Hello dear readers! It is with excitement bordering on utter and complete terror that I am here to announce testing is open for my new design, the Boxy Superlite Top! The Handmade MAL featuring its predecessor, the Superlite Top, is still going strong, but it's already time to iron out the wrinkles and get this … Continue reading The Boxy Version
Welcome back, everyone. I got stuck for a few weeks there trying to make a perfect post instead of just a completed post so here we go. The days are hot, the nights are cold, and my Globe Mallow just won’t quit. This plant brings me so much joy. It’s been all socks, all the … Continue reading All the Socks
Welcome back everyone! It’s the middle of March and we have some good news and some bad news. Bad news first: after a gentle, cool spring, it is officially shorts weather. My personal rule is no shorts until March and last year I was hard pressed to make it this long. An extra two weeks … Continue reading The Sock Drawer
Some things are hard to do. Not because the task itself is inherently difficult, but because there is some other hurdle to mount before you can actually do the thing. Finishing baby sleeves is hard. Not because there’s a lot of knitting, and on this little sweater there wasn’t even any pattern, just the knit … Continue reading Hit the Trails
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
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
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?