I am a faster knitter than I realized. When I saw the testing call for this, there were two weeks until the deadline. I thought I could make that okay, but knew I'd need to be diligent. Well, in the smack-dab middle of those two weeks, we bought a house and our whole world went crazy … Continue reading Thoughts from my first test knit
This whole "caring what yarn I use" paradigm is new to me. I have been knitting for about 7 years now (wow, that's actually crazy to realize!). My first real project was the Springtime Bandit scarf in a hunter green acrylic, found at the corner shop in my Turkish neighborhood. A baby knitter, new to Ravelry, … Continue reading Breaking my own rules
Recently, I found myself in an odd situation: I was in my happy corner of the couch, hot tea and a square of dark chocolate to my left, and knitting needles in hand... with a grimace plastered to my face. If I could envision a perfect evening of relaxing, this would undoubtedly be my chosen formula. … Continue reading On gifts & fiber
It feels a little funny to be recapping a year of knitting here, because while I have certainly been knitting the whole year long, it's really only been four months since Cedar Chest Knits launched in earnest. I began my Instagram account and regular posts in this space after we moved to Asia, just in … Continue reading 2016 review, 2017 dreams
When I came up with the idea of knitting my autobiography of sorts, one of the most compelling things for me was thinking about how I could share this idea with others. I am very fond of my designs, and I do hope others will knit them! But I totally recognize that you are not … Continue reading A How-To Guide for creating your own Cedar Chest Knits.
I am the worst secret-keeper. Well, at least about things that are mine to share! By now you know that this sweater was actually a surprise gift for my best friend's little girl, and not mine. Most people would just wait to share anything until the gift was given. But I am a chronic over-sharer, and … Continue reading Thoughts from a birthday cardi
I alluded to the transient nature of my childhood in my last post, but wanted to share a little more insight into who I am and where exactly I'm headed in this knitting autobiography. I don't suppose my story is more exciting, traumatic, or important than the next, but I do think there is great … Continue reading A brief history