Tag: sewing

Year in Numbers: 2018

2018 was kind of a mess starting in January, which is why I wasn’t posting here. And this year’s numbers are weird. 38 books read, no real highlights because I only read things for distraction, things that didn’t require my emotional or mental investment. I’m really hoping to change that this year, so if you have any book recommendations, I’m… Read more →

Year in Numbers: 2017

Guys, it’s been A Year. 38 books read (This is way fewer than last year and only beats 2014 in recent history. I’d be ashamed if I hadn’t also knit 7 sweaters, which is way more than I have ever knit. Ever. Highlights: Shadowhouse Fall by Daniel José Older and Electric Arches by Eve Ewing.) 41 knitting/crochet projects finished (This… Read more →

Year in Numbers: 2015

43 books read (Totally pwned last year; my favorite reading moments involved discovering Rainbow Rowell and Patrick Rothfuss.) 56 knitting projects completed! (I actually listed everything as I finished it in the back of my planner instead of trying to remember it all at the end of the year. Very handy. Favorite FOs: the upcoming Rory Cowl, headed to TNNA… 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 →

Lazy Days and Crazy Days

For the last two months, it’s been one thing after another…or nothing. Steven’s on tour so I’ve been shipping yarn all over the country for the last month. Counting and wrapping and packing and shipping–that’s been my life. Plus, my coworkers and I had to do a stellar job keeping up the shop while our boss was out gallivanting about… Read more →

FO: Nancy Drew Skirt

I went on a field trip to Crafty Planet with my mom and a friend and we really hit the jackpot. First of all, you should know that I always wanted to be Nancy Drew, girl detective, when I grew up. I cruised through all the Nancy Drew books my elementary school had to offer as soon as I was… Read more →

Buttoned Circular Needle Case

Here it is, all finished! Jane’s circular needle case has a low-pile fake fur exterior and a cotton interior. The flap-over pockets are tabbed with needle sizes US 4-13. [singlepic id=127 w=320 h=240 float=none] [singlepic id=128 w=320 h=240 float=none] [singlepic id=129 w=320 h=240 float=none] She loves it and I loved making it! Read more →