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.”
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.”
This hat! What a dream to knit. I bought a kit to make it from Brooklyn Tweed because I liked the idea of having just the right amount of yarn for the pattern, but I ended up having some extra of the main color way because I didn’t add a pom pom. This is aContinue reading “f.o.: galloway hat.”
These were socks I knot for the doc for his Christmas gift. Readers of the blog know how much he loves hand knit socks and I have to churn out a few pairs a year to add to his collection. These are a simple after-thought heel sock knit using Nomadic Yarns self-striping sock yarn inContinue reading “f.o.: the doc’s new striped socks.”
I love making these bottle openers for wedding gifts. They are really perfect–something most people need, but also not on a registry and unique to me. You aren’t getting more than one peyote beaded bottle opener at your shower, are you? I completed this matte bead one back in early August, as a gift toContinue reading “f.o. | peyote bead church key.”
I knit my brother a Roku Hat in this shocking neon orange for Christmas. He’s into skeet shooting these days and an avid outdoors man. He needed an approrpiately knit hat. And while I finished it so closely to when I gifted it, I failed to grab a snap of it. However, here’s to hopingContinue reading “hunting | orange.”
The doc recently took a weekend trip home to soak up some sun and baseball. He brought me back this amazing cacti mug, which is making early mornings that much easier
My guy Sean loves hand knitted socks. He wears them all the time, even in the death of Phoenix’s desert heat. And so, for most of his birthdays and for various surprise gifts, I knit him socks. After thought heels fit him well, and usually he likes to take some risks with sock color. He’sContinue reading “birthday socks.”
Sean bought me this amazing–and jazzy in champagne leather–cactus pouch from the brilliant Amelie Mancini, for Christmas this year. It’s great in my black leather bag to carry all kinds of odds and ends like travel sized emergency advil, lip balm, and hand cream. I love it. Go, quick. Buy something from her. She’s incredible.
My guy and I attend a lot of music festivals together. So, in honor of our summer trips (Bonnaroo and Pitchfork), I made him a usb-mixtape. They look like those old cassettes we used to spend hours recording for potential boyfriends, crushes, or best friends. But, these have a nice little usb pop out, makingContinue reading “festival mixtapes.”
The proud owner of a True Brit Knits knitter badge. I love it.
Ombre black and gray socks for my guy’s birthday next week. Shh. These are knitting up ridiculously quick and I love the afterthought heel so the self-striping isn’t interrupted.