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Oh friends. Today, I had a breakthrough. Though technically it could have partly happened yesterday. I was sitting at knitting group last night and noticed that the gal next to me was knitting right to left (as opposed to left to right), and I blurted out “you’re knitting backwards!” I’d […]

Color theories

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! This is one of my favorite days all year, because green is my favorite color, and I’m fairly certain I left a portion of my heart in Dublin a few years ago. So a day where wearing an abnormal amount of green is considered part of […]

Domesticity and the Modern Gal

Like many crafters, I am constantly scanning the craft sections of bookstores for tomes to enlighten and inspire me in the ways of craftiness. I had been scoping out this book—The Gentle Art of Domesticity—for a while and I finally bought it with some money I’d received for Christmas. This […]

Parallel Lines and a Contest

My first “real” design (“real” meaning “translated from my brain to the page”) saw it’s debut on Ravelry earlier this week. My Parallel Lines (PDF download; Rav link) scarf has been well-received (at least to my perception, being a first-time, no-name designer). I’m so happy that so many people are […]

Stranded!

I have been completely obsessed with stranded colorwork lately. I can’t get it off of my mind. 1. 2. 3. I love unexpected color combinations, and updated takes on traditional stranded knitting, especially Fair Isle and Norwegian styles. 4. 5. 6. And I love how people use stranded colorwork to […]

Inspiration.

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 […]