The doc loves these boot socks from Purl Bee (and so do I!). I’ve made a couple pairs for him–they are perfectly bulky for those freezing, winter days. And because they are knit in worsted weight yarn, you can make a pair in one sitting, pretty much. Sometimes they take two days, but in theContinue reading “f.o. | boot socks.”
Some little Purl Bee baby knits for an old friend that recently had her second child. This is the garter stitch baby hat and the baby socks from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. Purl Bee has the best patterns for babies. Simple, gender neutral, soft, adorable, tiny. They are my go to source and I tendContinue reading “f.o. | baby hats + socks.”
This summer has been a kind of breather, for me. I had this moment in between employment, where I was looking to completely unplug and connect with relaxation, respite, passions. And for some reason, that meant leaving the sticks in the field bag. I did very little, if any knitting, during this time. I oftenContinue reading “wip | neon socks.”
Pattern Details: Elwood by Jenny Wiebe Yarn: Malabrigo Rios (main color: Azul Profundo ; contrasting color: Glazed Carrot. approx. 630 yards total) This is the second Elwood I have knit this spring. The first time around, it was for a colleague having her first kid. This time, it’s for my third nephew, who was born lastContinue reading “f.o. | elwood baby.”
I have been wanting to knit a Camilla Babe by Carrie Bostick Hoge for awhile now–but everyone I would knit for with child had boys or live in deserts, and while I’m very much anti gender specific colors or clothes, this feather and fan lace detail on the front, no matter in what yarn, felt too feminineContinue reading “f.o. | camilla babe.”
The doc loves my hand knit socks. He wears them almost religiously, until its swamp summer climates. And every holiday, birthday, celebration, or just because, I make him a pair. He’s amassed quite the collection. A lot of them have been phased out of wear because I won’t darn holes in socks. That’s the wearContinue reading “f.o. | birthday stripes.”
This is the Gray Street cowl I gifted my mum this Christmas. I used three skeins of Quince and Co. Puffin in sabine, kittywake, and iceland. I love how it came out and it’s a really quick knit on account of the bulky yarn and large needles. I can see endless color options, too. IContinue reading “gray street.”
I splurged and got some of those incredible Madelinetosh speckled skeins, in the tosh vintage. This is from left to right “Filtered Light” and “Holi Festival”. I know the knitting community is abuzz about these colorways, but I have seen few finished products on ravelry in the vintage version–but definitely plenty in the tosh lite.Continue reading “speckled.”
To match that Purl Bee garter flap had I knit the other day. I decided to use my favorite baby sock pattern–Joelle Hoverson’s baby socks from More Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I’ve used it in the past to great results. This time around, I wanted the socks to not just match the hat, but IContinue reading “pop.”
I stitched up this hilarious cross stitch pattern for my good friend Mackenzie, in honor of her 31st birthday. She’s a K. West fan and a lover of all juxtaposition; this seemingly antique feeling stitchery and script made for the perfect marriage to a 21st century rap lyric. She loved it. Framed and gifted. Here’sContinue reading “toast.”
Working away on this vegetable sampler to frame for my mum on Mother’s Day. She said she wanted color in her self described “boring” lake house kitchen–with a vintage feel. So what better than a handmade gift that tries to do just that? Here’s to hoping I actually have it finished.
My nights these days are filled with pleasure reads, decorating magazines, and small gifts for my guy’s upcoming birthday. He is the only person I know that can confidently walk into 32 years old wearing pink striped socks.