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William H. Foege talk at UW

William H. Foege talk at UW

Today I got to attend a talk by William Foege, “Bill” as we were told to call him, at my university. If you do not know who he is check out the wikipedia article on him. It was a really inspiring talk, he seemed really personable, not at all like Richard Dawkins. Don’t get me … Continue reading

First bedroom craft since coming home

First bedroom craft since coming home

I covered one of my smaller walls in my room with all of the maps from the places I traveled to this summer. Some craft paint and an inspirational quote later I got this! It really adds great color and warmness to the space.

Crochet in Italy

Crochet in Italy

I’ve witnessed some quite amazing crochet in Italy. Things I would love to be able to make and do. Crochet still bewilders me and I am barely able to do a basic stitch. Physically I understand the idea of how the fabric is made, with one continuous loop instead of many (as in knitting). I … Continue reading

So I know it’s not quite Headband Season yet

So I know it’s not quite Headband Season yet

But I couldn’t help myself. I knit this last night as I caught up on some American television (clearly taken advantage of my last few days in Italy). This is an extremely easy pattern, and my first on circular needles woo! Get ready for some webcam fashion shoot! I’ll try and take high quality photos … Continue reading

Designing a Lace Chart

Designing a Lace Chart

I’m currently knitting and designing a bathing suit. The middle middriff part is going to be lace. This is the most unique piece I have tried to design so far, and I decided to go all out and create my own charted lace. This is the first time I’ve created my own chart and tried … Continue reading

… I knit a sweater for my corgi

… I knit a sweater for my corgi

My dog is an adorable sausage-like corgi named Sophie. She absolutely hates dog clothes so I’ve never tried to knit anything for her before, but they make her so cute! So they’re at least nice for pictures. This pattern is very simple. It is a cape like sweater and the main piece of knitting ends … Continue reading

… I knit with Plarn

… I knit with Plarn

I have been knitting with “plarn” for a very long time. I wasn’t actually aware of this catchy nickname until recently. Plarn is plastic yarn made by cutting plastic grocery bags into a continuous long thin piece of plastic. This is shown at the right. You then knit various items out of the balled plastic. … Continue reading