It’s been a while since I’ve had new projects that I could talk about, but soon I shall! Here’s a preview of a whole bunch of what I’ve been up to.
The 10 Secrets
A couple Thursdays ago, I saw the documentary Between the Folds at an art gallery in Dumbo. It’s about people who make origami, arguably the world’s mathiest craft, so I was expecting it to be interesting, but probably super dry – like a convention of Sol LeWitt fans. I was wrong.
I’m working on something spirally, and starry, so here are a couple spirals made by stars:
The solar wind of twin carbon stars AFGL3068 spiraling out into the universe. There’s a good Discover blog post about them here.
And here’s an artist’s rendering of the twin dwarf stars J0806.
They’re spinning [...]
At some point in February, I will have been knitting for half my life. How long it’s been! , and what a different person 18-year-old me was from 36-year-old me! It’s got me thinking of how it all started. Imagine your screen going wavy into a dissolve as a harpist plucks out the flashback tune. [...]
The Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Show last weekend was absolutely super. The festival’s in its seventh year now, and each year it grows bigger and adds something new. This year the festivities were extended to three days and we kicked things off with a glam Friday night fashion show hosted by Steven Be, with [...]
I spent some time organizing my yarn cabinet today, and pulled out all of these partial skeins, each earmarked for or still attached to works in progress. Oy! I’ve got start-itis, but bad! Swatches and samples for future projects, a blanket for my new niece Zoe, samples for the workshops I’m teaching in Pittsburgh [...]
Please join me in welcoming a new pattern to the shop – here’s Wonderboom!
Taking its name from a thousand year old tree, Wonderboom is knit in a delightfully addictive lace leaf pattern. Tricky enough to make you feel like a rockstar knitter yet intuitive enough that your fingers will remember the way.
NaKniSweMo has now more than come and gone. Silly me left my project bag at work on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, and I just didn’t have it in me to run back to the office to retrieve it. So I spent Thanksgiving weekend Giving Thanks, and knitting a few of my Other Projects while the [...]
Okay, picture this:
You’re Cate Blanchett as Queen Elizabeth in the thinly-plotted but gorgeously costumed bodice-ripper Elizabeth: the Golden Age. You’re pining for the good old days before your sweetie, Sir Walter, started canoodling with your best girl maidservant. A mysterious visitor from the East brings you a mechanical oddity, a golden scarab [...]
It’s holiday gift giving time again! I just sent a whole bunch of octopi, squids, and inchworms off to the Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis, where they’ll be appearing as part of Kiosk[Brooklyn], a pop-up shop in the Walker’s lobby. It’s our High Art debut – can you tell we’re nervous?
If you’re anywhere [...]
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