Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tapgurl Comes to Visit

I recently had the honor of being interviewed for a knitting podcast! The lovely Carmen of Tapgurl Knits came over for a chat the other day. We talked about knitting, designing, geekery, sewing - a little bit of everything! You can listen to the whole convo over here!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013


ATTENTION KNITTERS: Only six and a half more knitting months until Christmas. Time to get started on you gift knitting. And what better way than with these fabulous fingerless mitts by yours truly in the newest issue of Knitty?

Vino Mitts

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Simple Solutions

In the midst of packing and moving, I had to take a break to maintain sanity. I spent one lovely Saturday sewing up some of my old larger tops and tees into more fitted pieces. These two items were among them. I still liked the idea of these shirts; they just didn't fit anymore!

Orange Tank Top - Before

Thursday, June 06, 2013

A Little Less Country...

Well, there's another two weeks since last we chatted. But what a whirlwind it's been! The Dude and I spent two hectic weeks busily painting in our new house before our scheduled move date, and we still didn't get it all done in time. The movers came and went, and now we've been living here for almost two more weeks, continuing to paint in the evenings and weekends, with a little unpacking interspersed here and there for variety. And then it happened. Two days ago, I finished painting the trim and china cabinet in the breakfast nook, and that was that. No more painting. At least for now.

All totaled, we primed and painted two bedrooms, the kitchen and breakfast nook, the formal dining room, and the entry/foyer. That also includes the kitchen cabinets and wainscoting in three of those rooms too. Wanna see?