I woke up this morning really missing my aunt, who passed away suddenly in June. I feel like, when I knit (but only with good yarn), I'm talking to her. I think about my childhood in Oregon and California and how much I miss the Pacific Ocean, the Redwoods, the Cascades, and I remember that… Continue reading Memories
A couple of weeks ago, I announced that I'd have a book of patterns coming out this fall. This is very exciting news. Not just for me, but for all the people out there who keep asking me for a pattern to some of the wacky designs I create off the top of my distracted… Continue reading What’s Mine Is Yours: Giveaways of a Sort
My Dear Readers, my first book of patterns will be out in the fall! Info to come soon.
Claudia Barbosa, Pexels Just hit up Google and you'll find a million articles insisting that suffering and creativity go hand in hand. I know a lot of people disagree with this notion, but really, there are many examples of when someone under great duress created their masterpiece. Immediately, I think of the Russians, as they… Continue reading Suffering and Creativity
There's something so enticing about a clean slate, the option to start anew. Each season is a clean slate for me, a movement towards to the future. But sometimes, I actually stop and notice the present. I've passed by this sign, probably, a thousand times in the past decade, but today I stopped and took… Continue reading What would you write here?
...many knitters and crocheters make items for a size of women that, mostly, don't exist--excruciatingly tiny girl-women. These patterns look great on models, but they look like potato sacks on the rest of us.
It's been, I don't know, two months since we all went on lockdown due to Covid-19? I am one of the lucky ones, in that, I can teach college classes from home and I write and crochet within the comfort of my own beloved spaces. I'm an introvert by nature, so this whole staying home… Continue reading What Remains
I had hoped to have this review available for you all by Wednesday, but life is busy when you're entering the last quarter of your MFA (this is my last masters degree! I promise myself right now), beginning the first semester of the college classes you teach, assisting your high schooler with cyberschool set up,… Continue reading Book and Pattern Pairing: Love and Ruin by Paula McLain and the San Sebastian Revolutionary Cap
What are you up to these days, My Dear Makers? Knitting, crocheting, weaving, painting, writing...Whatever you're creating, please share your beautiful work here with all of us!
The Beginnings of the Amityville Sweater Jacket I know the trend is all skinny jeans and 80's crop tops these days, but I'll never lose my childhood love for 1970's sweater jackets and knee high boots in autumn. The one I'm creating now will probably look something like these ones, but even thicker, as I… Continue reading The Beloved Sweater Jacket