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Shapes + Form sneak peek

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

I’ve put together a pdf lookbook for the upcoming collection that will be released tomorrow. Click to download the pdf!

Edited to add: I was so excited earlier when I posted that I left out all the details! Patterns will be available individually or as a whole collection. There are 8 garments and 5 accessories (yes, there is one sock pattern). Individual patterns will range from $5 to $7, and the e-book will be $18. There is a possibility of a print edition, but I’m not completely sure yet. Of course that means I haven’t ordered a printing, so if the print version becomes a reality, it would be released near the end of September.

These are not socks

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Well, if you hadn’t guessed by now what’s going on… yep, those are sweaters on that chair.

And here’s a little sneak peek at the yarn…

That’s Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Wool, Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted, Miss Babs Yowza, and Berroco Ultra Alpaca across the back row… Quince & Co. Osprey, Shepherd’s Wool again, Wollmeise Lacegarn, and Quince & Co Finch across the middle, and The Plucky Knitter Primo Fingering and Malabrigo Sock down in front.

I’m busy putting the finishing touches on everything. Keep your eyes peeled here on the blog, Ravelry, and for lots more information and the big launch on the 15th!


Repairing Socks

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

I was gathering up all my plain socks when I discovered big giant gaping holes in some of them. Oh no!

It was time to fix some socks. Here’s a way to repair large holes in knit fabric.

Step 1: Gather your materials. You’ll need your sad sock, extra yarn (the one pictured is not the original yarn but pretty close in color), a darning needle, and 2 dpns (preferably in the size you used to knit the sock).

Step 2: Evaluate the hole. You’ll be re-knitting a patch to cover the hole as well as sewing a few stitches to either side, so you’ll need to cut a length of yarn long enough for this.

Step 3: Find the first row of stitches at the bottom of the hole that is complete and unbroken. Using a dpn, pick up the right leg of every stitch along this row. This is where you’ll begin adding fabric back to close up the hole.

Step 4: Leaving a tail, use the new yarn to knit across the dpn.

Step 5: Thread your needle and duplicate stitch a few sts into the old fabric along the same row you’ve re-created. Then move up to the next row and duplicate stitch back towards the edge of the hole.

Step 6: Turn and purl across the dpn.

Step 7: As in Step 5, Duplicate stitch a few sts beyond, and then back towards the hole.

Repeat steps 4-7 until you reach the top of the hole (without leaving a tail each time). Try not to entangle the cat in this process.

Pick up the right leg of every stitch in an unbroken line across the top of the hole with a dpn, just like you did for the bottom.

Graft the live stitches you’ve just knit to the live stitches from the top of the hole.

Weave in ends and enjoy your rejuvenated sock.

And here’s what it looks like on the inside. Ta-da!

TNNA? No. Jeni’s? Yes!

Friday, June 29th, 2012

I was sad not to make it to the industry trade show, TNNA, in Columbus this weekend. Not only did I miss out on seeing all the upcoming yarns and products on display, chatting with other designers, and all kinds of knitter goodness, I knew I’d be reading a lot of tweets about Jeni’s Ice Cream, the go to place for sustenance while in Columbus. Jeni’s ice cream is … how shall I put it… AWESOME. When I first went to TNNA, I kept hearing about this fabulous wonderland called Jeni’s that was supposed to have The. Best. Ice. Cream. EVAR. I was skeptical. I’m not even a huge ice cream fan. But when I tasted it, I realized that it really was all that.

I knew that I’d be especially bummed to read everybody’s posts about eating and enjoying Jeni’s ice cream, so I kind of lost all control and ordered 8 pints of it (one was for a friend) and then there was a lot of hanging out, knitting, and eating ice cream. So while I didn’t make it to Columbus and TNNA, I got a piece of it right here on my own couch.



Twitterverse, fizzies

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

I’ve joined the twitterverse as cookieaknitwear. Follow me there if you don’t have enough Cookie A in your life already.

The in-laws are visiting, and we’re going to Sonoma and Napa over the next few days for a food and wine extravaganza. Mmmmm! Until then, I’ll leave you with a picture of bath bombs that I made. We had a little fizzy themed party to make bath bombs and drink mimosas. I didn’t get any pics this time, but Bogie did.

Bath Bombs

Everything looks better in an Ikea container

Welcome to the new website

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

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