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Bespoke Knitted Coat Pattern

Bespoke Knitted Coat Pattern

Originally published in Interweave Press’s No Sheep for You (out of print, but sometimes you can still find old copies on Amazon), the Bespoke jacket may seem like an intense pattern. But don’t let the seemingly complicated half-linen stitch fool you. This is a fairly […]

Making: Sheet Yarn Basket

Making: Sheet Yarn Basket

The intention was to make a knitting basket for myself. You know, something to keep the balls of yarn safety out of reach from the cats (since I recently woke up to find an entire skein wrapped around the legs of the coffee table). I […]

Radish and Celery Salad

Radish and Celery Salad

Radish season just might be my favorite produce season! The air is cool and fresh, everything is blooming and blossoming and ripe! And radishes are poking their little red faces up from the dirt! There is nothing better than digging up a bright, round little […]

Making: Reusable Food Wraps

Making: Reusable Food Wraps

I’m currently reading Roadside Picnic, by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky. The book is about the black market that arises after aliens have briefly arrived and left Earth, leaving a mess of artifacts and junk, which the characters in the book seek out and illegally sell. […]

Vegan Corn Relish Bread

Vegan Corn Relish Bread

I come from a long line of homesteaders. My parents always built everything from scratch, grew all of our food, and many late summers of my youth growing up in South Dakota were spent next to a pot of boiling water, stocked with mason jars, […]

The Cross•Hat•Ch Knitted Hat Pattern

The Cross•Hat•Ch Knitted Hat Pattern

Many years ago, a friend showed me a cool herringbone stitch pattern she discovered, that made an awesome, tweedy textured fabric. She was using a lovely variegated bulky yarn and the stitch pattern really showed off the texture and colors. However, because of the twisting […]

Julie’s Vegan Lemon Curd

Julie’s Vegan Lemon Curd

When life hands you lemons… in the form of a crateful from a neighbor’s overflowing backyard tree…what else can you do but make delicious vegan lemon cupcakes? When you attempt a new vegan lemon cupcake recipe, rather than your tried-and-true, go-to vegan lemon cupcake recipe, […]

Starling • Knit Beaded Necklace Pattern

Starling • Knit Beaded Necklace Pattern

The Starling is a gregarious songbird. Some species have lustrous dark plumage; others are iridescent and brightly colored. The Starling Necklace can be equally varied. Worked all in one piece, it uses a feather delicate beading pattern and simple stitches with stunning results. The finished […]

Stone Fruit Salad • Raw • Vegan • Detox

Stone Fruit Salad • Raw • Vegan • Detox

I am a produceaholic. I’m not kidding. I’m a bear without my daily arugula. And I’ll pretty much do anything for fresh figs. Or heirloom tomatoes. Let’s not even introduce Mache’ into the conversation…we need to keep in PG in here. Living in SoCal, where […]

Crumpets • Child’s Knit Dress Pattern

Crumpets • Child’s Knit Dress Pattern

Dear Logic, We’ve been friends for so, so many years. Thick and thin, you’ve always been there. Remember 7th grade, when every girl was wearing electric blue eyeshadow? You said, “That would be grody-to-the-max with your coloring! Like, try mauve instead.” The mauve made my […]