sketch | summer knitting projects.

I’ve mentioned before that in 2018, I began keeping track of my knits and the color inspirations for them in a knitting sketchbook. What started on a tiny whim has turned into a project I can’t ever see myself stopping–visualizing the garments I’m making and the potential color combinations I want to use is notContinue reading “sketch | summer knitting projects.”

make | loom beading.

I received this amazing beaded loom kit from Purl Soho last week and decided to teach myself a new craft. I’ve done a ton of peyote style beading but never tried weaving beads on a loom. I’m really pleased with this pattern; once the loom was set up (abysmal process), the beading work is doneContinue reading “make | loom beading.”

knitting | scrappy flax sweaters.

My sister in law loves a matching outfit on her three boys. I usually knit them all the same pattern and add personal flair for each of them (my oldest nephew, Tyler, loves yellows and greens; my middle nephew, Ryan, likes pink and orange; and my youngest nephew, Grant, likes anything you put on himContinue reading “knitting | scrappy flax sweaters.”

summer | read.

This was me, literally all summer. I avoided a laptop for 8 weeks (minus prepping for one conference presentation) and dove headlong, all day, into books. My best friend and pooch, Jackie B. Lee, joined me in all those stories and relaxation. As a result, the only knitting projects I got to this summer wereContinue reading “summer | read.”

cook | spicy linguine with clams.

I love making linguine with clams–and I like to change it up; sometimes a red sauce, sometimes a white wine one. This one was made with some leftover tomato sauce I had in the freezer and needed to use up. I added white wine, garlic, spicy red pepper flakes, parm, and a little basil beforeContinue reading “cook | spicy linguine with clams.”

knit | julie hoover sweater club #2.

I’ve had this incredible Julie Hoover sweater club box awaiting me for months. I purchased back in early spring and have yet to crack it and start it because I’ve been disciplined in trying to get more laborious Christmas gifts out of the way early. What’s more, my knitting tends to drop off in summer–partContinue reading “knit | julie hoover sweater club #2.”