Author Archives: Jen

Being enough

When the letter came home from the kids’ school, I automatically handed it over to my husband. “Career Day is coming up, if you wanted to volunteer.” “Sure,” he said. “Are you going to?” The question caught me off guard. Me? Uh…did I really qualify as enough of a designer to talk to someone about […]

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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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