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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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WWI Sleeveless Sweater for Soldiers

It doesn't look like much, does it? Let me just say, this sweater is more than the sum of its parts. I made this sweater for a friend and fellow history buff, someone who is very interested in military history. He requested it, and as soon as I saw the picture I knew exactly what… Continue reading WWI Sleeveless Sweater for Soldiers

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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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Plans for 2022

Since I got sick a few years ago, I've been struggling to find a balance between all my ideas and the amount of time and energy I have to work on them. While most of my symptoms have been tamed, I still struggle with fatigue and brain fog/memory/focus issues every day. It's a delicate juggling… Continue reading Plans for 2022

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Youtube

In the brief time I was off work, I started producing more video content. It's a nice creative outlet that isn't writing or knitting, but still related to it. I have a regular podcast that goes up every 2-3 weeks, and have also been adding other sporadic videos as time allows. https://youtu.be/M3_qg1Rx0u4 There are three… Continue reading Youtube

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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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An Ambitious Project

I've been putting together a fairly ambitious project for a while, and finally decided to share it with the world.  The Eleonora Project is a four-part project in which I recreate the burial stockings of Eleonora di Toledo, and create two dresses based on examples from her wardrobe. I'm currently researching and swatching for part… Continue reading An Ambitious Project