Little Black Dress
This dress started with a question: what does one wear with thigh-high boots? I bought the aforementioned boots in a major sale when the Diane Von Furstenburg store near me was closing its doors. It was the early days of covid, back when I was asking optimistic questions like, what should I wear to all…
Moss Crop Top
This part 90’s bubble shirt, part sweater I bought at the Gap eight years ago, is Jigglypuff reaimagined as a sweater. Jigglypuff easily makes my top three favorite Pokemon, but pink isn’t a color that’s usually featured in my closet. I started with a giant cone of pink DK that’s made it’s way through three…
Fair Isle Tank Take Two
This fair isle tank was the first tank top I’ve ever knit, and I clearly forgot a lot about what tank tops actually look like. Primarily, that the front and back are typically different. So I frogged the back. Here’s my re-do.
Only Murders in This Beanie
Now that I’ve binged Only Murders in the Building twice in a row, I’ve decided I need Selena Gomez’s wardrobe. I’m starting with this hat.
This might be my favorite stash yarn knit yet. It’s more relaxed than my usual raglan (or at least seamed) sweater and made entirely from scraps of worsted I bought from my yarn teacher’s store as a kid – back when I chose yarn for stitch visibility and nothing else. Not for the first time,…
Take Two Cardigan
This is about as close as I get to knitting the same thing twice. There were a couple of things I wanted to change after my first cardigan. First, it was a little smaller than I’d like. I even had to stretch out the back a little while I was blocking. And second, it looked…
I’ve never made a cardigan before, but I needed something to knit for fiber arts night on Thursday – when a few friends come over to knit, cross-stitch, and eat junk food for dinner. So I grabbed five colors from my stash of decade-old worsted weight and gave it a go, defaulting to the same…
Ripping Off a Retailer
It’s not always cheaper to knit for myself. On the line graph of work experience to savings, knitting gets comparatively cheaper the longer I work. Yarn as a teenager was a pretty considerable expense in babysitting money compared to sweaters from Forever 21 that would disintegrate on the first wash. Now comparing decent yarn to…
When I was 11 or so, I rented a spinning wheel to live out an ultimately boring Sleeping Beauty fantasy. I spun just one chunky skein of yarn – light yellow and green twined together in a lemon-lime sugar rush. If my memory can be trusted – which it usually can’t – it took me…
I didn’t study much my senior year in college. Instead, I spent a solid chunk of my time painting abstracts with tiny brushes on five inch squares of canvas. I see painting now as a form of meditation – clearing my thoughts to focus on swirls of complementary color. But back then, as my rickety…