Sunday, November 18, 2007

DIY Trunkshow

Yesterday I hit up the DIY Trunkshow and found quite a few goodies, and in no particular order, I'm going to give some shout outs...

I picked up a snappy glass slide necklace from VooDoo Toaster

Kitty Grrlz had some lovely hand spun yarn

I found some CUTE beaded knitterly gifts from Natalia Uribe Wilson

Forgotten Toybox had really clever journals with working gears on the front cover

Rebecca at Blue Buddha Boutique had some really fantastic chain mail jewelry (metal and plastic) and accessories

Three LOVELY papergood sources: Starshaped Press, Girl Metro and 16Sparrows.

Kiku Handmade had super fun glass pendants, earrings and belt buckles with fun images of yarn with knitting needles , pop-art graphic, birds and much more!

had totally cute mittens made from recycled sweaters!

Rob Christopher offered up this AMAZING box of cards with stories on each card - kind of like a twisted, adult version of choose-your-own adventure.

Last, but certainly not least, Floriole Bakery provided delicious organic, locally produced, French pastries (and a lovely apple cider).

Anyone who missed this great event, many of the vendors will also be at DepartMENT
December Friday, November 30 (7p-11p) thru Sunday, December 2 (11a-5p Sat and Sun) at 2000 W Fulton

A knitting update is on the way...

Thursday, September 27, 2007

My first Class

I've been knitting for about 4 years, and I've never taken a class. I'm the tenacious sort who learns from books and figures things out by hook or by crook. I feel pretty accomplished for all the projects I've worked on. Amongst other things, I've learned that I LOVE color. I will be taking my first class with BRANDON MABLY!

There's still room for some more students:

Arcadia Knitting

Saturday October 6 and/or Sunday October 7


Contact Arcadia for more info - hope to see you!

Tuesday, August 07, 2007


Sorry for the bad photos in the last post. The camera is really not cooperating with me lately... Hopefully the next post will be better.

Monday, August 06, 2007

midsummer knits

Crochet grocery bag in Hemp for Knitting's Cashmere Canapa in Cristallo Blue with stash yarn (cotton) accent

The handle needs to be finished

Original Design

Purse panel to be felted - various yarns, including Lamb's Pride Bulky in Kiwi and Knit Pick's Wool of the Andes in hyacinth, spruce, avocado and grass

2nd (back) panel knitting completed on 8/5/07

Original design

Rowan Maris in Rowan Calmer, Calm colourway

So far, the back and 3/4 of the first sleeve are complete; 2 fronts and 2nd sleeve to complete before October.

My Clapotis in Malabrigo Red Pearl

Have just passed the halfway point

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Knitting Delinquent

I've been busy - some knitting, but mostly everything else in life has been upside down for nearly the last 6 months. I've got the blogging bug again, and lots of projects in the pipeline to talk about!

I've got another blog Redskew Knits where I'll post the classes I'm teaching and current professional pursuits. I'll maintain this here blog for my personal knitting. I'll cross post any big news.

Also, the camera is on the fritz, so bear with me on the lacking images - I'm working on it!

Ok, on to the knitting.

From Rowan 41 - 'Maris' in Calmer, Calm colorway. The back is complete and I'm nearly halfway done with the right front! I'm working to an October deadline...

My friend Jess over at Awl Cowgirl Western Gear and I have some projects in the pipeline that I'm very excited about.

I'm working on an adorable stuffed brontosaurs from Family Circle Easy Baby Knits

Still plugging away on Annie Modesitt's Backyard Leaves Scarf