I’ma take your grandma’s style

To the tune of Thrift Shop… I’m gonna knit some shawls Only got twenty stitches til my short row I – I – I’m knitting, purling to the cast-off. This is fucking awesome. Admittedly, many of my lifestyle choices are pretty “grandma-ly”. I enjoy sitting in my rocking chair…

Mary Mary knit cardigan with cat face buttons

YOU GUYS. I KNIT A WHOLE SWEATER. No, really, I did. And I didn’t frog it immediately afterwards. Pretty exciting. Sounds weird that I have been knitting for over a decade but have never completed a sweater to a truly satisfactory level. UNTIL NOW (kind of). Meet Mary Mary,…

Faux Ombre Stripe Baby Blanket

The last of the baby blankets for a little while at least! This one was fun; the mom-to-be requested pink and ombre. Since I wasn’t going to knit and then dye it myself, this was the compromise I came up with. I really hope she likes it! Instead of…

Multi Stripe Baby Blanket in Blues

Another baby blanket! The more stripes the merrier. I just winged it on the pattern for this one and made it up as I went along. Knitpicks Brava Bulky strikes again! I ordered the dark blue and the turquoise yarn first and wanted to make a striped blanket out…

The Purl Bee’s Chevron Striped Baby Blanket

I love this blanket! This is the second one I’ve made from the Purl Bee pattern and I’m kind of in love (here’s the first one). I used KnitPicks Brava Bulky again; I kind of think it’s perfect for baby goods. It’s machine washable and pretty soft. It doesn’t…

Pink Sparkle Eyelet Cowl

The pink sparkle eyelet cowl & my awesome mirror portraiture. 😉 Scott was totally aware and very happy to be part of this composition. I made this cowl for a friend over the summer. Something light and adorable that I knew she would love & be able to use…

Sweet Dreams for Maeve

I cannot wait to welcome into the world my friend’s child in February! I have been eying this chevron baby blanket pattern from the Purl Bee for awhile. It looked a little daunting just because of the amount of counting involved. I am the sort of knitter that prefers…

Cozy Coffee Cuffs

These are kind of addictive! They’re really easy to make, finish up quickly and have endless possibilities. I’m currently rockin’ Sleepy Cat on all my morning beverages.

California-weighted cowl

Something I’ve struggled with since moving here to sunny Southern California from my beloved windy city is weather-appropriate garb. Coming from Chicago, I am addicted to lots and lots of layering. But holy moly, I overheat easily so this weather has been throwing me for a loop. Figuring out…

Knitting Adventures: Purl Soho Warehouse

After living here for almost 2 years, I think I finally found my kind of LYS (local yarn store) in Orange County— huzzah!  Purl Soho has a totally awesome open-to-the-public warehouse in Tustin, CA (they also run really lovely blog called the Purl Bee). The warehouse is AMAZING! The…