Mercy Otis Warren

These lovely socks, fourth in the Bluestocking series, were knit in the week and a half we spent at our friends’ cabin in early July. They were the perfect cabin knit: fair isle, portable, and self-contained. I enjoyed the striped heel and the complex, organic fair isle pattern. I’m thankful I got a chance to … More Mercy Otis Warren

Elizabeth Carter

I am so behind on blogging! Right now we are in Maryland, enjoying the summer heat with Jared’s family and getting ready for my sister’s wedding. More on that another day. But the socks I knit last month are definitely worth reflecting on, so now that I have a few minutes – big girls out … More Elizabeth Carter

Found Forest

One of the things I miss about my homeland, down on the eastern seaboard of the USA, is all the trees. I grew up in a forest, where out of a third-story window I could see tulip poplars tower above our roof. I didn’t appreciate their beauty as a kid – it was just normal. … More Found Forest

Catherine Macaulay

I’ve finished three more pairs of “Bluestockings” socks recently, and for some reason I’ve had trouble getting around to blogging about any of them. Maybe it’s the gorgeous weather outside, or the getting ready to go on vacation in six days… the same weather that has made these portable projects just perfect for this summer. … More Catherine Macaulay


Orange has never been my color. I find something to like about nearly every color, but orange is one that makes me uncomfortable. A friend once made me a piece of art that was gorgeous and original, but it had a bright orange background. She said the orange represented energy, but it was hard for … More Orange

Elizabeth Montagu

Or, “Watch a pair of socks appear.” These are the “Elizabeth Montegu” socks from the new Bluestockings club by Kate Davies. It’s been a while since I’ve knit a pair of socks, and a good while since I’ve knit socks that weren’t plain. The pattern is a delight. It’s also the first time I’ve knit … More Elizabeth Montagu


Yesterday morning, while the snow buntings chittered and pecked in the yard, Jared and I stepped out to take a few pictures of my new Chrysler Cardigan in front of the slowly-melting mountain of snow next to our entrance steps. I’ve been trying to think of suitable words to accompany my completion of this sweater. … More Chrysler