Sunday, February 10, 2013

Handmade clothes

It's really satisfying making your own clothes. I love the way my new sweater and dress turned out.

Tova dress, by Jenny Gordy, in Liberty Tana Lawn in the "Kitty Grace" pattern
Stranger cardigan, designed by Michiyo, in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter, in Fossil

Wouldn't it be dreamy to create an entire handmade wardrobe? I don't think I'd have time to pull that off, but I'm definitely going to make more!

(Thank you  for the sweet comments about my interview with Vibeke. I so enjoyed doing it. Also, I wanted to give a shout-out to Megan, I totally remember you and your lovely blog! I often wondered about you. Glad to hear you still knit! xoxo)

Friday, February 8, 2013

To keep you warm

Are things snowy in your part of the world? Here, we're in the midst of a delightful little snowstorm. In case you're looking for something to keep you warm, here are two lovely pieces I knit for the latest winter collection from Brooklyn Tweed:

Altair, by Jared Flood

I think this sweet hat would be a great starter project for someone wanting to try their hand at fair-isle.

Kirkwood, by Julie Hoover

Love the combo of the waffle background and the plump cables on this beautiful scarf.

This weekend I'm:
- Working on another sample, while listening to the majestic new Grizzly Bear record
- Catching up on sleep (had waaaay too much fun in NYC)
- Starting a new book we picked up at the Strand
- Meeting up with some of my best girls to knit and chat
- I'll also try to take some photos of my new cardi, as well as a Tova dress I finished in time for our trip, in some long-hoarded Liberty

What are you up to this weekend? If you have a few minutes to spare, and you'd like to read a little interview with me, head over to Vibeke's gorgeous blog

(as always, thank you to Jared for letting me use his photos)