Taking a Time Out

For about a million personal reasons, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted here. I reached a bit of a tipping point with the amount of stress in my life and I needed to take a step back, internalize, and come back to a sense of “normal” whatever that means. Thankfully, the last few months have helped me re-prioritize my life and I feel like I’m back to a point where I can share online.

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Captain

I can't believe it is already mid July, this summer is flying by! Over the past few months I have been on a few whirlwind trips from Charleston to Israel to LA and back again. I don't know about you, but the first thing I think about before a trip is which knitting project I am going to take with me. Sometimes it's impossible for me to make a choice so I end up taking a few with me. If you ask me, it's better to have too much yarn than not enough!

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5 Essential Tips for Knitting Lace

There is a lot to be said on the subject of lace knitting, but before we go down the rabbit hole of that I wanted to share some of the essential things I learned about knitting lace. As I was thinking about all of my lessons learned, I kept coming back to the gauge swatch. The swatch is a perfect mini project to help understand the structure of lace and a guide to understanding what your finished project can/will look like!

So I came up with this list of my 5 essential tips for knitting lace.

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The Best Fibers to Use in Summer

The transition from spring to summer can wreak havoc on your knitting plans depending on where you call home. From where I sit in the sunny south the humidity can cause me to put down certain projects in favor of others. It becomes time to set aside warm wooly sweaters and instead cast on with lighter fabrics. Tops & tees, light scarves, and even pullovers are great summer knit projects with the right yarn choice.

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Retrospective + May 2018

Wow, April flew by so quickly! One minute it was still wintery and the next moment I'm wearing shorts and spending long days in the sun. This past weekend I made my first spring cleaning attempt in our front garden and I'm quite proud of my progress considering I have absolutely no green in my thumb. May is already off to an exciting start and I have a lot of pots on the burners, so to speak: work, a new real estate class, the tops, tanks, and tees kal, and the KKD business updates

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The Tops, Tanks & Tees Knitalong

Today marks the first day of the Tops Tanks & Tees KAL led by Shannon Cook. You can follow along on her website at veryshannon or hang out in the Raverly group to check out updates from participants.

This will be the first year that I can join along in the fun, since I don't have any other knitting commitments drawing me away and I'm overcome with all the choices and possibilities

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Colors to Knit with this Spring

There is no denying that a trending color this spring is pink. Pink in all shades - blush, coral, fuscia - is popping up in my fashion & knitting news feeds and it's hard not to want to jump on the bandwagon! So if you’re looking for the latest yarns in this lovely color, look no further than this post.

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Linea Shawl

The Linea Shawl marks somewhat of a first for me - it's my first self-published shawl design and it took a long time to figure out how to best write up the pattern. But it was definitely worth the effort, and I'm so excited to finally share it with you all.

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