Category: WIPs

Spring Break

March 17, 2015

I had a fun little ladies retreat this weekend! I packed up my dog and my knitting and helped Allyson house sit for her mom. A bunch of friends joined us throughout the weekend for food, drinks, crafts, board games and general hilarity. It was nothing short of amazing. I don’t have a ton of […]

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Pretty Little Progress

March 2, 2015

You may remember my work on Satsuma Street’s Pretty Little New York as a Christmas present for my mom. As a special “wintertime blues buster” for me specifically, Satsuma Street recently came out with a Pretty Little Chicago pattern. It is, to say the least, to die for. I’ve decided to make this a “weekends […]

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Pretty Little Memories

November 21, 2014

I’ve talked a little bit about my recent trip to New York City with my family back in October. I’ve had many texts, Facebook posts and phone conversations since then that basically amounted to the same conclusion: man, that was a fun trip! My mom in particular seems really happy that we all spent that […]

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Alder Sew Along: Week 1

August 22, 2014

It’s been a sewing-obsessed week for me. The Adler Shirtdress Sew Along is in full swing and it looks like Katie and Allyson are off to a great start! I’ve had this project rolling around in my head for a good month now, so I took the time to print the 55 page  (!!) pattern and […]

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Adler Dress Mini-Sew Along

August 19, 2014

I’ve been expanding my hobbies! For Christmas this past year, my family (after years of not-so-subtle hinting) surprised me with a sewing machine of my very own. The delight I felt pretty quickly morphed into a feeling of distinct intimidation. I hadn’t touched a sewing machine since 2002. It had been ELEVEN years. Ho boy… […]

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Sparkle Motion

Sparkle Motion

June 6, 2013

Although things have been quiet on the blog, I actually have been knitting. Mostly, I’ve been focused on gifts, which I can’t really blog about in advance because I have 8 readers and I’m preeeeetty sure they’d figure it out. So here’s some odds and ends: Knit Night inspired me to pick up the ol’ […]

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Feeling Jilted

March 13, 2013

I wanted to share my progress on my Jilted sweater, but I’m not feeling particularly verbose. So I’m just going to share a three-step process with you:   Step 1: Knit and knit and knit forever Step 2: Remove marker and drop stitch on the front of the garment. Keep reminding yourself this is part […]

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My Prerogative

March 11, 2013

Last week, I was really excited about my new project because it involved color. And I still am, I promise! Check the progress: Bring it on down to Colorville, amiright? But I forgot that I added some other yarn into my KnitPicks order – some Capretta in a light grey color. This is the exact […]

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February 28, 2013

An awesome thing that I found: Montezuma Sweater DearGolden is a wonderful vintage shop on Etsy and I love reading their blog posts each day for a little style inspiration.This guy is from the 1970s, kint in acrylic and is only $34. Not too shabby. I love the wave motif at the yolk. Makes me […]

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January 26, 2013

I’m trying to get my financial house in order this year. I’m going to try to live thrifty, bring my lunch more and (gasp!) get serious about my savings. As part of this resolution, I’m trying to use yarn I already own. I have more than I realized, and it really should be put to […]

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