Knitters You Should Know: MotherOPurl

Meet MotherOPurl!  I was introduced to Alexis Winslow’s designs when I saw her figurehead shawl in Knitscene magazine- I immediately had to cast on!  All of Winslow’s work has a wonderfully hip and wearable feel, and many of her designs feature bold, graphic stripes and patterns which hint at her formal training in textile design.  But … Continue reading

Knitters You Should Know: Elephantjuice

Meet Elephantjuice!  From England, Cheryl knits beautiful, cozy projects: flipping through her photos is like looking at pages of a magazine perfectly tailored to the modern knitter.  Muted and neutral colors, utilitarian designs, and gorgeous patterns contribute to a wealth of beautiful, wearable pieces.  Find Cheryl on Ravelry and on her Blog! How did you … Continue reading

Knitters You Should Know: Ohdessa

Meet Ohdessa!  You know Odessa from her colorwork mitten pattern in Knitty Deep Fall 2010- her adept use of color in intricate two-color mittens is amazing, and it’s no surprise that mittens are her favorite item to knit!  Enjoy Odessa’s interview, and check out her blog  and ravelry for more!       How did you get into … Continue reading

Knitters You Should Know: ekatearcher

Here is our next knitter- Erin Kate Archer!  Erin is a college student from New York, and her cozy lomo-esque photography, functional and feminine patterns, and upbeat, optimistic blog all contribute to Erin’s magnetic persona.  Erin is so likeable  and talented that she is not only a knitter you should know, but a knitter you should … Continue reading

Knitters You Should Know: MilkyRobot

Meet the next knitter you should know: MilkyRobot!  Jess is a stay-at-home mom from Arizona who designs awesome and original amigurumi.  From monsters to miniature cookies, MilkyRobot will surprise you with the perfect mix of inventive-ness and adorable-ness. Make sure to follow the MilkyRobot blog, etsy, flickr, twitter, facebook, and of course check out Jess’s Ravelry!   … Continue reading

Dorm Room Design Dreams

If I had unlimited funds to decorate my dorm room, I would: A) Decorate the walls with awesome Blik decals.  Right now I’m going crazy for Craww’s designs.  I think they’re the type of images that would inspire me every day- sort of like an amazing tattoo but with less comittment. (I’ve been watching a … Continue reading

Music Roundup

Cleanup of the music from the ‘listen’ page- I will probably clean it out every week or so.  note: this is probably only in my head because I’ve been watching a lot of Lie to Me– the word association gets me every time

On The Needles: Glow Glow Gadget

My latest finished project is interesting and different, but mostly it’s just awesome.  Behold: Glow-In-The-Dark fingerless mitts (or as David insists on calling them, biker gloves). Raveled here.  This pattern, diamondback mitts by Stephen West, is a slipped-stitch two-color striped fingerless glove.  I was, quite honestly, dreading this project.  I love knitting things for my … Continue reading

Knitters You Should Know: Lingy

For the second interview of the weekend, meet Lingy! Roseann is a graphic designer from California, and documents her beautiful photography on her tumblr.  Hundreds of people have ‘favorited’ Lingy’s projects on Ravelry- for a reason!  Her knits are completed with impeccable taste; lovely colors and beautiful patterns culminate in enchanting photographs.  I first found … Continue reading

Knitters You Should Know: hannahsch

I am very excited to announce a brand new feature on this brand new blog, which I hope will continue for many more weekends! There are so many awesome knitters and crocheters on ravelry- almost 1.4 million the last time I checked.  These crafters are so cool- and their photography, expertise, taste, and personality deserve … Continue reading