If you give a girl a dress…

If you give a girl a dress…

…she’s going to ask for another one. And then she’s going to want a hat to go with it. And so on. We’ve come full spectrum from Zooey rejecting things I’ve knitted for her to having a running list of things I should knit for her next....
Finishing touches

Finishing touches

I am completing not one, but two R&R Hoodies this week and I can’t wait to show you more! Zippers are no longer a fear of mine after sewing in the one on my finished hoodie. I followed the zipper tutorial for this hoodie by Tanis Fiber Arts and that was...
From tragedy to triumph

From tragedy to triumph

A couple of weeks ago I was diligently prepping winter knits for the summertime, washing them to store in the cedar chest. I was in a bit of a rush and not remembering that my new Still Light hadn’t really gotten all of it’s color bleeding out in the wash...
Anatomy of a toe-up sock heel

Anatomy of a toe-up sock heel

This is a very picture heavy post, meant to be a sort of tutorial for my favorite way to do socks. Making socks toe up is my favorite method by far. I also make them two at a time and write most of my sock patterns that way. If you’re unfamiliar with this method...
Much ado about blocking.

Much ado about blocking.

If you don’t block sweaters…why the hell not? Nothing makes a piece look as professional and finished. I almost always block a sweater before seaming, like I’m doing with this Hugo.┬áBlocking before seaming lets you make sure you get the pieces to the...

Heel flap by day, heel turn by night.

I’ve been camping out with some sock knitting lately since I can take socks to work and easily knit them during meetings and trainings. ┬áLinum Tee is at a part that requires some attention to the pattern, but I’ve made so many socks that they seem to just...