Ancora Qui (Still Here)

Due to a mix-up with Orbitz and Alitalia, we are still here in Italy. Unfortunately, this isn’t as grand as it sounds. While we’re grateful for the additional time with my husband’s family, the last two days we’ve been chained to the house while my husband calls (and is often put on hold [...]

Porca miseria!

The post title refers to the weather here in Northern Italy, which is still rainy and altogether dreary. If I’m not mistaken, “porca miseria” means something like “what a pain” or something like that. Hopefully, I’m not posting a phrase that’s really obscene or offensive. My husband says it quite a bit, [...]

Knitter’s debut

My first two print designs are out (sort of…):

I’ve been checking Knitter’s site like a woman obsessed for the past month, waiting for their summer preview to go up online and it looks like it’s finally there. I’m not sure when the issue will hit newsstands, but I’m away at the moment anyway.
Here, in [...]

Off to Italy!

I’m off to Italy tonight. Temperatures are in the 90s. Ugh. Hopefully I can convince my husband to take a short mini trip to Liguria, which is by the coast. His family lives very inland, hence the hot temps.
Before I left, I thought I would post about my next next project [...]

Wrinkle in Time Reissue

I just read that one of my favorite books of all time is being re-issued for its 45th anniversary. Of course, A Wrinkle in Time has been in print continuously as far as I know throughout its 45 year life – and justifiably so. As a kid, I hungrily devoured all of the [...]

This is getting boring I know…

I finished the 3rd glove and it matches its mate (the 2nd glove) in size perfectly. I’m so impressed with myself for finishing 3 gloves. I’m usually so bad at finishing the 2nd sock, the 2nd glove, the 2nd sleeve, etc. Still, knitting the same glove over and over again doesn’t make [...]

3rd glove syndrome

I did finish the second glove. And look how good I was, I made the second glove a left glove too so I wouldn’t be tempted to just stop at the second glove and use a mismatched (size-wise) pair.
The second glove is slightly too large, but I prefer a slightly large glove [...]

2nd or 3rd Glove Syndrome?

I finished a glove and here she is in all her fair isle glory:

But, alas, she is too small! The pattern calls for 8 sts/in, but it’s a one-size fits all pattern and my hand span is a bit smaller than the average hand. Plus, trying on Calia’s almost completed glove at the [...]

FOs and the beginnings of fair isle obsession

As I mentioned in my last post, I just finished my first felted project (a design for One Planet Yarn and Fiber that I can’t reveal yet) and I find myself wanting to make more felted objects – slippers, bags, pouches, makeup bags, etc. To satisfy this new thirst, I casted on for the [...]

Finished Rowan Bag

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