A Domestic Manifest

I make things, then I write about them.

Socks Abound

Sock knitting for the year continues apace. I finished another random pair that I’m trying to get a pattern together for; I call them Star Stuff. I sadly can’t show them to you, because I’m trying to get the pattern published! The Great Speckled Yarn Trend of 2017™ rages on unabated, and I have not been immune. I picked up a lovely skein of Primrose Yarn Co. Sophia and decided.. Read More

Quinn’s Quilt

One of my best friends from back home is having a bebeh. She is naming him Quinn. He will live in a house with his awesome mom, his awesome dad, a very protective and goofy dog, and a super-chill cat. And this quilt will also be there: When Suzy told me she was expecting, I started planning immediately. Not only is she one of my favorite people ever, she’s also.. Read More

Finished Object: Negroni

Guys. Almost 3 years after receiving the pattern and buying plaid with the intention of making this shirt for the Husband-Dude… IT IS FINISHED. And it wasn’t really that hard at all. While this is not the lovely Pendleton flannel I originally bought to make this happen (it’s still hanging out in the stash, though, so it’ll happen soon), it is truly a dream realized. This soft cotton version (in.. Read More

Finished Object: Wrap Pocket Tote

Procrastination, thy name is me. I finished a little shell top in a wool/silk/linen blend for summer that I want to put the pattern together for. So of course I’m doing everything BUT that. But for good purpose (sometimes)! My little sister is turning 13 in a few days, and I wanted to make her something fun to commemorate teenagerdom. Enter the Purl Bee’s Wrap Pocket Tote: Worked up with.. Read More

Finished Object: Bamboo BoySocks

Dedicated readers of the The Blog will know that I don’t often knit socks for the Husband-Dude. There are several reasons for this. One is that he doesn’t much like wool socks, so finding yarn that he likes for socks can be tricky. Another is that his feet are GINORMOUS, and thus making socks for him takes a really, really long time (comparatively speaking). And yet another is that I’m.. Read More

Finished Objects: For Baby Putman

Remember what I said about the babies yesterday? CRESTING, I tell ya! A former coworker and dear friend from Ye Olde Apple days is expecting her first son. And since she now lives in Seattle, a place I get to visit but rarely and thus will not be able to smother him in knitted love in person, I HAD TO SEND HIM SOME. So, yeah. My billionth Elijah. This pattern.. Read More

Finished Object: Granny Stripe Baby Blanket

I think the baby wave may be coming to its crest. A little tired of the knitted blanket jag I’d been on, I decided to break the routine with a crocheted blanket. 1500 yards of fingering weight on an E hook. Yeah, that’ll be the speedy and simple refresher I was hoping for. /sarcasm But I can’t even be that grouchy at myself, because LOOK AT IT. Such pretty, soft,.. Read More

Containers of Love

So many finished projects I need to tell you about. And the first one is this: A dragon-scale inspired blankie for a friend’s new baby boy. Since said friend is our DM and a great lover of all things fantasy, I though a draconic blanket would be a fitting gift. While Webs sent me a different yarn than the one I ordered, the color was perfect and it only turned out.. Read More