concrete blocks created by the Superlite Company starting in the middle of the 20th century. A mosaic knit hem and shoulder detail echoes the distinctive mid … Continue reading Superlite Top is Live!
Deliciously overcast winter weather has finally arrived in Phoenix and with it the urge to knit everyone a nice cozy sweater. There is no explaining this urge. It will be hotter than blue blazes here well before I can knit four sweaters but here I am with my little brain trained on chilly autumns, long … Continue reading Sweater Upgrade
Update 7/19: I am still looking for testers! I have moved my test over to Yarn Pond: click here to see details, available sizes, and apply to test! Right now almost all sizes are available but the 30" (boxy and fitted styles), 50" fitted, 54" boxy, 58" (boxy and fitted styles), and 62" (boxy and … Continue reading Help Me Test My First Pattern!
How are you doing everyone? Holding up ok? We're all more or less ok over here but wow...that was a year, and 2021 is shaping up to have a similar level of tumult.* It started with a move, and then a baby, and then a pandemic, and a new job...and the whole "knit 17,543 yards … Continue reading Well That Was a Year
Sometimes staring at a tree is really restorative, you know what I mean? Hello dear readers, a quick check in. I wanted to stop by and say hello before we return to our usual lighthearted yarny content. How are you all? Doing ok? The past six months have been a doozy, and it’s ok if … Continue reading Untitled
Welcome back, readers, and thank you for all your well wishes on the last post. I hope you are all healthy and surviving this massive disruption. Staying at home was what I expected to be doing with my March so the Stashdown has proceeded without unexpected issues. The issue I should have expected is my … Continue reading Stashdown Quarter 1: Easily Distracted
Hello everyone, I have a new FO for you! This one was started on purpose in the summer, before the semi-accidental house, before the neverending story of repairs and renovation, before Peanut was a toddler of DESTRUCSHUN...wait, no, he’s been that for longer. My point is that I started this project before most of that … Continue reading Baby Surprise Jacket
Welcome back, everyone! Thanks for taking the time to catch up with my New Year's post. Ready to look at my plans for the year ahead? Me too!* If you're on Instagram, you've probably seen the Make Nine challenge, where sewists and other makers pick out nine projects they'd like to complete in the year … Continue reading Why Stop at Nine?