f.o.: western rose pullover.

Can I just wax poetic on how genius designer extraordinaire Thea Colman is. This Western Rose pullover was a dream to knit, start to finish. I’d definitely like to knit it again, and also use it’s general shape for other sweaters, as the fit is bomb (minus the way too long sleeves for my shortContinue reading “f.o.: western rose pullover.”

f.o.: birch pullover.

I had a few starts and stops with the color work on my Birch pullover because I didn’t check for errata online since I had a print version of the pattern in a book. It definitely gives me pause about buying any kind of knitting book in the future. And digital patterns are easier anyway–canContinue reading “f.o.: birch pullover.”

f.o.: birch pullover.

This Birch by Pam Allen was so fast (despite some hiccups with the color work which I will discuss). I’ve been wanting to knit it for years but for some reason never cast on. I had a gift card so I bought the Quince and Co Owl Tweet (soot for the main) and Quince andContinue reading “f.o.: birch pullover.”

f.o.: norwegian fir sweater.

My colleague and his wife had a baby this fall. I decided I definitely wanted to make them something. I had some leftover Harrisville Designs Shear from the Morchella Cardigan (which believe it or not I’m going to knit another one with lost of ease) and it was a perfect match for a sweet patternContinue reading “f.o.: norwegian fir sweater.”

f.o. : flying geese woven bracelet.

It only took a year, but this pandemic afforded me the time to buckle down and hold myself accountable to finishing projects I started a long while ago. The Purl Soho Flying Geese beaded loom bracelet was just one of those projects. I started it in earnest back in August 2019 and nearly finished theContinue reading “f.o. : flying geese woven bracelet.”

f.o. : patterned outfit # many.

I wasn’t lying when I said the pandemic gave me a strong desire to add prints to my wardrobe–and time. Time at home. Time with my sewing machine (much needed). I made a bunch of 100 Acts of Sewing pants no. 1 and shirt no. 2 to get me in the clothes making groove (greatContinue reading “f.o. : patterned outfit # many.”

f.o. : (heavily modified) jupiter crop.

This is my heavily modified Jupiter Crop by Caitlin Hunter. I didn’t want it cropped and I definitely didn’t want it short sleeved (I mean, I just find that to be impractical in New England and if I’m going to the trouble to knit a sweater well… then I’d like to maximize the amount ofContinue reading “f.o. : (heavily modified) jupiter crop.”

f.o.: 100 acts of sewing pants and shirt.

The pandemic has accelerated my interest and production of made by me clothing. Let’s just say, I’ve had time. And I decided, even though my wardrobe loves all black all the time, that this pandemic has urged me toward pattern. All the pattern. Patterned top and patterned bottom. Enter this outfit. The patterns are 100Continue reading “f.o.: 100 acts of sewing pants and shirt.”

f.o.: ash pullover.

The Ash Pullover by Pam Allen has been on my list for quite awhile–I can’t remember how long it’s been since I bought the Plain and Simple knitting book but it’s been since then. I decided to use a different yarn than the pattern called for–swapping out the Quince and Co. Owl with The FibreContinue reading “f.o.: ash pullover.”

f.o. : ardenwald.

I knit this Ardenwald Hat by Jared Flood in Brooklyn Tweed Arbor back this winter for my colleague. I was really pleased with this knit; plenty of interest but easy to memorize the cable pattern and the stitch definition in this fiber is gorgeous. It’s so soft, but keeps nice shape, and looks great onContinue reading “f.o. : ardenwald.”

f.o. : morchella.

The Morchella Cardigan by Whitney Hayward was on my list for awhile and I bought the gorgeous Harrisville Shear yarn back in the winter with this exact project in mind. And then I didn’t knit, for awhile. Finally, this May, I cast on. I couldn’t be happier with how this one turned out. The ShearContinue reading “f.o. : morchella.”