Make Me

Knitting, crafting and all things handmade

Another ‘Make Me’ Halloween

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The making of Halloween

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Last year, I challenged myself to create my own version of Katy Perry’s candy dress from the “California Gurls” video. This year, I had a slightly simpler plan — Daenerys Targaryen from the HBO series “Game of Thrones,” based on the book series by George R.R. Martin. But it still required some creativity. For the […] [Read More]
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My first Rhinebeck, AKA Yarnapalooza

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I’ve been knitting for a few years now, but last Sunday was my first trip to the New York Sheep and Wool Festival or, as it’s known in knitting parlance, Rhinebeck. In the past, the festival had sort of snuck up on me, and this year I was determined to make solid plans to head […] [Read More]
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Summer knittin’

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Summer has historically been a slow time for me, knitting-wise. That was back when my repertoire consisted of scarves and hats and other warm, wintry things. But I have been very good about it this year, especially since I have a new little person to make things for. The above cloth is from a set […] [Read More]
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The blog post that became a story

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A few months ago, I came across a press release that someone in our office had abandoned by the fax machine. It was for Gifted Hands, a store in downtown Byram that rented space to emerging designers, very similar to boutiques and flea markets in New York City where I have spent much time (and […] [Read More]
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Shrugging my shoulders

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Way back in frigid January, I made one small New Year’s resolution: Knit a sweater for myself. I am extremely pleased to say that the goal has been accomplished. And while a shrug might technically count as half a sweater, I’m taking it. I decided to make a shrug back in April for some formal […] [Read More]
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A not-quite-Greenwich local yarn shop

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To all those Greenwich residents who despaired after The Knitting Niche and then String closed their doors, I’m here to tell you that the demise of the Greenwich local yarn shop was greatly exaggerated. While it’s not exactly in Greenwich, the Yarn Yard, opened last summer by the owner of The Nimble Thimble in Port […] [Read More]
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Knitting with the needle in a haystack

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And I thought knitting with thin, single-ply yarn would be tedious. The New York Times’ 6th floor blog has an interesting post on Althea Crome, who hand knit teeny-tiny sweaters for the characters in the animated film “Coraline.” The video above, made as a promotion for the film, shows Crome knitting a sweater on what […] [Read More]
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My new obsession (AKA Mad for Madelinetosh)

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With my baby hoodie now in possession of my mother, soon to be shipped to the other side of the world in time for my sister-in-law’s May due date, I have taken a small break from baby knitting. You might think that means I’ll pick up the Tea Leaves cardigan again. You would be wrong. […] [Read More]
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Knitting up baby

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Well, the inevitable happened. I had to put aside the Tea Leaves cardigan to focus on the much more time-sensitive project — a sweater for my very first niece or nephew. I had bought the yarn months ago, and had an inkling that no matter how small I am, a me-sized sweater was going to […] [Read More]
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