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Hey Hey Hey 2014

January 7, 2014

I didn’t make any resolutions this year but I did do some major planning…I’m going backpacking! For a month!

My best friend and I will start in Spain and work our way through France to Amsterdam. From there we’ll book it to Switzerland for a ten day hike (TMB) and if we survive, we’ll take a train to Italy to recoup. This is probably the craziest thing I’ve ever agreed to but crazy is good, right?

If any of you have tips, advice, or resources to share I’d greatly appreciate it. My Mother would, too.


I started a test-knit for Karoline last week and it’s coming along nicely. It’s a beanie with a simple colorwork pattern. She’ll be releasing it soon! Project page is here.

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Happy new year, happy Tuesday.


I Heart Cables

December 28, 2013
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Pom pom of doom at the top and tassels of awesomeness at the bottom.

I worked the ear flaps in the opposite direction (provisional cast on) and cast off at the end of the i-cord. I also did a slip-stitch selvage.

He just turned three months old but I made the infant size. A second one is already in the works (grey, of course).

Pardon the blurred photos, he’s a wiggly fella.

Pattern: I Heart Cables



I Sewed Through My Finger

December 7, 2013

I was working on a pair of pants when it happened. The needle went straight through the nail to the other side and back out. I thought part of it broke off into my finger but I found the missing piece in the machine later on. Yay! How ridiculous is it that the needle was still threaded when it came out? Like, the damn thing jams on cotton but my finger is NO PROBLEM?

Anyway. I’ve had family in town for the past week and we’ve been making our way through L.A. and O.C.

Olvera Street. The horchata from this place gave me LIFE.



Umami. I braved the crowds at The Grove Saturday night. This burger made the 30 minute parking ordeal worth it.


Dog Beach. The weather on Sunday was perfect. Took all four dogs and they ran around like fools.



The Habit. My Aunt was craving a burger after a long day in the sun. We pulled over at the first joint we saw and were not disappointed. Onion rings > fries, for sure.


These shoes. I just… I just can’t.

Too Cute

On top of all that, a stray dog wandered into my sister’s house and jumped into my car when I tried to leave (sounds pretty suspect, I know). My sister’s watching her while we try and locate the owner.


She’s trained and well-behaved so we know she was loved. I want her to be reunited but I wouldn’t mind if she stayed. I mean, LOOK. We could join the circus.

Baby Sophisticate

November 19, 2013

Personalized, of Course

Personalized, of Course

This little dude is going to look so snazzy Thanksgiving day. Next up? Plaid Christmas suit.

I’m An Aunt

November 13, 2013




It’s amazing/weird/fantastic/terrifying all at the same time. Like, MY SISTER GREW THIS BEING INSIDE OF HER. As the youngest in the family it’s not something I’ve ever dealt with but I am very, very excited.

I started knitting a baby sophisticate for him after an eight month hiatus. I needed a small, quick project to feel things out. It’s almost finished but the weather has to get itself together. Ninety degrees in November? I do not accept.

Hope everyone’s been well. Happy happy Wednesday.

Chevrons Forever

June 3, 2013

A few weeks ago my friend Lauren asked me to make an outfit she could wear on stage. Her band, The Lovely Bad Things, was going on tour with Best Coast in the hot-ass South.

Cutting the fabric was a bit stressful as there was no room for error. It was vintage and taken from a worn garment so I had to avoid the holes and marks.  After the skirt was finished I was left with an 8″ long piece for the top. Thank GOODNESS I didn’t mess up. I would have died.

Thank you Lauren!


Life’s been hectic but in the best way possible. Posts won’t be as frequent but this blog isn’t dead.


Iz ;)

Tassels are Underrated

March 3, 2013

I had four thousand-yard cones of this charcoal yarn but didn’t know what to make with it. It was a shawl, three cardigans, two cowls, and one pullover before it ended up as this scarf.

I still have three and a half cones left. Now what?!




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