It’s up and available on Ravelry. I’ll do a proper post later today, but for now, I just wanted to announce that it’s available.

Photo courtesy of and copyright property of Parikha and Hemal Mehta. Please do not distribute.

A kit for the cardigan is also available at One Planet Yarn and Fiber.

Preview Time

Inspired by Ysolda’s recent post featuring snippets of designs to come, I wanted to share a little preview of my next indie design, the Alexandria Cardigan. It’s worked in Fleece Artist’s Woolie Silk, one of my favorite workhorse sweater yarns – it has lovely sheen, works up to a great gauge, and is soft for [...]

Last quick trip before the job – Arizona

Last weekend, Maurizio and I took one last quick trip before I start work next week. We went to Arizona which, despite my having grown up in the next state, I’ve never been to. We spent one day in Scottsdale visiting my friends, Lisa and Jody, who I’ve only known over email and through my [...]

My brother has an Etsy Shop!

After some big sister needling by yours truly, my brother has finally opened an Etsy shop here.
So far he just has this print up:

It’s a bit of a departure for him because he’s using more colors than usual – he’s usually a brown aficionado – but it does feature his favorite animal – the cat [...]

Help for Haiti

Edited to Add: I’ve just been told that my gallery doesn’t seem to be formatted properly (the captions are missing) when viewed through a blog reader like bloglines. To see the gallery, go directly to the post here. Sorry for the inconvenience; I’m trying to figure out how to fix this.
I think [...]

Donna Druchunas Blog Tour Stop

Today I have the honor of hosting Donna Druchunas, author of the successful Arctic Lace and Ethnic Knitting series. I’ve been a part of Donna’s blog tours before here and here.
Donna has a couple of exciting releases and events coming up including her new book, Successful Lace Knitting, which delves deeper into the [...]

Happy New Year!

I am composing a year end wrap up post, but it’s hard! My sense of knitting time is all turned around due to the nature of publishing lead times. I find myself knitting camisoles and short sleeved pullovers in the winter and heavy alpaca coats in the summer.
So, while I try to figure out [...]

Twist Mid Issue Release – Sabbatical

Some eagle eyed knitters noticed my bio clustered among the other contributors in the Winter issue of Twist. Some also noticed that the yarns in the Isles of Shoals story included the Fibre Company’s Road to China Light, but that no sweater or garment in that story used it. That’s because I [...]

Milan, Steve McCurry Photo Exhibit

On Sunday, Maurizio and I took advantage of the fact that it stopped snowing and raining and took the train to Milan. We met up with Maurizio’s high school friend Elia and his wife, Ester, who live in the city. Maurizio’s mother had told us about a photo exhibit of Steve McCurry’s works [...]


Two of the best things about Italy:
Their cappuccino, drained to the dregs while standing up at the bar. The cappuccino is a drink to be had quickly and usually in the morning (though, as a foreigner, I can be forgiven to indulge in it in the afternoon too).

And my mother in law’s dog, Macchiolina (little [...]

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