I've knit several cardigans over the past few years since I became more serious about knitting, but never dared brave the world of pullovers.
And then I saw Emily's podcast where she was talking about this new sweater design she was working on. As soon as I clapped eyes on it, I fell madly in love! I couldn't get it out of my mind. I immediately volunteered for test knitting, and started scheming up different colorway combinations. Read More
Now that I've finished my Lofoten sweater, (blog post coming tomorrow!!!) it's time to show you another project that I'm knitting. I am loving these WIP posts! It is helping me slow down and appreciate the process as well as taking all of my lovely readers (you 😘) along on the journey. It makes it so exciting! Read More
Have you seen the August Knitcrate boxes yet? The color scheme this month is totally gorgeous. I want all of the different colorways, but I've restrained myself to purchasing just the Artisan Crate.
Thank you to whomever used my referral link last month! Read More
I am fairly convinced that Mina Philipp is a super woman. She is a fantastic knitting pattern designer who is constantly creating some of the most beautiful patterns I've ever seen. I've wanted to be a pattern tester for her for some time, but, as you can imagine, the position is much desired by many knitters. Somehow, I managed to get my name in soon enough to be a tester for her newly released Cumulus Hat. Read More
In this episode I discuss the yarn kits I have put together for Libby Jonson's (aka Truly Myrtle) new Floozy cardigan design, show off all of my current knitting WIPs, talk about the fun crochet project I'm hooking away on, share my sewing plans for upcoming Minerva Crafts Blogger Network makes, and gush over the amazing vacation Evan and I went on in July. Read More
The day has arrived! Abby of the More Knits Podcast has released her latest design: the Ode to Spring shawl. This triangular shawl is made up of alternating sections of 2-color brioche and garter stitch. It is mindless and perfect for a cozy evening snuggled up to watch your favorite movie or tv show. There is enough changes to prevent boredom, but it isn't so complicated that you must be undistracted in order to work on it. I am so glad I was able to be a test knitter! Read More
And I'm nearly done! I cannot believe how quickly this sweater has knit up. I was getting rather stressed and worried that I wouldn't be able to complete it in time. But here I am, one sleeve away from having a finished sweater! Then it's just a matter of weaving in ends and giving it a good block. 🎉 Hooray! 🎉 Read More
Almost two weeks ago I purchased a mystery grab bag from Maria of Tusken Knits and Sew Old Soul. I have been dying to get my hands on some of her yarn for absolute ages and I couldn't be more pleased with the skeins that I got. I thought it'd be fun to share a mini-vlog of me unpacking the yarn since I had no idea what I'd be getting. Read More
I think it is appropriate that the first garment I ever knit was the Miette cardigan, and the first "real yarn" garment I knit is also an Andi Satterlund cardigan design. I've knit a small handful of cardigans since I really got back into knitting three years ago, but they've all been knit from acrylic yarns. It is amazing the difference it makes to have a hand knit garment made from a natural fiber blend! Read More
As you will have seen from my last post, I am dyeing up yarn kits for a new sweater being designed by Emily Nugen of The Blue Mouse Knits. I'm also currently test knitting it and I'm absolutely love how it is turning out!
In this photo, I hadn't quite separated for the sleeves yet, but I'm well past that point now. I've finally gotten to start working with the third color. Read More
Did you hear the news?? I'm offering my first ever sweater kit, and introducing a brand new base to my shop! 🎉🎉🎉
Okay, so all the details can be found in the video below, but I wanted to share the basic details in case you weren't interested in watching it. Read More
It's a proper sewing post! It has been a while since I've written one of these. Knitting has totally consumed my life. But I have been doing bits of sewing here and there and one of the garments I stitched up in the past month is the newly released Brijee Patterns Brooke Blouse. Read More
I love a simple button-up blouse. Especially if it has a cute print. I think they may very well be one of my "signature" styles. They're classy, simple, and I feel quite put together when I wear one instead of a t-shirt. Which makes July's Minerva Crafts Blogger Network project particularly appropriate! Read More
It's been almost a week since Evan carried me off on a surprise adventure to Chincoteague Island. I knew a trip was happening, but I didn't know where we were going until we were already halfway there. Evan planned everything and I just showed up. It made the trip so much more exciting for me! Read More
Or perhaps more appropriately titled "Emily can't think of any synonyms for the word 'excited.'" 😂 I hesitate to even entertain the thought of counting the total times I declared how "excited" I was! It was pretty bad. But at least I was enthusiastic. Read More