tweed revisited

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january presents a tough challenge—with holiday glitter a mere memory and not nearly time to tell ourselves that “spring is just around the corner”, we need something fresh to brighten the days and our moods. playful—but warm—accessories in fun colors are just the thing to fill the lapels of a classic coat, show off at the […]

oh, where does the time go?

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boy oh boy, one minute i’m running around after my little friend helena, who stands barely up to my shoulders but is basking in the glow of her first modeling assignment. and the next thing i know she’s playing sexy secretary in my office, with an arsenal of looks and characters she’s portrayed in dozens of our photo shoots since. today […]

notes from a snowstorm

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mid morning snow begins falling like we’re holding a christmas card audition. cozy new sweater on the needles—finally. i tear myself away for a few minutes to snap some photos for a short blog—wow, the white stuff is falling fast—look at our street just a few minutes later. i finished swatching for this sweater last night and after a […]

anachronaut and toffer

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ready for a light, lacy project with a hint of spring to get you through january? selfish knitting month is half gone now—maybe you still need to cast on something for yourself . . . and this pretty pair holds plenty of possibility. they are both designed with the same stitch patterns—an open, lacy cable-and-lace motif […]