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

23
Aug
2017
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You know it’s a good vacation when you don’t really take photos…

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

on a boat

dog waiting

sunset

You know it’s a good vacation when you don’t really take photos…

I spent a couple days in Maine last week with family, I got back a couple days ago, and have been playing catch up ever since.

We spent tons of time boating and relaxing and playing with pupps. And I spent basically the whole time avoiding my computer and phone except when necessary. I didn’t take a knitting, spinning, weaving, or any other fiber project with me, instead I spent a lot of time reading.

And since I’ve been back I’ve been catching up on client work, and trying to get the third Shawl Geometry book ready to send to the technical editor.

But I’m itching to pick up where I left off weaving small square a couple weeks ago.

Over on Who Wears Who, I wrote about the outfit that I basically lived in all week in Maine. It’s more “styled” in the photos I took before I left, but it’s basically the same look. I talked all about it, and how I “unstyled” it for vacation right here.

16
Aug
2017
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keeping this short and sweet

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

photographing shawl shapes

travel

sleeping lap dog in Maine

The green Shawl Geometry shawl shape swatches got photographed just in time for me to dump all the photos onto my laptop, wrap up a couple projects, throw some clothes in a bag, and head off to the airport to fly up to Maine for a couple days with family, which have been fantastic.

There’s been boating, and paddle boarding, and yoga by the ocean. Lots of dogs, reading, sunshine, food, puzzles, and as little time in front of the computer as possible.

I’m here for another day and a bit, so I’m keeping this short and going to wrap up a couple more work things this morning before we head out on another boat trip.

9
Aug
2017
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Two very old projects make an unexpected re-appearance

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

Shawl Geometry knit swatches and weaving

70s Floral Maxi Dress + Granny Square Cardigan 2-2

They’re back…

If you’ve been following along for awhile, you’ll know these sorts of lime green swatches very well. Very, very well.

They’re the style of swatches in the updated Shawl Geometry books and there have been a TON of them on the blog over the last year or so. And each time I finish a batch, I think it’ll be the last, but then it’s not.

So, I’m not going to say this is the last of them – but I very much hope it is, and it kind of needs to be. I’m shooting the final photos for book three on Friday, before I head to Maine for a couple days, and then this project goes to the technical editor at the end of the month, so there’s really no time for more swatches (thankfully).

Other than that, I’m still loving the simplicity of weaving squares on the zoom loom. I can just keep making squares, and then figure out what they’re going to be later.

But I’m wondering what project I want to take with me on my trip. Do I want to start something new? Pick up something old? Just throw some fiber in my bag? Who knows.

Over on Who Wears Who – I wrote about a look that includes the gigantic grey & white granny square cardigan I crocheted back in 2015. A lot of you were asking how a gigantic square was going to turn into a cardigan, but I finished it right before I packed it away into storage for months, so I never got finished photos of it. But it’s back! And it’s even larger than I remember. To see more photos of and read about wearing this cardigan, check out Who Wears Who.