a conversation between two friends separated by one state, sharing the same passion for the art of knitwear.

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mom's christmas gifts the past two years!

Mom's christmas present last year 2010 | chest piece knit in Lion's Brand yarn
float jacquard multi-colored stitch design finishing with 2x2 rib around the neckline

Mom's gift this year 2011 | hand-knit vest in Hudson Valley Sheep & Wool Co. Yarn
mix of a quilted stitch at top, knit, purl and looped stitches, and a multi-colored
float jacquard design. 1x1 twisted rib at hem



US Great Plains | courtesy of Dave Chapman

few swatches

most recent | "limestone" roving from the sheep
and wool festivel knit at hem, then wet/needle felted.
Felted portion transitions into knit Icelandic Lopi from the
Hudson Valley Sheep and Wool Co. in Redhook.

Knit-in of machine knitting poly/mohair blended yarn

swatch from last year I never photographed |
mohair yarn blended with a cotton crochet thread in a webby drop
stitch and pointelle stitch. Bits of sparkly red embroidery thread in parts.

short row shaping at hem



hand beaded scales-- progress so far on my sea thing halloween costume tehe


new barnacle

this one a bit more substantial than the rest.
also looks a lot better in real life, rather than my photoshopped
mac photos.. but you get the idea :)



photos from the summertime--
freelance prototype development for PIMA DOLL's
S/S collection, to be produced in Peru.

racer back webby tank with asymmetrical hem and fringe |
knit in cut jersey (prototype quality) with a mix of different stitches
(dropped stitches, looped stitches, knit, purls, slits and holes)

all pieces were knit in the round in an organic, spontaneous method,
based upon specs and inspiration photos.

knit webby racer back dress with asymmetrical hem
and fringe detail | knit in cut jersey in varying stitches

same organic, beachy vibe as the tank | knit in the round spontaneously

ends unhidden around the neckline | these photos were
sent as updates to the designers, Arturo and Ashley, as I
finished up pieces.

irregular engineered rib knit in chunky cut jersey yarn |
cropped 90s grungy shape with a high neckline

tie-dye cut rib fabric knit in webby stitch |
braided-tie neckline on front pulled through two holes in racer back
piece to by tied in a knot and adjusted as you'd like

straight hemline on this piece, carrying that beachy, mermaid idea.
I ended up adding much length to the braided ties so that they
hung down about 6" above the hem.

fringe webby-base vest in cut jersey |
sample knit all in one piece, with differing hem points from
back to front achieved by short rowing.

I added even more fringe afterwards down the center front,
hem, and in sections down the back as well

all pieces were then knit in pima cotton cut jersey and rib

lots of movement!

photos taken with my computer