Posts filed in Knitting

A plaid bolero, a dress, and a belt buckle walk into a bar

Sometimes, when lightening strikes in the form of an idea, you have to run with it, if you’re able. That was the case with this project. I’ve been in the middle of knitting a cardigan since December, but then right after Christmas I got an idea in the back of… read more »

Getting a cardigan right

I have a cardigan for you today! We have a new president and narrowly avoided what felt like the potential end of our democracy! One of those pieces of news is important and one is not, but I’m here to chat about the unimportant one. 😉 Before we get rolling,… read more »

Sildra mittens

Thank you for all the kind comments on my last blog post, and hey guess what, I didn’t make you wait over a year for another one! It’s nice to know there are folks out there who still want to read this. 🙂 As I said before I do have… read more »

Nancy Drew and the Clue in the Epic Sweater

As the New York Sheep and Wool Festival fast approaches this year, I thought perhaps it was about time I blog about last year’s Rhinebeck sweater! Once you see how long this post is, you’ll know why I dragged my heels on writing it for a year. 😉 I knit… read more »

Spring green batwing sleeve bolero

Didn’t I tell you I was going on a bolero kick? I wasn’t kidding. Here’s my most recently completed one, and I have another well under way, and trying to plan another. Sometimes I make a sewing or knitting plan and never execute. But sometimes I do! My second finished… read more »

Perfect 1950s cropped pullover, by way of modern knitwear design

I’m someone who has a pretty distinctive style generally speaking, but there’s always room for trying new shapes and lines. And that’s something I enjoy doing now and again. It doesn’t always work out. Case in point, I made a dress last summer that I loathed as soon as it was done… read more »

The first of my “Bolero Period”

I’m happy to share some knitting with you today, and it’s the first of what I’m going to jokingly refer to as my “Bolero Period”. I started this bolero in early November after Rhinebeck, and I only finished knitting it the first week of February. I mean for a small bolero,… read more »

Autumn Leaves in the snow

I am picky about my reds. Really picky. In fact, the main reason red doesn’t appear in my wardrobe more often is my pickiness. I like a bright, true red. Not maroon, not burgundy, not fuchsia, not garnet. Red. It’s hard to vintage in vintage clothes, it’s hard to find… read more »

Grab and go knitting: an Angel Face turban

Friends, ooh friends, am I ever behind. I’m behind but I have something small and fun to share nonetheless. I’m so behind that I’m sharing a minor knitting project after not even yet sharing one of the most monumental pieces of knitting I’ve ever done, in time to wear at… read more »

I knit a cardigan. Twice.

Initially when I knew I was going to post a worsted weight sweater project in early April, I kind of thought I’d have to make a joke about how it was growing too warm to wear it. Hahahahaha. As if. Oh April, how I always forget your disgusting weather ways… read more »

Princess Harald stranded pullover

Today I’m happy to share with you a pullover that I finished… I have no idea when. January? Maybe. Long enough ago to get to enjoy wearing it this winter, I can tell you that that much. So I realized I’d better show it to you quickly since the first… read more »

Swatching my next winter pullover

It comes that time again when a knitter must swatch for the next project! I need a new sweater to start when we go to my mom and step-dad’s for Christmas. I haven’t actually finished my current project. You saw a glimpse of it in this post. It’s a long-bodied… read more »

Fayne beret: new knitting pattern release

I’m so happy to share that I’ve just released my latest knitting pattern, Fayne. You can purchase Fayne on Ravelry, or keep reading for more links at the end of this post. If you’re a sucker for plaid like I am, I hope you’ll fall in love with Fayne! Model: Madison… read more »

Refashioning my own Christmas knitting

In the spirit of Make Do and Mend, I did something recently that I’ve done only once before that I can recall: refashioned my own knitting! Six years ago, I knit Susan Crawford’s Perfect Christmas Jumper pattern. It’s a gorgeous, classic novelty holiday sweater. As an aside, if you’re familiar with… read more »

Get your knitting needles ready for my next pattern (perfect for a holiday gift!)

Hi everyone! I’m just about ready to release my latest knitting pattern, a fun new hat. Can you guess what it is? If you guessed a plaid beret, you’re correct! Knitting plaid is no small feat, usually involving intarsia knit flat and/or sewing or crocheting vertical lines in the finished… read more »

Prepping for my Clare coat project

I have a lot of creative things floating around both in my head and in my hands lately. Behind-the-scenes, I’m working on my next knitting pattern release. Not-behind-the-scenes, I have lots of things on my list. Too many. Ugh! But right now, one of the main ones is the Closet… read more »

Cropped Ten of Hearts cardigan

Last week, you got a look at the cardigan I’m sharing with you today. Aaand here it is again! I actually finished this two months ago, but had to wait to share it until I finished and photographed the dress I sewed to wear with it! This is actually the… read more »

Not forgotten: Cath Kidston inspired cardigan

A year and a half ago, I started and completed a cardigan. I never took photos, which is really unlike me with sweaters. It wasn’t because I wasn’t pleased with it, or didn’t wear it, as I was and did (and do). I just never got around to it—until today!… read more »

Roses and Vianne

Happy New Year! No sharing of resolutions or reflections here, just marching on with a new year! I think sometimes I enjoy the process of organizing my thoughts in writing more than the commitment, so this year, none of that. I have plenty of ideas of course, but I think… read more »

Nancy Drew and the Clue in the Wrap Dress

Actually, this post title should be Nancy Drew and the Clue in the Wrap Dress and Cardigan, but that’s a bit of a mouthful, don’t you think? 😉 This post is brought to you by a dress I finished 8 months ago and a cardigan I finished at least a… read more »