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Michele plays with yarn, food, and music

Elizabeth Zimmermann wrote a book with that title, but aren’t we all just a bit opinionated? Here’s your chance to know a bit more of what I think about knitting, designing, and teaching. I was featured on Robin Hunter’s blog, … C

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Yes, the 12th annual Crafty Moms weekend! I looked back in my Shutterfly albums, and the very first crafty spring beach trip was in 2003. There were four of us moms then, and we took our 4th graders and our … Continue reading

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My friend Lorajean Kelley is the owner and powerhouse behind Knitted Wit, a source of gorgeous hand-dyed yarns. Many of my designs are inspired by, and knit with, her yarns. She’s been dyeing all this loveliness in the 760 square …

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…on a snowy evening. That was the theme for the most recent Poet’s Club shipment from Woolgirl. I was one of two designers for this month’s kit (originally scheduled for December, hence the snow theme). Carrie Sullivan (Irishgirlieknits) designed the …

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A few weeks ago, Bonne Marie Burns of Chic Knits sent me an email asking if I could suggest someone to help her with a photo shoot the next day, because her usual helper was not available. I told her … Continue reading →

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For the past several years, Lorajean (Knitted Wit) and I have been teaming up to donate yarn and patterns to the prize baskets for the Rose City Yarn Crawl. This year, I designed a coffee cup cozy to knit up … Continue reading 

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And it was so much fun. I had a trunk show with Lorajean of Knitted Wit at For Yarn’s Sake on Saturday. Frances is definitely a yarn baby! She’s wearing the sweater I knit for her. I also met baby … Continue reading →

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No, it’s not figure skating. It’s Rosaria! I am getting such a thrill seeing so many people wearing their Rosaria knitalong shawlettes this weekend on the Rose City Yarn Crawl. My design, interpreted hundreds of ways. The first sightings were …

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I love designing shawlettes; they are a perfect canvas for showcasing the beauty of one or two skeins of gorgeous yarn. But how do you wear a shawlette? You can wear it just draped on your shoulders. (Sophie’s Rose) (Rosaria, … Continue readi

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Introducing Sophie’s Rose, an asymmetric triangle shawl with an extravagant ruffle. I designed this for Anne Lindquist at For Yarn’s Sake, using two very special yarns. The main color is Sophie’s Rose, the semisolid brown with raspberry pink accents that …

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Just a quick placeholder, details later. Sophie’s Rose is live; pattern available soon on Ravelry. (Anne’s having a little technical difficulty getting it to publish, but hopefully today, Saturday.) Ravelry link I’m at Madrona, wearing this, so if you’re looking …

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The first completed shawlettes from the Rose City Yarn Crawl Mystery Knit Along are rolling in. You can see them in the Ravelry project pages here. Here’s my original design knit of this shawlette. I designed this last fall for … Continue r

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We’ve had quite the snowy weekend in Portland. It started on Thursday, and it’s melting today, Monday. Portland is not known for its ability to deal with snow. It doesn’t snow that often here. It’s not cost effective to have … C

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It’s snowing in Portland, which doesn’t happen often. I actually wore a hat today, which doesn’t happen often, either. It’s all about the hair, you know. This is my Pippi hat, and I love it. I designed this hat during …

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Today I finished clue 3 of my Rose City Yarn Crawl Mystery Shawlette. While I was working the last row, I found a split stitch several rows back. Horrors! I knew that the tiny bit of yarn holding things together … Continue reading →

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to learn a new thing! This is my first ever granny square. Crocheted! I used to crochet a long time ago, but my only project was a ripple afghan I made for DH when we were dating, back in the … Continue reading →

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because…I forgot to do this before the KAL began! I’ve been a little distracted by the Rose City Yarn Crawl MKAL. Sorry. Anyway, the Thrumbelina pattern is on sale for 25% off ($4.50 instead of $6) through the end of … Continue reading

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We’re casting on for a Thrumbelina KnitALong today! This KAL is not a mystery KAL. All the information you need is in the pattern. We’re sharing questions, tips, progress… Before you cast on, you should read through your pattern for …

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We’ve cast on for the RCYC MKAL, but it’s not too late to join the fun! You can find the pattern on Ravelry, here. We had a cast on party at Twisted last night. Such fun to meet MKALers in … Continue reading →

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The Rose City Yarn Crawl MKAL kicks off tomorrow morning. Here’s my new yarn… I’m using Knitted Wit Single Fingering, Tugboat and Clematis. I was going to use the paler color for the sky (MC), and the darker color for … Continue reading

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I was going over my upcoming weekend with DH, and he turned to me and said, “Your life is like 24/7 recess!” Well, it is a pretty sweet extended weekend I’ve got lined up. Knitting, music, celebration… Friday is the … Contin

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Can you believe it? One week until the cast on for the Rose City Yarn Crawl Mystery Shawlette KAL. The official cast on date is Friday January 17; the first clue will be released that day. If you’re local to … Continue re

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Just in case you need more fun knitting this month, I’m having a Thrumbelina KAL beginning January 21. My good friends at Lantern Moon are having their spring retreat at Timberline Lodge this year, and as part of their goodie … Continue

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A perfect time to blow out the cobwebs! We went hiking in the Columbia River Gorge on Saturday. Drove out from under the fog bank to see Mt. Hood in the distance: We took the same hike we did last … Continue reading →

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After the frenzy of gift knitting (which I don’t do…), January is traditionally selfish knitting month. (And I’m using the term selfish in the most positive way: for your SELF!) What are you going to knit? Are you casting on …

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I’m so pleased to have one more pattern published this year. It’s my Fern Shawlette, and it’s part of the Under 100 Knit Collection from Knit Picks which goes live today. Each of the 30 projects in this book takes …

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My go-to dessert for holiday parties this season has been a simple pear tart. Fresh sliced pears on a bed of puff pastry, brushed with butter and sprinkled with sugar before a little turn in the oven. (Please excuse the … Continue reading ͛

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Besides the moonsets, what else captivated us in Hawaii? More nature! More science! We visited Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The island of Hawaii is made up of five volcanoes, and you never forget that you’re on them. Halema’uma’u Crater in …

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Our vacation in Hawaii last week coincided with the full moon. I love watching the moon set over the water, and this time I was prepared! The moon set later each successive morning, so my pictures were different every day. … Continu

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I guess it’s a thing. You use your arms as knitting needles. Really big gauge, suitable for a chunky accessory. Check out the video here, and then let me know if you think it’s worth trying. I’m not convinced yet… … Continue reading

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