what’s in the works


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


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.


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.


writing, editing, weaving, and a skirt fit for a pirate queen

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

weaving squares and reading through shawl geometry

After the last round of Shawl Geometry Book Three edits took an age and a half, typing up all the edits seemed to simply fly by. I’m reading through the whole thing now (not in one sitting, that was a nice fantasy!) and I’m slightly shocked but thoroughly grateful that the whole thing doesn’t suck!

I’ve trusted through the whole editing process that the final thing would be excellent (otherwise I would have stopped!) but it’s really nice to get some perspective, and have that trust confirmed in the read through!!

Next steps are notes, and edits, and then to the technical editor.

I’m still weaving piles upon piles of squares on the zoom loom, still haven’t set the handspun yarn I finished last week, and am contemplating a next spinning project.

On Who Wears Who? – after the summer 10×10 wardrobe challenge I’ve found myself reaching for tee shirts far more often than I used to, and clothes from my Self-Made Wardrobe project are still in heavy rotation. I wrote this morning about the qualities that one of my favorite skirts invoked – it’s been fantastic being able to think and write more about the pieces I made for that project, but this time from a style perspective rather than a technical one. You can read that piece right here.