I spent the weekend up at camp and had some nice time knitting by the campfire. I meant to sneak a photo of that work in progress but I was so busy enjoying the moment, I completely forgot. But alas, I have the yoke finished and am working on the body now. I have some decisions to make soon! I'm thinking simple pimple for this one—short body, no shaping, simple hem and buttonband. But I have a few more rows before I need to decide about the body shaping...we'll see what I end up doing!
Yarn stash / shades of brown
I am excited to announce that Making No. / DOTS is at the printer! This issue might just be my favorite yet. There are so many great projects from so many incredible contributors. I am amazed by all the talent each designer and crafts person has shared.
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A shot from what is hanging around my studio table. Love this palette so much.
Making No. 2 / FAUNA, is now available to pre-order on the Making site! This issue will ship early to mid-November. (If you've already subscribed—you're all set!)
I hope you love this issue as much as I do!
It is official. 2016 has been, for me, the Year of Change. In January, I moved my working space from our home to a large studio in a local mill building. In March, I opened a small Market in the front of the studio. In May, I launched a magazine (Making). In July, my family moved a couple towns over to a new house. Now, in the spirit of all this change, I have decided to close my studio shop. This may seem sudden but ever since I released the magazine, the Market has not gotten the energy it deserves and needs. So, while not only is this year about change, it is also about making good choices that feel right for my family and my work.
Though the shop doors are now closed, please come visit me at the Squam Art Fair on September 17th! I will be selling off some goods at my table there. And, I am tinkering with the idea of having a party at my studio later this year to celebrate the first two issues of Making.
I am excited to be able to fully focus on Making No. 2 / FAUNA! I am in the thick of working on this next issue and am loving all the projects that are rolling in. I truly want this magazine to be the best it can be and having more time will help me get it there. Also, I have plans to grow a small online Making Market with some kits and other goodies! Stay tuned...
Thank you to everyone who has visited Madder Market this year! I am grateful for your kindness and support.
I am so pleased to announce the release of Simple Pleasures Linen, an ebook of five simple staple garments for spring and summer.
Last year, I wore my Lena Tee all the time. I started dreaming of other patterns I would like to design using Sparrow and Kestrel because wearing linen is so amazing! I love the way it drapes and the way it wears.
Now that these beauties are photographed, I can begin to wear them! Summer just got a little sweeter for me...and I imagine Lena will enjoy having some linen sisters in the mix.
Happy Mother's Day to all you mamas out there!