2016 – To Plan or Not to Plan

Happy New Year! Although I guess it feels a little strange saying that since we are already half way through January! Usually at the beginning of a new year, I take stock and see how well I did with my goals. However I feel a little let down last year, which is totally silly. I only […]

Grainline Studio Alder: Classic, Comfortable, and Perfect!

In true last minute fashion, I’ve been on a roll trying to squeeze in some last minute warm weather makes before my thoughts start to turn to sweaters, turning leaves, and Rhinebeck. It seems that I’m not the only one, I’ve seen quite a few Alder dresses popping up in my instagram feed lately! I […]

A Labor of Love

I finished the last stitch on my Liberty print McCalls 6696 on Saturday and I’m in love! I feel so silly for delaying this project for so long, it was a very hassle free project. This is actually the second time I’ve made this dress. I stitched up a wearable muslin version at the end […]

Irrational Fear and Crafting

Crafting, whatever your poison, is something that should be fairly carefree (unless we are talking about gauge swatches, they should never be carefree). Creativity and making is what keeps many of us sane. However, I’ve noticed something over the last few months. When I begin planning a new project I experience fear. Maybe fear is […]

Knitting in Progress, the Great Gauge Debacle 2015

The temperature is slowly starting to rise in NYC signaling that maybe this long, long, long terrible winter is finally at its end. The greatest thing about Spring weather in the city is I can still wear a sweater as a layering piece. It’s still a little chilly in the morning and most of the […]

Jeans! I made Jeans!

This post has actually been a long time coming (really long, this draft was started on January 3rd). I worked on perfecting the fit on these things, specifically the crotch curve, for about two months. Not a straight two months, mind you. However, if you ask my husband, I stared at my crotch in the mirror […]

First Sweater of 2015 and I Love It!

Hello, my lovelies! If you’re in the Northeast, I hope you’re surviving the frigid weather we’re having by knitting tons of warm woolens. I have to say, there is nothing like bitter cold to charge up the knitting mojo. I’ve been on a bit of a roll since January and between trying to knit like […]

Snow Day!

New York City doesn’t slow down very often, or for that matter, come to a complete standstill. A travel ban has been imposed and subway service has been suspended due to winter storm Juno, although as I write, things are slowly coming back to a slow trickle. As a crafter, I’ll take it! Being stuck […]

Year End Wrap Up

I did it! I’m down to the last few days of 2014 and I have not purchased one new piece of clothing this year. To be fair, I’m not much of a clotheshorse, even though I work in fashion. Shopping doesn’t really excite me, so this project was a bit easier for me.   Even though it […]

First Sweater of the Season: Bedford

Bedford was a nice, easy project to bring me back into the world of knitting. After analyzing my wardrobe over the past few months, I realized I was in serious need of some comfy, cozy pullovers in my wardrobe and this pullover fit the bill. I knit Bedford up in the suggested yarn, Brooklyn Tweed Shelter […]

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