Woke up, it was a…

…finished sweater!

There was milk and toast and honey / And a bowl of oranges, too /


And the sun poured in like butterscotch /


And stuck to all my senses //


Oh won’t you stay /


We’ll put on the day /


And we’ll talk in present tenses //


Oversized fit + drop shoulders + bracelet sleeves + modern hem shape. I am so pleased. And the yarn is so good(Project page here.) 

pattern: my own

size: 34″ bust with approx. 12″ ease

yarn: Isager Spinni Wool 1, held double

colorway: 7s (wheat) and 39s (I call it electric shrimp :))

needles: sz 7 and sz 5

So I’m writing up a pattern. Soon it’ll be ready for test knitters. With gratitude to my lovely testers, the test group is full!



(Lyrics are from “Chelsea Morning” by Joni Mitchell.)

Another Day of the Dead, Another Donation

Just a quick update –

bogolan closeup 3

This morning I sent the (second) October donation from Bogolan proceeds to Women for Women International. Here’s our tally so far:

  • October 15, 2013 – $260 donated.
  • November 1, 2013 – $101.38 donated.
  • TOTAL to date – $361.38 donated to Women for Women International.

Again, my heartfelt thanks for everybody’s support.

In other news, Bogolan got a little bit of love from Karen over at Fringe Association, where she features a selection of delicious cowls for holiday knitting. Check it out!

In other other news, I’ve just now finished blocking the sample for my first sweater design. Only waiting on some early morning light and a few moments with my photographer/husband. We had a windy and rainy Halloween last night, so no trick-or-treaters (boo!), but that didn’t stop us from lighting up our jack-o-lanterns.


Happy Halloween (belated) / Samhain / Día De Los Muertos / All Saints’ Day!


Two Classes and a Teaser

I’m pleased to announce I’ll be teaching at the Haus of Yarn here in Nashville, a class on the Bogolan cowl!

blue bogolan

I’m sure it’ll be quite awesome. There are some fiddly but useful techniques in Bogolan (provisional cast-on, 3-needle bind-off) that can really supplement your knitting prowess. Also – I can’t wait to see what colors and patterns other people choose!

We’ve scheduled two sessions. The Sunday session is already full, but there may be a few spaces left in the Thursday session, which will begin Nov. 14. You can contact the Haus for more info on signing up.

In other news, I’ve been working my wee little fingers off on something new.

chelsea in progress

I tried to design the exact pullover that I want, right at this moment, in a yarn that I am loving. I hope to share more pictures very soon.

It’s finally starting to get cold here in Tennessee. It just smells like cozy tea & sweater-knitting weather, all chill and dreary and mysterious. Time for all the spooks and ghosties to come out and play. I heard Bartleby, our local barred owl, hoo-ing to one last night…

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