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Sweater Week: Featherweight Fabric!

Written on October 20, 2014 at 1:31 am, by

It’s the final day of Sweater Week (to go back to the beginning, click here), and today I want to talk about fabric – specifically, fabric as it relates to the CustomFit Featherweight cardigan. Since CustomFit builds your Featherweight specifically to suit your gauge, you can make your CustomFit Featherweight in any yarn, and any  Continue Reading

Updates for all!

Written on August 25, 2014 at 8:50 pm, by

The last sun-splashed days of summer are slipping by here in New England, complete with leaves falling and chilly nights. I’m soaking up knitting on the patio as often as humanly possible, which makes for good knitting progress but pretty mediocre updates here. So I have a bunch of updates to share with you today!  Continue Reading

Go, team!

Written on February 2, 2014 at 5:58 pm, by

I tend to think of myself as a fairly cautious, reserved person, in general. I like to observe, think, consider, and weigh options before I act. This summer, when I left my day job, I was taking an exceedingly rash plunge (at least for me). All through the whirlwind of the fall, through the insane  Continue Reading


Written on January 5, 2014 at 4:47 pm, by

Happy New Year to you and yours! I’m really excited about 2014. 2013 was such a tumultuous year for our family, one of such massive change. Through it all, I managed to knit rather a lot of sweaters. And now after a lovely few weeks focusing on family and soaking up the time with my  Continue Reading

Intentions, Gratitude, Excitement

Written on December 31, 2013 at 2:23 pm, by

We’ve had a great week! Thank you to everyone for your thoughtful responses and conversations on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter. You made this year-end social media party a blast. Last week we asked you to consider your 2014 intentions for your knitting. Here’s what we came up with! Lauren Ask any of my knitting  Continue Reading


Written on December 19, 2013 at 9:39 pm, by

Christmas is almost upon us, which probably means your needles are frantically flying through your last gift (or three). How are your projects coming? (Hint: If that question makes you groan, you still have plenty of time to give someone CustomFit gift certificates. Even if that someone is yourself!) Personally, I’m considering giving away my  Continue Reading

On knitting, gifts, and love.

Written on December 14, 2013 at 12:18 am, by

I love the holidays for so many reasons. I adore the celebrations. The time with my family is the most precious thing in the world to me. I’m a huge fan of winter, and love the twinkly lights and evergreen smells that abound. There’s no better time to pull up with a warm mug of  Continue Reading


Written on December 2, 2013 at 2:47 am, by

Thanksgiving is a reflective holiday for me even in a good year, and doubly so as we’re celebrating our first holiday without my father. So like always, I’m knitting. And thinking. I’m so glad you like Morning Coffee, and I’ve been knitting like a fiend, lining up a bunch more: But today, I want to  Continue Reading

Daydreams and Timelines

Written on November 18, 2013 at 9:00 am, by

Thanks to the wonder of living in the time and place that I do, I am writing this post on a plane to San Francisco. Tomorrow Jackie and I will be doing a whirlwind yarn store tour (yay, CustomFit LYS!)… …and here, on this plane, I’m daydreaming about my Knit-A-Long sweater. I have a couple  Continue Reading

Tearing along

Written on November 13, 2013 at 2:33 am, by

The Knitter’s Review Retreat is a very special kind of event, for the teachers as well as the attendees. It truly carves out a separate space in time, special and honest and deeply personal. It’s a place for exploring big ideas, and reminding myself why I have made this my life’s work. It’s restorative and  Continue Reading