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Fingerless Mitts

December 29, 2012

Christmas at the Grove

My Mom requested plain fingerless mitts for Christmas. I used this pattern with  a few modifications.

(Those are my brother’s hands by the way. He was channeling his inner hand model in that second photo)

Fingerless Mitts

My Brother, Professional Hand Model

I used DPNs for the fingers and it was a giant clusterfuck. It didn’t help that I needed five but only had four. Magic loop is my preference but the circumference was too small and the stitches too spread out for it to work.

DPN Clusterfuck

The ends were a pain to weave in but the finished mitts are awesome. I started a pair for myself  with some left over felted tweed. I have a few more repeats to work before I get to the fingers but think it’ll be less fiddly this time.

Fingerless Mitts

Hope everyone’s having a great weekend!


Merry Christmas!

December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas to those who celebrate and happy happy holidays to everyone else!

Hugo Boss




December 2, 2012

My mini collection is finished! The  final zipper was sewed in last Monday.

I wanted to document the whole process but things got too crazy towards the end. Here are a few pictures:

Jacket one

Jacket two

This is my bandaged thumb after I sewed through it. They say it happens to everyone in this field at least once.

Needle Went Through My Finger

Bow Blouse

Crazy Ass Skirt


Sequins galore

As soon as the madness was over I cast on a moebius cowl. I needed something simple to work on while I caught up on all my shows.

Moebius Cowl

I wore it to lunch with my friend a few days later. We were pretty embarrassing in our matching outfits. It wasn’t planned though, swear.

We matched. It wasn't planned. I made that cowl.

The beanie I started last month stayed a beanie. While Hugo would have looked ridiculously cute in it as a sweater, he can’t be trusted with nice things. I’ll probably sew something a little less delicate for him.



Hope you guys have been well! It’s been a while, I know.


Cowls and a WIP!

October 9, 2012

I made this cowl for Katie last month as part of a three-way swap with Andi.



The one I received from Andi fits into my wardrobe perfectly!  I was surprised how spot on she was because I don’t think my ravelry page is a good reflection of my style (I’ve trashed or given away most of the finished objects). Thank you so, so much Andi!  I can’t wait for it to get colder.

Thanks Andi!!!

I was without a portable project for a while so I started a beanie. A few rows in I decided it’d be better as a sweater for Hugo. How dapper would he look in polka dots?!


This weekend I’ll be working the Harvest Festival in Anaheim (the weekend after that will be Del Mar!). It’s Boojiboo’s second to last show of the year and the selection is better than what we have in our online store. If you’re in the area, swing by!

Happy Tuesday!

Have A Good Weekend

September 21, 2012


Hugo + Some Updates

September 12, 2012

I have five high-quality (non-iPhone) photos of Hugo. Pretty ridiculous considering his face looks like THIS.

THIS face.

His photos made me realize I need to start carrying my DSLR again. The iPhone, while convenient, doesn’t even compare quality-wise. I forgot for a second there 😉

Hugo’s been with us for almost five months now and I’m happy to report that he and Lily are BFFs. I was really concerned I wouldn’t be able to handle two on my own but it’s actually a little easier as they keep each other entertained.  His separation anxiety has disappeared and I think he knows he’s with us for the long haul.

I know I haven’t posted that much craftiness lately but with good reason. I’m putting together a small clothing collection! It’s not for retail or anything major, just my portfolio. I’ve grown a lot since I first started and my portfolio needs to reflect that.

I’ve been able to sneak in some knitting at night and have two projects on the needles. One is a cardigan that hasn’t reached the photographable state yet and the other has to be kept secret until the end of the month.

I have a dentist appointment today and I think they’re going to tell me if busting my jaw is really necessary. Wish me luck.

Santa Barbara

August 26, 2012

Santa Barbara with my friends was pretty damn awesome. I’ll spare you the details and just share the few photos I took.