a new year

the first knit of 07 is... the Central Park Hoodie! (oh Mrs.Frick, are you swatching?) It's traveling with me to Minnesota today and I'm sure it will be the only thing on the needles for a while.  After making so many smaller projects like scarves and votives it feels great to get something bigger on … Continue reading a new year

glowing

My  brother is off on his way back to London, but we did have a good time with our mini photo shoot. This was my biggest hope of the Christmas gifts.  Of course the Mothers would love their shawls, but my brother is someone who loves clothes and therefore making him an article of clothing … Continue reading glowing

Christmas Goodies

    A very merry christmas to you all!  Many carols were sung at this piano, wine glasses filled, dirty jokes shared and wrapping paper strewn all over the floor. It's now that in between time of the big holidays where christmas returns are made and days are happily spent being lazy, drinking wine in … Continue reading Christmas Goodies

Red Sands

Pattern: Grumperina's Shifting Sands ScarfYarn: Sundara Silky Merino DKNeedles: Size 5 Bamboo Circulars With more than a week to go my brother's scarf is done.  I've decided not to mail it out and hopefully will be able to give it to him when he visits home, perhaps in the new year. I was at my … Continue reading Red Sands

ready. set.

KNIT. The knitting has begun for Drew's Scarf.  The yarn has been selected (Sundara, you genius).  The pattern carefully chosen (thanks Grumperina!).  Now all that's left is the knit.  I fumbled at first but successfully figured out the magic of knitting cables without a cable needle.  The a-ha moment came when I was two rows … Continue reading ready. set.

Swallowtail

This was perhaps the quickest knit ever!  Then again I actually just knit this and nothing else which helps with the speed.  I spent the weekend in Vermont with a few friends.  No skiing as there was no snow, but lots of fun outlet shopping happened which was followed by empanadas and a crazy game … Continue reading Swallowtail