Author Archives: Jen

My color journey

I have a secret. My design aesthetic tends towards quick knits, with simple details that add a lot of punch and sometimes look more difficult and involved than they actually are, like the change of direction in Mossy Bells or the colorwork in Freckles & Ruffles. That’s not the secret, obviously. The secret is that […]

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Remembering your first

Jeffrey has a baby book that I got him and put together when he was about 8 months old – it’s part “first book to read” and part “me as a baby,” with slots where I can put pictures in of him: with a favorite toy, in his stroller, having his first bath, etc. He’s […]

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A new design collaboration…

…with my son. He of the scary shark t-shirt. It all started with a recent weekend trip to Mt. Rainier to do a bit of hiking. This is something Steve’s been dying to do since we moved out here, but which was hard to do when he’s been deployed pretty much since we moved out […]

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Mossy Bells

This was the yarn that told me rather emphatically what it wanted to be. “I want to be a cardigan.” No problem. “I want to have cute details.” You got it. “I want to be knit in 2 different directions and be done bottom up, but still seamlessly.” …Uh, what? Well, if you’re wondering if […]

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Freckles & Ruffles

I loved my freckles when I was a kid. They’re still there on my arms, but when I was younger, I had a swath of them across my nose and cheeks. You had to look closely to see them in the winter, but they popped right out under the summer sun. I miss them now […]

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