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French Vanilla Sweater

Sometimes we start a project super eager, enthusiastic, and with a ton of drive and desire to get it done. And then.... Yeah, it's one of those projects. The thing is, it shouldn't have been. This sweater is self-designed, and it's made to be simple. It is a tube with arm holes. There are no… Continue reading French Vanilla Sweater

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A Selection of Finished Objects

Nowadays, most of my finished objects are showing up on my podcast with more detailed descriptions on top of the progress shots, but I still wanted to share a few recent pieces here. First up, we have the hat which is going with the WWI sweater. It's made of Knitpicks Twill worsted in the color… Continue reading A Selection of Finished Objects

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Is Knitting Contagious?

Well, not quite. But I have seen some discussion lately on Twitter about the potential of re-infecting oneself through your knitting. As someone who has been infected with practically everything (thanks, retail), has a weakened immune system, and has dealt with everything from parasites to viruses to bedbugs, here are some things I have learned… Continue reading Is Knitting Contagious?

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What’s in my Knitting Bag?

I admit it, I'm a sucker for "What's in my bag" videos over on youtube. So here are my essentials for crafting. Note that some of these are not knitting specific, but more for creating in general. And you know, just generally handy things when I'm on the go. This little flamingo pouch lives in… Continue reading What’s in my Knitting Bag?

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New Additions to the Gumroad Store

Just in time for the holiday season, I'm adding a few physical goods to my gumroad shop, including stitch markers, some handknits, and a few destash items. If you're of a mind, please go check them out! Patrons also have a cheeky coupon code available... I've also made updates to the services tab above. Due… Continue reading New Additions to the Gumroad Store

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Finished Objects

As you might expect, I did a good deal of knitting during my break. After my bout of finishing right before the move, I wanted to cast on All The Things. The first one I finished was this shawl. It's had a few different incarnations and been torn out several times. I like the finished… Continue reading Finished Objects

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Spewing Rainbows

Some of you might remember, way back in 2012, I knit this baby sweater for a coworker: Which I was absolutely in love with. I wanted to create the same effect in an adult size, but none of the yarns I looked at had a long enough color repeat to be more than rainbow colored… Continue reading Spewing Rainbows

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New Article on Piecework

I have a new article up on the Piecework website. Piecework is a magazine all about history, textiles, and preservation. Whether you are a knitter, seamstress, cross stitcher, or other textile artist, it's a great place to learn more about the history and preservation of craft. You can read the article here. Want more information… Continue reading New Article on Piecework

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New Pattern

It occurred to me this week that I had a finished pattern sitting on my hard drive that was lacking only photographs. I'd put off the pictures initially because it meant putting on makeup and pants, and then before I knew it three months had gone by. Whoops. Iced Pumpkin Spice is a free, fitted… Continue reading New Pattern

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The KnotMagick Guide to Pattern Writing

This page from my knitting journal shows my sketch and initial notes for this hat, as well as a finished photo and the yarn label for the care instructions. SketchThis can be a rough as you want to make it, or it can be a finished drawing. No one has to see it if you… Continue reading The KnotMagick Guide to Pattern Writing