Tag: finished object

FO Friday: Chewie Hat

Last year my brother sat in Children’s Hospital and had his head, well, sheared. I joked that, pre-shearing, he looked like a Wookiee. Because we’re both huge nerds, he appreciated the comparison so much that I told him I would make him a Chewbacca hat when he finally had it all cut off. My last act of 2015 was to… Read more →

New Pattern: Alice

It was the color, really, that struck me first. Madelinetosh called it “Button Jar Blue” but I couldn’t stop holding it up with “Sea Salt” and seeing Alice’s dress in Alice and Wonderland. Eyes wide, grasping the two skeins, I told Nancy Wynn‘s class exactly how I envisioned this shawlette happening (I swear, they were interested). And then, it did.… Read more →

New Pattern: Irene Adler

I love Sherlock Holmes. I love Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Holmes stories, I love the Robert Downey Jr. movies, and I absolutely adore the BBC modernized Sherlock. From the very beginning, I’ve had great admiration for the only woman who won the respect of Sherlock Holmes: Irene Adler. She’s clever and witty and she wins. She beats Holmes and so… Read more →

A Wedding and a Headdesk

I feel terrible that it’s been almost a month since I’ve written anything here. Bad blogger! Bad! Work has been nutty. My boss is headed for Indianapolis for the knit and crochet show. Getting him and the contents of our booth ready to go is always an…experience. Such is the life of working for a free spirit. I finished my… Read more →

FO Friday: Jamestown Hat

I keep wanting to call this “Jaynestown,” which I take as a sign that I should make a red, orange, and yellow version. The pattern calls for Malabrigo Worsted, a delicious single-ply merino. I had Malabrigo Rios, its plyed superwash cousin, in Niebla, Bobby Blue, and Ivy in my stash that I’d been dying to use together. The stash won… Read more →

Work in Progress: Me

With so much going on lately, my poor website has fallen by the wayside. We still don’t have internet at home so any blogging gets done at Caribou or on my phone (which is really awkward). I’ve been knitting up a storm lately, working on projects for display at StevenBe and designing accessories. I’m going to start putting some items… Read more →

Finished Object: Rockstar

This brainchild of mine is the first thing that has gone from a precise picture in my head to a real piece that matches that picture perfectly. To say that I’m really happy with it is an understatement. It looks classy with a bit of sparkle and fun with pinstriped pants for, say, a job interview. It looks fun and… Read more →