contact icons
February 25, 2014 Miscellaneous

I’m in another “Let’s work on the website!” phase, and decided that I need new social media icons. Y’know, those guys at the bottom of the page that link to my Google+, Ravelry, etc. profiles? I’ve been using the icons that came with my website theme, but they didn’t have a Ravelry icon so I […]

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Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap
February 20, 2014 Miscellaneous

Here are some interesting links and articles I’ve come across this week. They’re not all about crafting, but what is a blog for if not sharing interesting ideas, right? 1. The Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap I just signed up for this. This site (Do What You Love) will assign you a partner, and you’ll each […]

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fat quarters
February 16, 2014 Events & travel, Quilting

Last month I took my life in my hands and went to Chicago in the middle of the polar vortex (sub-zero temperatures). I stayed with my aunt, who’s a big quilter, and she and her friend Becky took me around to some of their favorite quilt shops. I don’t yet have much experience with fabric […]

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new years resolution coaster
February 11, 2014 About me, Patterns & projects

I love making New Year’s resolutions. I love fresh starts—a new school year, a new job, a blank journal—so I love using the New Year as a time to wipe away whatever happened the previous year and to start fresh with renewed purpose. A fresh start means you haven’t failed at anything yet, and the […]

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quilt back
February 6, 2014 Quilting

OMG. YOU GUYS. I QUILTED SOMETHING. I made this quilt top in a piecing class on half-square triangles, then quilted it in my first class on quilting. Fabric is an Indigo Crossing charm pack by Moda fabrics. It’s kind of a random size because I was just practicing—too big to be a placemat, but too […]

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Sweet Onion socks
February 2, 2014 Designing, Patterns & projects

I’m pleased to finally share with you a pattern that’s been a long time in the making. Meet my latest sock design, Sweet Onion! This is the first time I’ve had a pattern published in a real live ink-and-paper, bound-and-ISBN’d book: American Sock Knitting. photo © Planet Purl American Sock Knitting includes 13 sock patterns inspired by […]

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quilt top with half-square triangles
September 24, 2013 Quilting

I swore I wouldn’t do it. For years now I’ve sworn that knitting (and crochet) were enough hobby for me. I have a sizeable stash of yarn, and I don’t really want to acquire all the tools and accessories for a new craft or hobby. I’ve resisted dyeing yarn (for the most part), and spinning, […]

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Acadia Park signs
September 18, 2013 Events & travel, Patterns & projects

Last week I was in Maine, on vacation with family. We rented a rustic cabin on Mount Desert Island, the boys went hiking in Acadia National Park, and I, well… That’s right: I sat on the porch and knitted all week. You totally didn’t expect that, did you. I worked on Seneca, a cabled sweater pattern […]

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Daisy Waves
January 23, 2013 Patterns & projects

My favorite thing about Ravelry is how it constantly introduces me to new patterns—through the Hot Patterns page, seeing what my friends are faving, or just when I’m searching for, say, a worsted-weight cardigan or a fingering-weight shawl. But now I’ve got a problem. It’s one of those “first world problems” that indicate that your life […]

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Holt fingerless gloves
August 29, 2012 Designing, Patterns & projects

Whew, where has the summer gone! Since my last post life has been full of travel, change and surprises. I’ve been on several excursions full of knitting and yarny goodness, and have been collecting pictures to share with you, but apparently got too busy to upload them before departing on my next adventure. :) For […]

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