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Michele plays with yarn, food, and music in Portland

I fell in love with a stitch pattern back in November, and I’ve had a great time playing with it. It’s my adaptation of a stitch pattern I saw in a Japanese stitch dictionary. It’s kind of like a cable, … Continue

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Mmmmmm, Malabrigo. This sumptuously squishy cowl is knit in the round with two coordinating colors of Malabrigo Worsted, a lovely single ply merino yarn. Cleverly slipped stitches look like Morse code, but it’s not saying anything except, “Wear me!” Only …

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That’s a lot of pointy bits! Kind of like my cat when I’m trying to get her into the carrier. I recently taught a circular hat class at Twisted. It’s a pretty basic hat, knit bottom up beginning with some … Continue reading →

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On New Year’s Eve I picked up my previously abandoned Honey Cardigan project, and found that it really only needs sleeves. The body increases are finished, and it’s long enough, so I finished the bottom edge in garter stitch. It’s …

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A little more aloha: On our trip to the Big Island last month, we made a day trip to Kilauea to hike the Kilauea Iki (small Kilauea) crater. This was the site of a huge 1959 eruption. All is calm … Continue reading →

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When it rains, it pours! Here’s the third of my patterns whose rights have come back to me just now. This is the Fern Lace Shawlette. It was originally published in the Knit Picks Under 100 Knit Collection. Now you … Continue reading

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Happy new year! The pattern for Sophie’s Rose is now available through PDXKnitterati! (See bottom of post for launch sale info.) This is an asymmetric triangle, knit from the small point to the sweeping ruffle. I designed this for Anne …

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We made a return trip to the Big Island just before Christmas to get a little sunshine and warmth. We wanted to do a hike south of Kona that promised a number of sea arches. Having seen Holei Sea Arch … Continue reading &#

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The digital sales rights to Thrumviator (from Doomsday Knits, Cooperative Press) are now mine, mine, mine! This means you can purchase this pattern from me through Ravelry. I’ve reduced the price from $7 to my standard $6. But to celebrate … Contin

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Well, they’re not really knitted. But I can put a picture of knitting on my shoes! This isn’t quite what I want, but you get the idea. Anything is possible. I just ordered these shoes for DH’s birthday, using the … Continue reading &#

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I’m a fan of the Alameda Old House History blog. Doug Decker does a great job of detailing the history of buildings in Portland’s Alameda neighborhood. He recently invited people to post pictures of favorite old houses, so I thought … Continue r

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My last Christmas stocking made it home in time for the holiday. The red one is the Super Cabled Christmas Stocking in Knit Picks The Big Cozy. We started the day with the (adult) kids, serving up a mimosa brunch … Continue reading →

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Thanks for sharing your Christmas stocking traditions with me! It sounds like many people use the Christmas stocking to hold off the main event gift opening until after coffee and mimosas civilize us. Very wise. This is Anne‘s Christmas stocking …

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Does this look like the home of a knitter? I knit Christmas stockings for our family about 15 years ago. The snowflake stockings came first. After that? Variations on the theme. I knit the piano stocking next. (I was playing … Continue reading

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Knit Picks had a little holiday craft night last Thursday. It was a cozy time at West Elm in the Pearl District, a sweet store full of all the things that would make your home look gorgeous, any time of … Continue reading →

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It’s Lorajean’s birthday, and she’s having an Open Studio day on Sunday, December 7, from 2 to 5 p.m. to celebrate. Here’s the scoop: Join us to celebrate Lorajean’s birthday with a sale!!! We’ll have local designers with patterns to …

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Expialidocious? (Sorry for the earworm) I’ve been knitting up a storm. First, a new pattern! The Super Cabled Christmas Stocking knits up in a wink with super bulky yarn at 2 stitches per inch on size 17 needles. It is … Continue read

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Knitting with my assistant Raking leaves Catnaps More knitting! Fall is my favorite time of year. Don’t forget, the Indie Design Gift-A-Long pattern sale ends tomorrow at midnight, Eastern Standard Time! Now’s the time to stock up on patterns for …

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One of the nice things about the Indie Design Gift-A-Long is the chance to get to know about other indie designers. I interviewed Kiri FitzGerald-Hillier, a designer from Brisbane, Australia. She’s the owner of Yay! for Yarn, an online yarn … Continue r

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It’s been quiet on the blog, but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been knitting and planning. I have several prototype projects in progress, a couple design proposals out, and I’ve set up some fun in the Indie Design Gift-A-Long. …

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A little of this, and a little of that. My Autumn Scarf is now available from me through Ravelry downloads, as well as from Knit Picks. I’m pleased to have it available both ways, especially if you’re a knitter that … C

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I’m teaching two classes at Stash in Corvallis on Saturday. One is an introduction to stranded color knitting, and the other is slip stitch cowl design. Both techniques let you play with color, but in very different ways. Stranded color … Continu

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Last weekend’s first ever Astoria StitchFest was a delight. It was a small event, but very nice. The weekend began with a delightful Stitch Feast at the Baked Alaska, right on the river. We had a little show-and-tell fashion show … Continue

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Oh, beautiful food. I met Sue, author of the Tango Mango blog, through our mutual friend Mimi earlier this year. Her photography and recipes are outstanding. Last week, Mimi and I went to Sue’s house to make stonefruit galettes. Her … Contin

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What a glorious weekend: Slightly chilly mornings (sweater weather!) giving way to sunny afternoons and smiling crowds. Perfect. I taught Blocking on Friday, and Tink Drop Frog (how to fix mistakes) on Saturday. My students were charming and eager to …

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I’m teaching several new classes this fall. I’m most excited about this one, because it has the most possibilities: Slip Stitch Cowl Design. It’s an intro to slip stitch knitting, and we explore this fabulous colorwork technique that uses only …

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Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival is this weekend. I’m really looking forward to it! I’m teaching on Friday and Saturday afternoons, and playing the rest of the time. The weather report is looking decent as of this moment, which would …

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I took a favorite hike with a friend last week; it’s the Horsetail Falls Loop Hike, 2.6 easy miles. You’ve seen it before on this blog, here and here. Same same, but different. At the end of summer, the water … Continue reading

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Knitted Wit has a new super bulky yarn, and she asked me to design something fun with it. She gave me some blue yarn, but I saw the color she was knitting, and I coveted it right off her needles! … Continue reading →

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At the beginning of the summer, I put Punchbowl Falls on my short list of must do hikes. I love waterfall hikes, but summer slipped away from me. No matter. September is perfect hiking weather here in Oregon. This is … Continue reading →

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