Rainbow Dress Redo: Hot Pink Edition

This second edition of Sophie’s Rainbow Dress is not just any remake. It’s a revamp! If you follow me on Instagram you may have caught me mourning (tongue-in-cheek) the, erm, death of my daughter’s first Rainbow Dress. I had knit it for her when she was four years old, and despite the subsequent additions of…

Sophie’s Apple Picking Socks

When I gaze upon this yarn, I think of sunny days and rainbows and spring. When I both gaze upon and say the name of this yarn (“Apple Picking”) completely different images are evoked: autumn skies, going back to school, playgrounds and–not surprisingly–apples. The yarn brand is Must Stash Yarn, a company out of Texas…

Jelly Roll Sweater

Congrats to Isabelle Brunette for being the giveaway winner! Thanks to all who took the time to comment below. I will be replying to each of you soon if I haven’t already. One day a few weeks back as I was aimlessly rummaging through my stash, I unearthed a couple of skeins of yarn from…

My First Flax Sweater: Happy Birthday, Jacob!

Turning ten years old is a big deal. A decade is no short amount of time, though for me each of these past ten years elapsed with the blink of an eye. Was I not just pregnant with him a few years ago…? I have a confession: this Flax sweater is Jacob’s very first hand…

Sophie’s So Faded

I’m fairly new to Andrea Mowry’s knitting patterns and only became familiar with her earlier this year when she released the Find Your Fade shawl, which uses a very similar fading process to the So Faded sweater pictured above. I have found that I am strongly attracted to knitting any kind of fade or blend….

Peach Melba Oceana Hat

I knit this Oceana hat for two reasons: Look at that beautiful diamond mesh stitching! The pattern is a winner. The pattern author, Cali (Willoughby Way Designs and @throwstyler on Instagram), is donating all of the pattern proceeds to the organization Oceana, which works to preserve the world’s oceans. Needless to say, whenever a fabulous…

Droid Skew Socks

When I saw Havirland’s self-striping sock yarn in color themes for the droids BB-8 and R2-D2, I grabbed some right away. My husband has always been a die hard Star Wars fan, and my son caught on around the age of two, so it was high time I knit something for the love of Star…

Saturday Matinees for Sophie

I must be in the midst of a substantial sock phase because I cannot seem to stop knitting socks! And making plans to knit more socks. And buying yarn for socks I haven’t even thought of yet. My latest pair of completed socks was begun on impulse. Last week I was idly flipping through Instagram when…