It’s Been 5 Years. I’m Back!

It’s been five years since I last blogged. A lot has changed. I felt the winds of change. I didn’t expect what came. I thought we were going to move faraway for an awesome job and I was going to throw myself into the new world, well not exactly. What came was… Kids: I’d been told on my 30th birthday that kids were statistically impossible without fertility drugs. I decided to not do a thing. Amazingly my body decided to fix itself a mere 9 months later, I was pregnant and it took me 6 to 8 weeks to realize the fact....

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FO Friday: The 9 month sweater

Wow my butt looks so tiny in this picture. Still in shock of my new body. Pattern: Wheat-Ear Cable Yoke by Pam Allen from Interweave Knits Summer 2007 project page Yarn: Cascade Yarns Venezia Worsted in Olive (818 yards – 3.75 skeins) Needles: US 5 (3.75mm) Inox Express Circular, US 6 (4.0mm) Crystal Palace Circular, US 7 (4.5mm) Crystal Palace Circular and US 7 (4.5mm) Asciano Circular Needles Mods: This is one giant modification.  The pattern is designed in pieces from the bottom up.  I knit it top down in the round.  RobinM and I...

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The Bonus FOs: Cowl edition

I can’t believe that my most recent knitting FO post was back in early februrary. Shocking. Sorry to leave ya’ll hanging like that. Pattern: Thermis by Kris Knits (ravelry pattern link) project page Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted in Marron Oscuro (152 yards) Needles: US 5 (3.75mm) Inox Express circular (lazy loop method) Mods: Instead of casting on 8 stitches in backwards loop method, I picked up the stitches from the back so as to avoid seaming in the end. Facts to Remember: This pattern is off on the gauge, so I just...

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WIP Wednesday

Patterns: Hedgie (aka Smith by Ysolda) in Noro Silk Garden Sock Pearl Drop sock in Madtosh sock Dr. G’s Memory Vest in Malabrigo...

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WIP Wednesday

Patterns discussed: Wheat-ear Pullover (remixed version) Pearl Drop Socks (regauged) Basic Ribbed Hat (no pattern) Sock yarns discussed that I prefer in uses other than sock knitting: Koigu KPPPM & KPM – shawls and sweaters Dream in Color Smooshy – baby items Lorna’s Laces Shepard’s Sock – baby items and accessories (I might have accidentally messed up the color, it will be back to normal next...

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FO Friday: Something a bit different

If you click through to the photos, I’ve added a bit more facts into them I’m super happy to be sharing with ya’ll a journey I took this summer to gain back me. One where I was willing to face the camera again. Its funny I design clothing for a living and I love it, but I was starting to dread standing in front of the camera. More and more I was dissatisfied with photo session with churchable. He might be telling me “You are beautiful”. His nickname for me is even: Beautiful. Why couldn’t I feel that...

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WIP Wednesday – 6 months of backlog

Hey guys please let me know how the volume is? It might be a bit loud this time. If it is let me know and next week I will lower it to a reasonable level. Still working out the bugs. I normally use my video to Skype with my design partner Jenny. Patterns shown: Tapestry Cowl in Yummy Madelinetosh tosh sock Wheat-ear pullover (Remixed) from Interweave Knits (IK) Summer 2007 in Cascade Venezia Worsted The Green Whisper to arrive on March 2010 Dr. Gs Memory Vest in Malabrigo True Solid Merino Worsted Pearl Drop sock (remix) in Madelinetosh tosh...

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And I’m back…..

Fool’s Gold is in the Fall 2009 Knotions. Let me know what you think about the video...

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A much needed break

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve written this post in my head or tried to log into my blog to actually do it. I’m flat burned out.  I need a break from a bunch of things and a 6 week blog silence proves this.  I have lots to show but don’t feel motivated to say it. I want to focus on my designs and regroups, so I will be lengthening this blogging break to 6 months.  I hope to pick up again in August, refreshed and ready to share all that has been bestowed upon me. If you want to keep up with me, check ravelry or...

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Peace: Shalom to you!

A few days ago I mentioned that the Hebrew greeting, Shalom.   Shalom has its roots in wholeness and completeness plus it tends to be tied to perfection.  For now we won’t focus on the perfection because perfection doesn’t usually get attained when we are aiming at it.  Its one of those things that sneaks up on you and then you realize things are “just perfect” and you hadn’t even tried or realized how good things were. Shalom is a blessing (divine blessing and grace), a state of affairs and so much more.  Its...

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