Tag: hat

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 →

Resolution Check In

We’re 1/4 of the way through the year now (HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN?!) and here’s how I’m doing on New Year’s resolutions: Blog schedule: F (Self-discipline, where you at?) Knit from my stash: C- (I didn’t have any self-striping yarn for my POP Blanket, so sue me.) Finish all the things I cast on: B+ (I had a Realism Day… Read more →


In order to put off pattern writing, I’ve been knitting. Like, crazy knitting. Crazy, selfish, procrastination knitting. A hat, a sweater for myself, a shawl, a swatch book, a baby sweater. Okay, maybe it’s not all selfish. A hat, as yet unnamed: I wore this to work yesterday and everyone asked if it was a Stephen West pattern, which I… 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 →

Frozen Four

Tonight my college hockey team, the Minnesota Golden Gophers, is playing Boston College in the Frozen Four. It’s 2-0 BC right now but I keep the faith. I haven’t been able to watch this season; we stopped paying for cable TV before they started playing. Still, graduation and lack of television doesn’t stop one from being a Gopher. Distance, painful… Read more →