Category: In progress

We believe in nothing

I just spent the morning taking a practice test for the Lit GRE subject test, which I am taking on Saturday. I did pretty well on the practice test, which is a bit comforting, but the actual process was mind

Posted in Cardigans, Carved from Wool, Finished Projects, In progress, Knitting, Sweaters

And time is marching on

And time…is still marching on. Hello, hello! It’s been a flurry of activity since school started up again. The kids are once again in three different schools, and I’m assistant teaching a class, plus studying for the Lit GRE and

Posted in Dresses, In progress, Kidswear, Knitting, Original Pattern, Self Designed, Shawls, Writing

A happy surprise

When I measured the second (purple) little dress, it must not have been fully dry from blocking, because it’s now definitely smaller than the first version, which means I’m not (totally) crazy, and my math wasn’t plotting against me on

Posted in Design, Dresses, In progress, Kidswear, Knitting, Original Pattern

In which math turns on me

I don’t have a picture because I’m in Southern California and the little dress is back in Northern California, but I made a second sample of the baby dress in new yarn with new math, and I have no idea

Posted in Dresses, Finished Projects, Hats, In progress, Kidswear, Knitting, Miscellany, Original Pattern, Self Designed

Throw it on the pile over there

Because I didn’t have enough sample FOs that lack a pattern, I completed another. This is a baby dress knit in Orange Flower Twist | SOCK in Sandstone, with Wabi Sabi Tallulah in Amelia for the edging. Orange Flower was

Posted in Dresses, In progress, Knitting, Orange Flower, Original Pattern, Yarn

Goodbye to Cephalopod

You have likely already heard the news that Cephalopod Yarns is closing its doors. There are more details at Sarah’s blog. (Side note: Sarah’s writing is beautiful and everyone should be reading her blog because she’s a brilliant, kind, funny,

Posted in Cardigans, Carved from Wool, Cephalopod Yarns, Collection, Design, Fine Hewn, Finished Projects, Future Projects, Hats, In progress, Inspiration, Knitting, Original Pattern, Pullovers, Shawls, Sweaters, Yarn

On wellness

I’m sorry to have dropped out suddenly and in the middle of my series on the male gaze, too. Basically, I’ve been sick for a month now, and it’s been really wearing. We went to the Maker Faire in May,

Posted in Hats, In progress, Knitting, Sweaters

Collection design and me

First things first – thank you to everyone who entered my raffle for earthquake relief in Japan, and congratulations to Natalie, Rosemary, Jenny, and Hanne, who won the prizes! I sent them off yesterday, and ladies, my apologies for the

Posted in Color, Design, ebook, In progress, Inspiration, Knitting

New! Low fat! Portable!

I’m releasing a new pattern on October 1st, a hat with a garter tab called Maple Leaf Rag. It’s a very simple, very fast knit, but I think it’s got enough of interest to keep a knitter from getting bored,

Posted in gifts, Hats, In progress, Knitting, Maple Leaf Rag, Original Pattern, Surtsey

Making my own sunshine

This is a weird grey summer here in usually sunny California. I like the fact that it’s not been hot, but it really hasn’t even been warm all that often.  My summer garden is suffering – our usual bumper crop

Posted in Design, In progress, Knitting, Original Pattern, Sunniva