Almost done! Lore has it that the second sleeve is the longest piece to knit in the whole sweater. Do you agree? I don’t really struggle with the second sleeve. By the time I get there I’m usually more focused on wearing the thing than bogged down by the second sleeve. Like right now, I’m looking forward to wearing this sweater in the evenings here in LA. It’s 1 strand of superwash merino sock from @primroseyarnco + 1 strand of organic cotton (discontinued). The combo makes a nice, dry hand that is perfect for the not so frigid weather I now find myself living in!
✨1934✨ This sunny quilt used to hang in my Queens studio. We upgraded it to master bedroom status in the new domicile.
Now that I’m somewhat on my road to recovery from moving I thought it might be nice to talk about SOMETHING ELSE! I made a pattern for issue 25 of @pompommag ! Issue 25 is a doozie, so many great patterns all inspired by stripes. This top is one of my favorite shapes to wear in the summer, just in case you were wondering why I make this shape so often 🔳 And and and they named this pattern after one of my textile heroes, Anni Albers! That makes me simply giddy. I know this issue has been super popular so if you’re eyeing it, I suggest getting your copy from the wonderful ladies at pompom ASAP!
Look on the bright side 😎📸:@a__lake
Home is where the quilt is! 💖 I was talking to someone years ago about quilt finishing. She said why bother with bias binding (which I know to be more durable over time and use for all my quilts), they’re for looking, not for using! 🌸 that is the antithesis of my philosophy on quilts. They are meant to be used, loved, appreciated. Every stitch, crinkle and mend gets better with wear and age. I don’t think anyone makes something and thinks “you know, it’d be really neat if this thing spent its whole life in a closet!!” Yesterday I unpacked this quilt. then I made the bed and laid on it in a moment of post bed making glory. As I was writing this caption Paloma jumped up on the bed to snuggle. You’re welcome to snuggle on the quilt, Paloma. We use the quilts in this house!
So glad I got roped into going to this lovely event (😹) put on by @threadcaravan @modernmacrame @knitwitknitwit @emily_katz . It felt like a warm welcome to LA, full of the most talented, creative ladies! (If you don’t watch my stories, me+fiancé+2cats made it to LA safe and sound-ish!) I love the beautiful macrame tent Emily made, I’m dying to make my own. I actually feel equipped to do so with Emily’s new book in my hands! Thanks for the inspiring afternoon, friends!! 📸: @cathy_callahan
I’m packing up my amazing studio where so much magic has happened. 😢😭I will truly miss this place. Gotta make this short because I don’t have much time between packing and crying, but we’re having a sale on both my sites (link to quilts in bio, hit up @poppyandpima for wearables!) 25% off ends tonight at midnight! Sales don’t happen often so I figured I’d let you know. Now who’s coming to visit me in LA?! 🌴
Turns 30 once ✨ thanks for the birthday love! I feel so special. Maybe it’s all the ceviche I ate 🌸
Birthday cake sprinkles 🎂🍰
NOTHING COMPARES 2 U 💖 In 2007 at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, I met a jovial and sharp young @a__lake . I asked him on our first date, a screening of Make Way For Tomorrow. Through my tears, I glanced over at Alex and saw that he was weeping too. I didn’t know then that this sensitive and artistic soul would walk through life with me over the next decade, challenging me and supporting me through rough and happy times alike. On April 1, Easter, my favorite holiday, Alex sat next to me on the couch while I was knitting, and asked me to spend the rest of our lives together. I didn’t even realize he was proposing until he pulled out a ring. “Is this April fools?!” I asked him. I was so surprised that I have no recollection of what he said. I’m so glad this is real life! I’m so excited to marry the love of my life. Make way for tomorrow! I had to wait to announce this until we could take our official engagement portrait in Arequipa, our favorite place. Double surprise: we’re moving to LA end of May. Plz enjoy the best 10 photos of us I could easily find on my phone 🌈
Hombre unloads ombré 🌈 sharing more from my trip to Lima’s textile market over on @poppyandpima ‘s stories
Miraflores on my level 💜📸: @a__lake
...I’m sorry 🌸 but this quilt’s backside might be better than the front. Hey quilt, hate to see you go but love to watch you leave 🍑✈️ omw to Peru!
I know I’m a couple days late but it finally feels sunny enough to post my Easter outfit. 🌈Swipe for shoes!
💖🐰🐣🍓🌸! Whole Foods in Williamsburg is sold out of whipping cream and walnuts, so it must be a holiday!
Incredibly inspired and amazed by all the kids marching today. You make me so proud. Adults, it’s our duty to live up to their demands. They are counting on us.
I can haz personal style blog? Welcome new fronds! 🌴 glad you’ve decided to follow along this lyfe of lint rolling and kooky outfits. Here I am channeling Oma Omw 2 get bbq after finally seeing Black Panther (those costumes?! Hyperventilating). 📸: @a__lake . Jacket: uniqlo U. Polka dot Dress: made by me from (methinks) Marc Jacobs fabric by way of Mood. Leggings: Aritzia. Nike sneaks. Scarf bought in Goa.
Your girl is on @cupofjo today talking about being a rainbow and arm dancing. Link at the end of the rainbow! 🌈
Because if you don’t take a weird self timer picture in the dark at your moms house in your cute new outfit alone while everyone else is sleeping and your nerves are fried from the weekend and oh yeah market month, did it even happen?