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As an optimistic designer-in-waiting, as I like to think of myself (so many ideas, so little time to make them actually happen), I love love love reading how other designers find inspiration to arrive at their designs. Cookie A talks a little bit about inspiration in Sock Innovation, and she […]


I can’t really show you any of the knitting I’m working on at the moment. One is a gift, another is a test knit, and then there’s a couple of projects that I haven’t yet cast on for but can’t quite talk about yet, and that’s really all my brain […]

Craft Fairs!

This past weekend was craft fair weekend, apparently. Saturday morning, the French Nest Open Air Market took place at the City Park in Fort Collins. A large number of vendors of all sorts of crafty and vintage varieties set up on the lawn, and a couple of friends and I […]

Finished Object: Ishbel

I started working on Ishbel because I had (dare I say it) sort of burnt out on socks. (GASP.) Between yardage issues with the Sunshine socks and a strange unwillingness to work on the handspun socks, I figured out that I needed something not sock-like at all to work on […]

Bits and bobs

One project on the blocking boards, stretching out and hopefully drying out soon so I can weave in the ends and take some finished object pictures. A little ball of Koigu sent to me by an incredibly generous and lovely woman on Ravelry. The color matches perfectly and I CAN […]

Pattern Overload

You know that phrase, “my eyes were bigger than my stomach?” I’m pretty sure my eyes are bigger than my hands, so to speak. Maybe I should say “my knitting needles.” I feel like I have a million projects to do, and I’m looking forward so very, very much to […]

I can explain

It’s been pretty quiet around here lately, and I really, truly can explain. It’s not that I haven’t been knitting—I have, though not as much as I would like. But about two weeks ago I accepted a new job in a very different state and had to pack up my […]

One goal down, many to go

I believe in goals. I believe it’s good to have goals, to have something that pushes you to try to improve and expand upon a craft, or a talent, or anything of the sort. One of my knitting goals for the year was to finally knit a sweater or cardigan […]

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