One of the many things I've been working on lately is designing knitting patterns. I've made more swatches in the past few months than I think I have in my entire life. I know it sounds naive of me, but I really imagined I'd get it perfect on the first try. Sigh... not quite.
Although my day job is in media / advertising (and I do love it), it's quite corporate. I always feel that I'm missing an important part of myself in my work that isn't quite satisfied with that alone. My new years resolution is to take my casual crafting to a new level and start publishing my own work.
These arrow mittens are one of my first original designs. However, I can't decide if I like them enough to officially release the pattern. What do you think?
Well, I said I've been busy didn't I? I recently started to needlepoint.
I learned to needlepoint as a child from my Great Aunt Ju (short for Julie). One of the things I enjoy most about craft is that learning and making are usually shared experiences passed down from one person to another. I don't think I'll ever be able to needlepoint without thinking of her.
I'm here! Well, I never really left. I've been absent for a very obnoxious reason. When blogger updated a few months ago it lost the links to all of the pictures on this good 'ol blog. So, slowly but surely I've been trying to recover what I can, and delete what I can't.
In the meantime, I've been busy.
I went shopping at loop last weekend and took away with me some yarn that I'm itching to knit with.
I know I've been missing from this blog for a while. Life has been busy with work, traveling, and moving. Sadly, I had to say goodbye to my old 'hood, Camberwell. But, I'm excited for my next adventure north of the river!
I'm off to Croatia tomorrow and promise lots of pictures and posts upon my return.
Although I haven't lived there for some time now, my hometown of Louisville, Kentucky will always be one of my favorite places in the world. For a small city that goes largely unnoticed, there are some pretty great things happening there all the time.
One of the things I love most about Louisville is the vibrant culture and strong support for local businesses. So, I'm very pleased to have recently discovered the Original Makers Club of Louisville: a website (and book) dedicated to highlighting the city's local treasures.
I'm so happy to see some of my favorite places on the website, and am also pleasantly surprised to see some things that are new to me. I'll be back home for a wedding and to visit family next week, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I'll have some time to go out and rediscover my little city with the help of this website.
Oh, and they have a pretty great blog, so don't forget to visit that too.
I'm a crew novice - I've never been to any kind of rowing event before - and absolutely loved the atmosphere and culture associated with the sport. I'm lucky enough to have a friend who is not just talented at rowing, but is pretty much as good as it gets (he's on the Olympic rowing team for England). We got the VIP treatment - tickets to the Stewards enclosure and for the Leander rowing club.
To the event I wore: accordion pleat skirt - Zara; shirt - Sea NY; belt - Anthropologie; necklace - vintage.