Aphropi Mashup

Here’s the shawl made up outta the Curious Creek Spectra I picked up from Carolina Homespun at Stitches West earlier this year: It’s based on Elizabeth Zimmerman’s basic Pi Shawl construction and uses a stitch pattern from Sivia Harding’s Aphrodite shawl design. It’s beaded with silver-lined clear beads that I got from General Bead onContinue reading “Aphropi Mashup”

A Cozy Bouquet and Boutennieres

Late Spring/Early Summer 2011 project(s)… I made a knit flower bouquet. It was fun and ridiculous. It was like carrying a stuffed animal around at my wedding. The patterns for the flowers came outta the book, 100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet. I modelled the knit stem base after this sweet little crocheted bouquet, butContinue reading “A Cozy Bouquet and Boutennieres”

Building Passion Takes Patience

At my non-knitting day job as an architect, I was charged to write a blog post for our firm’s blog. With yarn on the brain, I crafted a post to feature the importance of knitting in my life in the context of an architectural practice.  Our firm’s tagline was “Building Passion”. It’s looking like thatContinue reading “Building Passion Takes Patience”

Ah Camp KIP…

For those who don’t know, Camp KIP is a knitting retreat I attended last week in New Haven, Missouri, hosted by the spirited Jackie of the KIPing-It-Real podcast. The event was a Knitting-Podcast-A-Palooza of sorts, with headliners from many of my favorites (see some links at right). I’ve practically stopped listening to music in recent yearsContinue reading “Ah Camp KIP…”

Craftastic Weekend

I had a craftastic weekend! I kicked it off by putting the finishing touches on my Golden Gate Acer cardigan: inserting a grosgrain ribbon button band and beautiful buttons a la The Knitmore Girls. They’ve put together a couple video tutorials that guided me through the process. On Saturday, I volunteered as a knitting teacherContinue reading “Craftastic Weekend”

Karen the Consumer

Spent the day ogling, squishing, and shopping at the Stitches West Marketplace with my mom and my friend Lisa. Apparently I’m feeling it for Blue these days as almost all the yarn I purchased is in some shade of Blue. The yarn acquisitions I’m most excited about are Curious Creek’s Spectra Series Meru Laceweight inContinue reading “Karen the Consumer”