Things to Share

The other week a writer, Alexandra Lange, reached out to me via Instagram and asked if I’d mind answering a few questions about knitting for the New Yorker. In my head I thought, ‘that sounds super fancy – why not?’ She emailed me some questions and we set up a time for a call. And on Monday, this article came out.
New Yorker article

Some of you already commented or messaged me about it but I thought I’d share it here too. I was surprised to get quoted as much as I was but I also had a really great conversation with Alexandra. AND I’m hoping to see her with a finished knit sweater by the end of the year (I did suggest she try a Winston pullover – I’m totally making myself one since I made the last one for my friend).

And for other things to share…I saw this adorable video from Pixar in a billion places since it was posted and had to share. Check the video below, it’s too cute to not watch.

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Fiberuary Challenge

If you follow me over on Instagram you may have noticed that I’m participating the Fiberuary Challenge. Every day of the month you respond to the prompt listed below and share using the hashtag #Fiberuary. It’s fun and you can click on that hashtag and see what other folks have been posting throughout the month.
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Sunday’s prompt was what was your first knitting project and it got me thinking about what I made first…a really horrible orange garter stitch scarf. I have no clue where it went, I’m pretty sure I threw it away or gave it away. So I looked to the first project I added to Ravelry, the Baby Chalice Blanket.
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For a fairly new knitter this was a big project, I made it for my boss’s new baby. I was so proud of it and 7 years later she tells me it now tucks in a stuffed unicorn every night.

So tell me, what was your first knitting project you were really proud of?

Monthly Review: January 2019

It’s February, which means I’m looking back at what I was able to accomplish in January. I was pretty darn productive and January was a hell of a month for me all around.
January 2019 FOs
Here’s what I was able to finish in the month of January:

  • Susan’s Wonder Woman Hat. I feel like I go to brioche as my in between, it’s like it helps me reset from a project. I’m itching to knit more brioche and am going back and forth on the color palette I want for a Plumpy shawl. Who knew I’d love a good shawl but they come in handy.
  • A Matching Set for Steven and Sophie. I love this dog sweater and matching hat combo so much. And so do the recipients. That makes it all totally worth it.
  • 3 Sweaters in one month! Not bad if I do say so myself and a great way to kick off 2019. This month I finished:
    • Party Top sweater. I’ve stepped into the land of mohair and I love it.
    • Boxed Pullover. I’ve fallen hard for cropped sweaters, you will see more in the future.
    • Winston Pullover. I made this one for a friend but the yarn was on sale last week and for $28 I was able to pick up a sweater quantity to make one for myself in a fun blue with a rainbow of color through it. And I think Jane Richmond is going to do a knitalong on this one and it’s such a quick knit.

In addition to all the projects, I was featured on the Ravelry blog as the first Human of Ravelry. And I shared my formula for how I knit dog sweaters with colorwork on the Mason-Dixon Knitting blog. It has been fun to get all of the emails, comments, and messages from everyone and all the new readers to the blog! A pretty great start to January and I have more to come in February! Not a bad way to start off my year. How has your January been so far?