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Year in Numbers: 2014!

28 books read (Half of last year–I am ashamed. Best of the year, though: The Drop by Dennis Lehane. Only read it if you’re willing to believe the worst about everyone.) 47 knits bound off (Down again here but it’s okay. I finally finished a lace project [Haruni in Jade Sapphire Sylph], but my favorite is my Bigger on the… Read more →

Be Remarkable

I have been accused of creativity on occasion. In reality, I am just so lucky to have come from a family that fosters exploration and expression. I have cousins who are teachers, social workers, musicians, day care providers, architects–they do everything and many of them also make things. Today I want to feature some of my remarkable relations and their… Read more →

DrawFour Club September 2014: Deep Breath

It’s finally here! The very first DrawFour Club–a celebration of projects (because buying yarn with an idea isn’t stashing). I’ve been hard at work hammering out the bag design, creating fun stitch markers (and testing them–that’s important, right?), and doing that thing that my mom taught me: adding one more thing to the mix at the very last minute because… Read more →

Announcing the DrawFour Club!

Nerdy knitters unite! I have so much fun working with my favorite dyers, creating brand new colors inspired by my favorite shows that I decided to put together a quarterly club. Every three months, starting in September, I’ll be featuring a limited offering of exclusive hand-dyed yarn, club-only DrawFour Designs pattern, handmade project bag, and kitschy notion. For the inaugural… 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 →

Wildly Inept

Do you ever have one of those days where nothing you do turns out right? You’ve measured twice and find that you’re still not cutting just once and you’ve now wasted an entire yard of fabric because you were “on a roll.” You figure out that the cute watermelon-looking cupcakes actually taste like watermelon (when you despise fake watermelon) not… 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 →

Back from NY!

I had a blast last weekend at Vogue Knitting Live in New York. I got to see some friends, I got to run around the marketplace floor and go wild (sorry, husband), and I got to meet some really great knitters. I ran into Anna Hrachovec in the elevator on Thursday and chatted with her for a split second–those elevators… Read more →