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Creativity Takes Work.

Creativity Takes Work.

Since I was a little kid growing up, I’ve always loved creating things with my hands-especially fashion. As I got older I read about people I idolized and how they used substances to be “more creative”. I held that myth close for many, many years and after a few long islands (I know) I couldn’t wait to run home and knit. The problem was that I woke up the next morning and it looked like my yarn stash had been robbed and someone had tried to knit a bad abstract art piece. I eventually got off that roller coaster in...

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I'm not obsessed with the VALE BEANIE pattern YOU ARE OK.

I'm not obsessed with the VALE BEANIE pattern YOU ARE OK.

I was looking for a more fitted beanie pattern specifically because a friend in Berlin was asking for just a small cap. The beanies I knew how to make from memory would've just fallen off of his head. After doing a quick Pinterest search I ended up on Ravelry and found the Vale Beanie pattern by The Blue Mouse. So I've made maybe 20 or so beanies now. It's a quick project and good palate cleanser in between sweater projects I have been finishing up. The decreases at the top end in an elegant four points with no cinching/bunching at the...

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Nasreen Top by Lana Jois using Quince/Chicakdee yarn

Nasreen Top by Lana Jois using Quince/Chicakdee yarn

About two years ago I purchased 6 different shades of chickadee by Quince in cool colors-light greens, blues mostly from GatherDTLA. They sat in my stash for some time until I came across the Nasreen Top pattern in the pompom magazine 2018 summer stripes issue.I also included a few stripes of some leftover vintage wool from other projects as well. (I only remember that the yarn was wool-not the manufacturer unfortunately!)The finishing details on the pattern are what had me fall in love with the design-the armhole and split hem details, specifically.Since the front and back are the same, the...

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PROJECT: FAILURE

failure hand knitting knitting sweater yarn

PROJECT: FAILURE

I had fallen in love with a sweater pattern online. I kept going back to it, read pattern notes on Ravelry. I finally decided that I could maybe make the sweater. I purchased the yarn and the pattern and hoped I had the right needles for the project. I decided that the picture looked like the sweater might be too big, and without swatching just sort of eliminated some stitches. The finished product looked good in photos-but I had sort of tucked back the part that flared out at the bottom, and if you looked closely I had actually added...

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#currentlyreading

#currentlyreading

I have been reading A LOT more recently, and came across this fun book on how to incorporate #slowclothing into your every day life.⁠ ⁠The author profiles a number of women, and offers pages of really amazing up cycling projects-that are literally perfect because you're probably stuck at home right now and looking for something to do!⁠ I HIGHLY recommend this book simply if you like to repurpose your clothes (which is basically all I did from ages 15-25). You can read more about the author and her work by clicking here.

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