uncommonly good results

Posted on 31 CommentsPosted in book reviews/events, designing, lace/shawls, projects, yarn and dyeing

just before i went to rhinebeck, i showed you the beginnings of a shawlette that was inspired by the common bandana, an accessory which has been a part of my wardrobe as long as i can remember. besides their intriguing printed surfaces, bandanas are incredibly useful—i don’t think a day went by in college that […]

have you any wool?

Posted on 21 CommentsPosted in book reviews/events, designing, food and garden, lace/shawls, projects

ahhh, WHAT a weekend—there’s nothing like a little R,R&R (rest, relaxation, and rhinebeck), is there? i know that for me, it is the ONE time each year that i forgo “being in touch” in favor of spending quality time eating, knitting, and making merry with my beloved friends, beckie and kim. i don’t use my […]

kimkimkim in the house

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she’s he-e-re. kim is here for her pre-rhinebeck visit; one of the reasons i haven’t been on the blog for the last couple of days is that we were busy getting ready. i put my head down and worked at my desk all weekend, squaring away enough to make me feel a little less guilty. […]

sew a fine seam

Posted on 26 CommentsPosted in designing, lace/shawls, projects

much as i’d like to complete the finishing work on blümchen all in a day, it is instead progressing piece by piece, as i squeeze in a seam or two here and there between other pressing matters (no pun intended, haha). there it lies on the arm of my study sofa, patiently passing the time […]