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Elf Booties

I’ve wanted to make these booties for years. They’re a free Ravelry download and an enjoyable pattern. After felting I sewed non-slip suede bottoms to keep them extra warm. Now Josh and I have elf booties to keep our feet toasty this New England winter! One pair of booties took two wash cycles to felt while the other took three. […]

Birthday Knucks

Josh and I have spent the summer and fall back in the States visiting friends and family. These Knucks were made for his sister’s birthday. They fit her great and now that the weather is cooler she wears them often. The yarn is from Josh’s wonderful gift of yarns he brought me back from Norway and Iceland. The pattern is […]

Lotus Flowers

Now that we’re back in the States I have time to knit again. My long term lotus flowers project reached a milestone. I’ve completed knitting the petals and have 150. Next up will be finding a lotus leaf pattern. I may tweak an existing pattern, much like I did with the petals. Eventually I’ll sew these all together in various […]

Solstice Hat

Our Australian vacation took place in August which meant we’d experience winter temperatures. I decided Josh needed a new hat for the trip. Alas, Floyd didn’t get a new outfit but I’ll be sprucing him and Hazel up for our book release party next month. (Pre-order Formosa Moon here!) My best friend Kelly and I designed the pattern back when […]

Knitting, hiking, studying

Grad school is great but  demands most of my time these days. Josh and I recently went to Maokong, one of our favorite spots to get out of the city and into nature. This decoration is from a tea restaurant and takes me back to my favorite PSU class-History of the Dress. My lotus project is slowly progressing. I laid […]

Petals, Pillows and Pizza

My flower petals are coming along. This is a long term art piece that will take months to complete. I hope to have it finished by the end of the year. My internship at the Taiyuan Asian Puppet Theater Museum is enjoyable. I’m currently making pillows to protect the puppet heads. This marionette puppet now has a protective cushion in […]

Knucks

My Knucks turned out so beautifully I decided to give them a proper photo shoot. Foothills Yarn makes scrumptious yarn. Their baby alpaca is wonderfully soft with such vibrant colors. As soon as it cools off in Taiwan I’ll be wearing these babies often. But maybe I won’t have to wait that long. Some places have air conditioning so strong I […]

Silky petals, Coconut macaroons

My petals are coming along. I’m thinking of going with five petals per flower. Toying with the idea of making bigger petals as well. The pattern is easy which let’s me listen to podcasts while knitting. I made my first coconut macaroons in Taiwan. Our little oven has the option of just turning the top or bottom heat on so […]

New knitting project and a screenprint bag

Oh the joy of a new knitting project! I’m creating an art installation piece to hang over our loft railing. This is a lotus flower petal. I’ll be making as many as I can and then assembling them into flowers. I wrote a pattern for the petals and will most likely make I-cord out of green yarn for the stems […]

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