f.o.: bouquet sweater.

This sweater took me six months to finish. While I put it down for quite awhile, it still was so slow going with the color work, especially because its designed with the floats on the outside so getting your tension right is key. I’m really pleased with the final result. I had a happy accident,Continue reading “f.o.: bouquet sweater.”

f.o.: the doc’s flax sweater.

I’ve knit quite a few Flax Sweaters by Tin Can Knits through the years–most notably the scrappy ones I made for my nephews to use up bits of my stash last winter. I love the fit, the ease of the design, and the ability to knit mindlessly in public, whilst watching t.v., and on. AndContinue reading “f.o.: the doc’s flax sweater.”

f.o. : ripple crop top.

For some reason, this Ripple Crop Top by Jessie Mae Martinson took me forever to complete. I cast on during an epic August camping road trip through the Southwest the doc and I took, and didn’t manage to finish it until the start of October. I did keep putting it down, but it felt likeContinue reading “f.o. : ripple crop top.”

f.o. : newspaper print roku hat.

When you live in New England, you can never own too many hats, right? This is my mantra every fall, as the cooler climes start to head in and I begin to think about updating my knits. Of course, I always make my own hats and scarves. My needles have been no stranger to theContinue reading “f.o. : newspaper print roku hat.”

f.o. | turtle dove sweater.

I finally took some snaps of myself wearing my Turtle Dove Sweater by Espace Tricot and for once, I think I’m in love and might wear this one regularly. It fits like a dream. This is knit up using Woolfolk Luft yarn in the 6L (blacks) colorway; this is my first time using this yarn,Continue reading “f.o. | turtle dove sweater.”

f.o. | eugene pullover.

I’ve been addicted to the Cascades collection by Whitney Hayward since it was released. I’ve even knit more than one Withrow hat from it. I’d love to have every one of these items in my wardrobe. I bought the yarn for the Eugene pullover about a year ago, but finally cast on for this sweaterContinue reading “f.o. | eugene pullover.”

f.o. | ramona light cardigan.

It’s been nearly two years, but I finally finished my Ramona Light cardigan. This one fits like a dream even if I used buttons that may be slightly on the too small size. The Ramona Light is knit up in Quince and Co. chickadee in the honey colorway; the fabric is light and dreamy. IContinue reading “f.o. | ramona light cardigan.”

knit | kai tank.

I’m on a linen yarn kick and I love making tank tops. This summer seemed to take forever to get here; and so while I begged for warmer skies this spring, I knit up a Kai Tank top using Quince and Co. kestrel linen yarn in the graphite color way. The only modifications I madeContinue reading “knit | kai tank.”

sew | willow tank.

I’m a terrible sewer. I don’t know why it doesn’t come easy for me, at all. But, it doesn’t. It’s still important to work on things that don’t come easy; to hone a new skill, to keep trying. And so, I recently finished this Willow Tank from Grainline Studio. It’s a beginner pattern–a very basicContinue reading “sew | willow tank.”

wear | merrifield sweater.

I finished my Merrifield Sweater by Pam Allen back in May, and today is the first time I’m actually wearing it out in the world (to my job). I’m loving the fit, which is unusual for me–usually, I never wear my hand knit sweaters because the sleeves are too long, or too short, or theContinue reading “wear | merrifield sweater.”

make | hand painted necklaces.

I love trying new things. As part of my recent and burgeoning studio practice, I started painting a whole host of beads without any idea where it was going. And then, I hit the spray studio. And then, I remembered I had antiqued leather and linen yarn in my stash. Eventually, these necklaces were born.Continue reading “make | hand painted necklaces.”

blocked | forester.

This is my second Forester by Michele Wang. I just adore this pattern. The construction is interesting and unlike any sweater I’ve knit before–you start at the neck, increase for the sleeves, then knit one sleeve completely, work to the next sleeve, knit that one completely, and then go back to the body. Genius! NoContinue reading “blocked | forester.”