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Monday
Sep242012

merino friendship bracelet

pattern: chevron macrame friendship bracelet (prototype)
yarn: madeline tosh's tosh merino in silver fox and edison bulb

last summer molly and i had a blast making friendship bracelets for the purl bee. this year we decided to do an autumn version. here's the prototype for the final creation.

Wednesday
Aug222012

nautical flag stationery

after i returned home from a fantastic few days of celebrating my birthday with family and friends in maine, i was in need of the perfect stationery to thank all those who spoiled me so.

best. birthday. ever.

Sunday
Jun032012

invites for cousin wray

Monday
Apr092012

dyed eggs

went home to atlanta for easter weekend and got to dye eggs with mom. mom's had the fantastic idea of wrapping the eggs with dental floss. the spotted (dinosaur) eggs were made using chapstick.

definitely hosting an egg dying party next spring.

Monday
Mar192012

scarves for the bee

grecian rib scarf and men's mini-herrinbone scarf
click here to see all of the laura's loop posts on the purl bee. 

 

images courtesy of the purl bee.

Tuesday
Jan032012

brioche cowl for mom

pattern: purl bee's brioche cowl
yarn: blue sky's suri merino and madeline tosh's tosh merino
colors: snow 410 and silver fox
size: approx. 10" x 56" circumference
needle: us7

Saturday
Dec242011

felt star pendant and tree topper

yall might remember last year's felt star. i fancied it up a bit for a purl bee post. also, check out molly's felt snow ball ornaments.

 

images courtesy of the purl bee.

Friday
Dec162011

needlepoint clutch

check out the latest laura's loop post on the purl bee.

 

photos coutesy of the purl bee.

Sunday
Dec042011

short row sweater

the original...

pattern: short row sweater
yarn: alchemy's mysterioso, platinum
gauge: 4.5 stitches = 1"
needle: US9

Tuesday
Nov292011

my first machine knit sweater

this past summer i took my very first machine knitting course. it was amazing. the classese were taught by the talented and patient kathryn malik and jordana martin at the textile arts center in brooklyn. the studio was beautiful and instruction even better.

originally i had thought this sweater would make a nice birthday gift for mom, but after blocking it a bit too agressively, the now slightly felted and quite shrunken cardigan didn't exactly fit right. it was a learning experience...

Sunday
Nov272011

heel stitch hat

my heel stitch hat prototype made for a good birthday gift for brother alex.

pattern: heel stitch hat
yarn: swan's island worsted, grey
gauge: 6 stitches = 1" 
needles: us8

Friday
Aug052011

behind the scenes: i-cords

i have a new story up on the purl bee. it took some twists and turns during the design process. above are some of the original swatches from of the project.

Wednesday
Jul272011

inside out bag

i loved molly's inside out bag too much to not make one for myself. used a linen trim rather than the suggested bias tape.

Sunday
Jun262011

nautical napkins

check out the latest laura's loop project on the purl bee.

images courtesy of the purl bee.

Saturday
Jun112011

stationery for broseph

2 sets of stationery. 12 cards and envelopes per set.

smaller set: 4.25" x 5" cards. booklet style, craft paper envelopes. cards and envelopes pressed with black indian ink.

larger set: 5" x 7" cards. baronial style envelopes. cards and envelopes have cut out initials. envelope cut outs reveal green envelope liner.

my brother joe turned 32 in april. a few days before his birthday, he requested a new set of stationery. touched by the request i went a bit overboard and made him two sets. hopefully these will hold him over for a while, but being the southern (letter-writing) gentleman he is, i might be making more soon.