With many loves and passions, my work seems to go through phases. I'll work on projects within the same areas like a fiend till I feel that I have accomplished what I have set out for (or just completely burn myself out for a bit).Read More
Inspired by Suzy from Wes Anderson’s, Moonrise Kingdom, the Suzy Beret is a simply hat that knits up quick in super cozy Malabrigo Chunky. You can make yourself and your friends this beret in a variety of colors for the fall and winter months.Read More
Inspired by the architecture of Mario Botta, the Botta Stole is the ultimate parallelogram scarf. The lace pattern creates small parallelogram structures and the shape of the scarf ends with being an elongated parallelogramRead More
The Gehry Hat is inspired by the architecture of Frank Gehry. It is a very simple lace patterned hat that will offer you or your loved one warmth in the upcoming months. The Gehry Hat is the first of the three patterns to be release using yarns from Palouse Yarn Company. This yarn is a beautiful, hand dyed, single ply merino that knits up so warm and squishy.Read More
I was lucky enough to help put on the second Palouse Fiber Arts Festival this last weekend in Moscow, Idaho. Shelley, from The Yarn Underground, is a visionary and astounding human being. The festival turned out to be a wonderful success between our amazing vendors, students, teachers, and volunteers.Read More
Here it is. I created this quick and simple hat pattern for my dear friend about a year ago and I have recently written it down and remade it. The Natalie Toque is a simple ribbed toque that is modern, simple and, best of all, unisex. I have written simple instructions here for you to enjoy and you can download the PDF through ravelry here.Read More
After fiddling around with socks the past couple weeks, I was in the mood for a quick, instant gratification knit. Just last week, we recieved (the Yarn Underground) the Custom Fit trunk show filled with samples of Amy Herzog's designs. For those not familiar, the Custom Fit program is a service that allows you to create any one of Amy's designs custom for your measurements. The Yarn Underground has this subscribtion and after seeing the show, Shelley and I decided to create the same design, Eddy, from the numerous options on the Custom Fit site. Additionally, I was surprised to find out that I would actually have a three day weekend last Friday and so my insta-knit began.Read More
As many of you know, I am fortunate enough to spend a good portion of my time working at The Yarn Underground each week. What many of you don't know is how wildly talented and amazing the shop owner Shelley Stone is! Not only does she own a wonderful and ever evolving LYS in Moscow, Idaho but she also has her own hand dyed, yarn company called Palouse Yarn Company.Read More
I have been on quite the Brooklyn Tweed kick for my latest knit projects. Taking a break from my ecommerce and turning my focus towards actually writing down my patterns for designs has been my goal for 2016. Between staring stints at my computer screen, I have to have something inspirational on the needles.Read More
I am very happy to announce that, as of this week, I was able to finish my first sweater made from hand spun wool that I spun as I knit. As with the nature of being a beginner spinner, it took me a couple boobins worth of navajo ply to really get a good consistancy, and even then, my yarn became bulkier the closer to the end.Read More
So here we are. A new venture.
After many questions regarding, "why don't you have a blog?!" posed to me in the recent years, I've decided it's time. Anyone who knows me. knows to not start a conversation about knitting or anything fiber art related, unless they are ready to delve into said conversation for hours.
With all the social media outlets out there now, it's easy to get lost in the world surrounding fiber and textiles. I have decided that it may be good to start a home base for all the various projects I'm working on and other beautiful pieces that others are working on that can inspire.
I will be kicking off this whole blog-sphere endeavor talking about my current Fiber to Sweater project.
I have recently, as in the past 5 weeks, began spinning and have become completely hooked. When I say hooked, I mean obsessed. I started out with drop spinning in February and quickly moved onto a Schacht Ladybug. Once I started on the Ladybug I was hooked with its speed and accessibility. Complete and utter love.
Earlier this year I had made one of those very trendy roving blankets out of some locally milled and sheared, Idaho Targhee. Once I brought the Ladybug home. I almost immediately decided that blanket was no good and started to frog it for the fiber. It's really like an addiction, I have already pondered what my cats hair would spin up like....
With the amount of wool I already had from that blanket, I got the idea that this would be my first sweater project from hand spun wool. After spinning about 3 small skeins, roughly 2-3 ounce hanks, for consistency, I realized this yarn would be perfect for the beautiful Snoqualmie by Michele Wang for Brooklyn Tweed.
Ever since this pattern was published in January, I have been aching to make it. It was inspired by the Snoqualmie Valley, which is where I spent a large part of my youth, and so, this pattern seemed so perfectly fitting for my fiber to sweater endeaver.
Finding the sweet spot for spinning took a couple hanks, but I am happy to say I have found a perfect stride. Luckily, my gauge was very close to the pattern so no repatterning was neccessary.
The entire sweater is worked flat in pieces, including the sleeves, and seamed together. The collar looks to have some minimal short row shaping and is worked by picking up stitches. I have so far finished the back and nearly the left front panel and they are coming out beyond beautiful.
My plan is to use some handmade, antler buttons from The Yarn Underground to add that extra bit of bespoked, locally made flair.
I am just so excited for the final outcome. I will try to update with news as it comes along.