An Interview with Pom Pom Quarterly

You remember that tiny sweater that caused a bit of buzz on Instagram?
Well the team at Pom Pom Quarterly were so utterly tickled by it they wanted to get to know me more. They asked me if I’d be up for a Skype interview for their latest podcast and I obliged. I really do love Pom Pom. I used to work in publishing (and was a former yearbook editor) so I really have a lot of respect for what this small team of women are able to put together throughout the year and I’m always waiting on pins and needles for the latest issue. You can listen to the latest episode below or subscribe to their podcast wherever you listen to podcasts! Enjoy.

Durumi tees


Stitching Status: An Introduction

I wasn’t going to post today since it has been a short and wild week BUT I’ve been featured in a couple of different places and have had a lot of new folks coming over to the blog so I wanted to say, HELLO!
Durumi tees
Yesterday the Durumi tees I knit for myself and Jellybean were shared on the Pom Pom Magazine Instagram AND on Kay Gardiner of Mason Dixon Knitting’s Instagram with a hope to ‘break the internet’ LOL. I was definitely flattered by the love and excitement over those pieces and my adorable Jellybean. But then to top off a crazy day, my Tecumseh top was featured on the Ravelry homepage.
Needless to say I’ve gotten a lot of messages on Ravelry and Instagram and a ton of traffic coming here, so I just wanted to say hello and thank you for stopping by my little corner of the internet. And in the meantime, I will be working on my Askews Me Shawl this weekend!
Askews Me Shawl in progress
Knitting tip, don’t start brioche when you’re sleepy. You won’t read the instructions well. I started this over at lunch yesterday and realized the mistake I was making the night before and now it’s smooth sailing! So cheers to having a happy knitting filled weekend. You guys rock!

Stitching Status: Here Comes the Sun

I still haven’t gotten my Sheep and Wool stuff uploaded but I hope to do that over the weekend. I’ve had a hectic week, it’s always like that when my husband travels abroad. He came home yesterday and then our central air died on us. It’s supposed to be 90 degrees on Saturday and the HVAC guy can’t come until Monday morning. Ugh. But as the temps are getting warmer and I’m coming to the end of my test knit I’m getting excited about diving into my summer knitting. And you know there’s the Tees, Tops and Tanks Knit Along going on this month so you should totally make something short sleeved to wear this summer. So I thought I’d share some patterns that have me excited. Have you see the latest preview images for Pom Pom Quarterly’s summer issue?

Leiden by Natalie Selles
Leiden by Natalie Selles via Ravelry

The issue is all about stripes (my favorite) and I’m in love with so many patterns it’s making me rethink my summer knitting plans. The first one I fell in love with is Leiden. It’s a modular knit, so you start with the middle square panel and pick up stitches along the sides. I don’t know why but I love picking up stitches. I totally want to make this tee.

Anni by Gina Röckenwagner
Anni by Gina Röckenwagner via Ravelry

I’m also equally smitten with the Anni top. Three colors, dk weight yarn and a great shape that will feel so great on a hot day in a light cotton. Plus my stash is still full of Berroco Weekend DK I was thinking of using for other projects but now may switch over to these. And because it’s Friday and despite worrying about melting in my home this weekend, I’m grateful my husband is home and safe from his travels.
The girls were super excited to see him too and Cher wouldn’t take a paw off of him all night. And as soon as he went to bed early from jet lag she was right there with him. Have a great weekend everyone!