Yearly Archive for 2011

: 2011

Another ‘Make Me’ Halloween

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The making of Halloween

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
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My first Rhinebeck, AKA Yarnapalooza

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
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Summer knittin’

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
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The blog post that became a story

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,
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Shrugging my shoulders

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
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A not-quite-Greenwich local yarn shop

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
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Knitting with the needle in a haystack

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
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My new obsession (AKA Mad for Madelinetosh)

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
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Knitting up baby

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
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