19 3 / 2014

Bean's room (name to come) is progressing nicely, thanks to an early present from my parents and grandparents in the form of a crib. In the meantime, I knit up this little hedgehog in Cascade Eco Cloud and Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend.

30 12 / 2013

I know it’s been quiet around here, but it’s because I was gift knitting and therefore it was all secrets!

For Aaron: Fort from Brooklyn Tweed, done up with Shelter in Nest and Loft in Pumpernickel. Thank goodness I love BT (and Aaron) so much because that was a lot of checkerboard.

For Dad: Inishmore Cap in Brown Sheep. This was a bear to knit but I think it turned out really well. The pattern is extremely helpful and well written but I could only do an instruction or two before I needed to put it down for a while.

For Paul: Tracks in Hazel Knits Artisan Sock. I will definitely look to Hazel Knits for more sock yarn (especially semi-solids), and the pattern was a nice free pattern for simple unisex socks.

03 10 / 2013

Happy Street has been done for a while, but I’ve only worn it recently. Fall has just started to appear in Portland, and this shawl is so long that it is quite cozy to wrap up in.
This is the first time I have used madelinetosh tosh mo light, which is similar to tosh merino light, but with some mohair in the mix. I liked working with it, but actually find it to be a little less soft than tml.

Happy Street has been done for a while, but I’ve only worn it recently. Fall has just started to appear in Portland, and this shawl is so long that it is quite cozy to wrap up in.

This is the first time I have used madelinetosh tosh mo light, which is similar to tosh merino light, but with some mohair in the mix. I liked working with it, but actually find it to be a little less soft than tml.

29 9 / 2013

Here’s a modeled shot of my Sadie Dress and Basic Baby Hat. Everything was a bit too big for 1 week old Emma, but she has an early appreciation for hand crafted items.

Here’s a modeled shot of my Sadie Dress and Basic Baby Hat. Everything was a bit too big for 1 week old Emma, but she has an early appreciation for hand crafted items.

22 9 / 2013

17 9 / 2013

I’ve been having a tough time getting photos I like of any of my projects lately.
In the meantime, here’s my color combination for Stephen West’s 2014 Mystery KAL. From bottom to top, it’s Tosh Sock in Ginger and Vintage Sari, and Fingering 80/10/10 in Tidal Basin.

I’ve been having a tough time getting photos I like of any of my projects lately.

In the meantime, here’s my color combination for Stephen West’s 2014 Mystery KAL. From bottom to top, it’s Tosh Sock in Ginger and Vintage Sari, and Fingering 80/10/10 in Tidal Basin.

13 7 / 2013

My Mix No. 1 is finished, though it will be a couple months until I can really wear it. I expect it to loosen up a lot due to the silk. The silk cloud is an amazing addition to the heichi, as the darker color really brings an entirely different tone and shine.

08 6 / 2013

We went to see Yo La Tengo a couple weeks ago, and they opened for themselves which was the greatest thing ever. Also Georgia Hubley is one of my role models.

20 5 / 2013

Another sweater post! I’m just a sweater factory over here, just in time for summer…

This one is Autumn’s End from Alana Dakos, in lovely lovely Tosh Sport colorway Grove. I didn’t even have to alternate! If you can see where I switched, please don’t tell me, I want to live in ignorance. The lace pattern was a bit of a challenge just when shaping, but otherwise it was a great knit.

19 5 / 2013

I finished two Brooklyn Tweed projects on my trip to Virginia, and the weather at Massanutten was luckily cooperating for a woolly photo shoot. The sweater is Peabody, and it was a really great knit. I love the yarn’s tiny flecks of bright red and yellow as well. The hat is Rosebud, and takes just over a skein of Shelter. That one I knit on the plane, and had it finished just as we were getting to the mountain.