Make Me

Knitting, crafting and all things handmade

At least someone on the East Coast is warm

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This is pretty cool: Artist makes sweater for Wall Street bull. Though it seems the CNN reporter can’t tell the difference between knitting and crocheting. [Read More]
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Teatime

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Inspired by the somewhat colder weather, as well as by some recent and impending arrivals (more on that in a bit), I am on a kitting kick again. Which means more projects queued up, and more trips to the local yarn shops (more on that in a subsequent post). There’s one project, in particular, that […] [Read More]
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On finishing. This time, it’s a book

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I finally got around to taking out Adrienne Martini’s Sweater Quest: My Year of Knitting Dangerously. While it didn’t take as long for me to read as it took for Martini, a fellow journalist, to knit her extremely complicated Fair Isle sweater, the experience was similar to a knitting project you keep putting down and […] [Read More]
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Happy Halloween from Katy Perry!

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Some photos of my successful execution of the Katy Perry candy dress: The timing couldn’t have been more perfect, though some people suggested my husband should have dressed up as Elmo. [Read More]
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How to go Katy for Halloween

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I am proud to say my Katy Perry costume was completely finished as of this past weekend. It’s a relief to have it done, with plenty of time to spare before Halloween. And while it was definitely a good idea to give myself a decent head start, the process wasn’t nearly as time consuming as […] [Read More]
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Steps closer to being ‘California Gurl’

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After this weekend, I have one more reason to be grateful for my wonderful mother, who hauled out her nearly 40-year-old Singer sewing machine and helped me whip up a skirt for my Katy Perry Halloween costume. I’m sad to say that her sewing skills never rubbed off on me (I’d have to dig up […] [Read More]
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Make Me: Halloween edition

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Like most crafty people, I’ve never been one for store-bought Halloween costumes. All of my favorite memories of the holiday have involved cobbling something together from boxes, sheets and borrowed clothing. But aside from the year when I hand sewed dozens of fake leaves onto green fabric and became Little Sprout (guess who my 6 […] [Read More]
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Knitting classes in Greenwich

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Despite the closure of the Greenwich branch of New York-based String Yarns, some of it will remain. Deb Cunningham from String Greenwich will be offering directed knitting classes in town starting Tuesday, Sept. 21. From her Greenwich home, Deb will offer guidance on personal knitting projects and teach new techniques. The six-class series is $100, […] [Read More]
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Make Me profile: Nicole Perrelle

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Nicole Perrelle always had a passion for art, but, like many people, “real life” got in the way. While working in sales and marketing for big companies like Hewlett Packard, the Cos Cob resident dabbled in painting, and also took classes in fused glass, making plates, bowls and other decorative items. After her daughter Brooke […] [Read More]
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Knitting memoirs

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There’s not much for me to report on the knitting front, since even though I’m using cotton for the shrug I recently started, 90+ degrees isn’t what I consider knitting weather. And I was too busy running around town to museums and outdoor movies during my staycation last week. Knitting is still on my mind, […] [Read More]
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