An ever so brief introduction to the blog. This personal blog space has been around in one form or another since 2010. It focuses on making, creativity, and clothing. Thank you for being here with me. - xo, Holly


getting back into the swing of things

Each Wednesday, I post a snapshot of the projects I’m working on, and where my brain is at.

handspun yarn getting back into the swing of things

Whew! Hello 2018!

Part of me feels like I’ve begun this whole year already behind, but another part of me reasons that, that is, of course, not possible, because a) a beginning implies clean slate, and a clean slate cannot coexist with “being behind.” And b) because the whole concept of “behind” might very well be an illusion, at least in the “we are all stardust” version of reality.

The end of 2017 coincided with wrapping up the second edition of the third book in the Shawl Geometry Series, which had a satisfying element of poetic timing about it. It turns out that the that third book took basically a year to update, and updating the whole series took two.

After that was Christmas, and then New Years, and then trying to get back into the swing of a regular schedule. Except, now, every coherent spare moment wasn’t focused on editing, and rewriting.

It’s been nice to have that space to putz around. Space to not have an overwhelming project in front of me asking for attention. Nice to have a spontaneous break from writing here each week.

But it’s also really nice to be back here.

It feels fantastic to sit here with an open blog post, and chat about what I’m working on, and where my brain is at.

There’s been almost no knitting, or spinning, or sewing, or crochet, or anything over the past couple weeks. My free time has been focused on vegging, and rewatching the Gilmore Girls. And it’s been wonderful.

But I’ve also just picked up a new spinning project. And updated all of the Shawl Geometry Blog Posts. And written a new post over on Who Wears Who?.

And the timing on all this feels beautifully right. It feels as though halfway through January I’m finally catching up with the beginning of my year.

You can learn all about the updated Shawl Geometry Series of Books right here.
Or get a sneak peek through the Shawl Geometry Blog Series here.

And read the new style post here on Who Wears Who?.

Here’s to a wonderful to 2018.


a longer sleeve, and a finished book!

Each Wednesday, I post a snapshot of the projects I’m working on, and where my brain is at.

sweater sleeve

And Shawl Geometry Book Three is finished, the update is sent out, and the latest edition is available for purchase!

I’m delighted that this is finally finished! It took far (FAR, FAR) longer than I originally thought it would to edit this book (which turned into completely rewriting it). And a little part of me is still shocked that it’s finished – I don’t need to make any more notes, or change any more commas, or check any more page numbers. It’s done, done.

You can learn more about all three of the books in the Shawl Geometry Series here. (Books one, two, and three, are also available on Ravelry, if you prefer purchasing there).


In other news, the first sleeve of my Fairchild sweater has gotten much longer, but it’ll still make fantastic travel knitting over the weekend. And I’ve been living in this sweater.


a sweater body and finished edits

Each Wednesday, I post a snapshot of the projects I’m working on, and where my brain is at.

The bottom hem of my Fairchild sweater is finished! After I got back from traveling for Thanksgiving, I put the sleeve of my sweater away, and started working on the body again. I finished up the ribbing at the hem of the sweater, and worked a tubular bind off so that the hem of the ribbing would be seamless.

Next I’ll continue working on the first sleeve, and the second, then join everything together and finish the neckline.

Over on Who Wears Who, I wrote about a sweater that I’ve been wearing TONS! It’s a mens sweater that I never would have picked up on my own, but that I love having in my wardrobe, and always gives me 1920s sportswear sweater vibes.

AND! The edits to Shawl Geometry Book 3 are FINISHED!

The final check is back from the editor, the final edits are put it, the Is are dotted and the Ts are crossed, the page numbers are correct, and the links all work. Finally! I just need to make the file all spiffy, and then it is getting sent out to everyone who previously bought it – probably within the next couple days or a week. If you want to pick up a copy now, and get the update the moment it’s available, you can buy your copy here.


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