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Michele plays with yarn, food, and music in Portland

The Go Tell the Bees KAL is underway, and we’re having a grand time chatting over in the Ravelry thread. It’s not too late to join the KAL; we’re knitting at our own pace and just having fun. Some of …

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It was a jam packed weekend! I was a guest designer at the Knit Picks WWKIP Day Knit Pick-nic, where I worked on my Go Tell the Bees KAL. I love how my mannequin Lacey has my yarn ball tucked … Continue reading →

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It’s shaping up to be a knit-packed weekend here in Portland, Oregon! Knit Picks is having a WWKIP (Worldwide Knit in Public) Day event this Saturday, June 10. I’ll be one of the guest designers there; come say hi if … Continu

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And we’re live! My Go Tell the Bees pattern is now available through Ravelry. (If you’re a newsletter subscriber, don’t forget to use your coupon code for 20% off. If you’re not a subscriber and want to be, let me …

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There is something wonderful about mastering a skill and getting repeatable results. I’ve been on a bagel quest for the last couple of months, turning out batch after batch in search of the perfect multi-grain boiled bagel texture. I did … Continue read

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Buzz! I’m watching my test knitters’ projects develop on the Go Tell The Bees projects page on Ravelry, and planning for a fun KAL. Pattern coming June 1, KAL begins June 11. I found some cute bee stitch markers that … Continue reading 

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Remember this cake of gorgeous gradient yarn? It grew up to be this shawl. This is Go Tell the Bees. It was inspired by the title of the upcoming book in the Outlander series, “Go Tell the Bees That I … Continue reading →

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How did half of May fly by so quickly? I see that I last posted here on May 1, but I’ve been having fun over on Instagram. It’s so easy to post a quick photo with a short caption. I’m … Continue reading →

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Spring is definitely here, and Linden Leaf is a warm weather accessory knit in sport weight linen. Something between a scarf and a shawlette, it’s a welcome way to dress up your spring/summer wardrobe. Like its sister SeaScape Scarflette, Linden …

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Thanks for all your well wishes for Biscuit. After a month of not feeling well, and bloodwork and followup on Saturday, she woke up Sunday and was her sassy old self. Hungry, playful, active. It’s like someone flipped a switch. … Co

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I’ve been savoring a new book series, By Hand. This new venture features maker communities around the country. Author Andrea Hungerford writes: In this day and age, many of us are searching for community–a sense of belonging, a feeling of …

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It’s been quiet around here, but things are moving along behind the scenes. Sometimes if I haven’t posted for a bit, I just need a jump start, so here’s an increase that I ran across recently. If you’ve ever used … C

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Last weekend was the 14th annual Crafty Moms weekend at the coast. It was pretty laid back, with some crafting, and some not! But great to get together with this group that met because our kids were in elementary school …

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What’s your favorite luxury fiber? Cashmere? Qiviut? Taewit? What? I received a review copy of this beautiful book, In Search of the World’s Finest Wools by Dominic Dormeuil, photography by Jean-Baptiste Rabouan. It’s a tribute to the growers and producers …

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Another Rose City Yarn Crawl is in the rear view mirror. I had a great time, even though I didn’t make it to all 13 shops. I started out at For Yarn’s Sake on Thursday in a group trunk show … Continue reading →

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Introducing my SeaScape Scarflette, a summery accessory knit in sport weight linen. Is it a scarf? A shawlette? You decide. This long narrow asymmetric triangle features a lacy edge inspired by the curl of the waves off Maui. It can … Cont

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Another Madrona Fiber Arts Festival has come and gone. As usual, it was wonderful. This is a picture heavy post, and the pictures are only barely edited, but I want to get this out before I jump into the Rose … Continue reading →

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Back from Madrona, but it’s going to take a few days to be ready to properly blog about it. In the meantime, here’s something I’ve been wanting to tell you about for months! I’ve been dying to wear this new …

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Are you a monogamous knitter, or do you like to have many projects going? I usually have two projects, or three at the most. Next on the needles I like to have one thinking project, which is usually a design … Continue reading →

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Saw this on IG and had to share so I can come back to it and remember. Nancy Ricci is knitting a sweater that is written to be knit from the bottom up, but she prefers top down. So she … Continue reading →

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Catching up with myself here…DH and I went to Nashville for a few days of fun last week. He was on his way to Bowling Green, KY for a project, and had to pass through Nashville, so why not? I … Continue reading →

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I’ll admit, I was conflicted about the pink hat. I don’t like using the word “pussy,” and I didn’t want to trivialize a march that was meant to address serious issues. The Pussyhat Project just didn’t speak to me. But …

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I’m not one to make new year’s resolutions, because I know I won’t keep them. Why set myself up for failure? But I do like to set knitting goals for the year. This year, I plan to learn brioche knitting. … Continue r

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Still snowy here in PDX. Ordinarily we don’t get much snow, and when we do get some, it usually gets covered by freezing rain. Not this time! We can actually play in it and with it for a few days. … Continue reading →

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It’s a snow day here…time to knit! It started snowing last night and we’ve got about 10 inches of snow at my house. I loved knitting my Ships in the Night shawl, but as I was finishing it, I thought: … Continue

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I love my new Stopover. It fits just like the blue one, except the sleeves are 3/4″ longer, which is perfect. In the end, I chose pink for the color pops. I don’t usually like pink and red together, but … Continue reading &#

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Happy new year! Apparently I’m a fan of the repeat, especially for things that are quick, easy, and look good. My Stopover is a case in point. So are Korknisse. I’m also a fan of the quick and easy in … Continue reading U

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I finished knitting my Stopover last night, and it’s on to the color pops! I like duplicate stitch for this part, so I don’t have to commit to a color until the very end. I used the spring green last … Continue reading →

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Is my Stopover done? Nah, who knits with Lopi in Hawaii? Well, me, just for a bit, but I also brought some linen to play with. This is the Euroflax Sport mini skein set from Mason Dixon Knitting, in Sea. … Continue reading →

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We ran away for a little aloha last week, but I’ll catch you up on that later. We returned home on the 19th, and I’ve been scrambling ever since. I’m hosting Hanukkah dinner tonight (Christmas Eve), and Christmas dinner tomorrow. …

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