The Serene Seas Cowl

Did you know that the middle of the ocean can be as calm as a lake? This phenomenon took me by surprise last year when I sailed across the Pacific from LA to Hawaii with my husband and dad.

The West Coast Collaboration – New patterns and yarn designed with the West in mind

Back in November, Halo-Halo Knits and All Knit Up Designs (basically my favorite knitting people on Earth), and I created a collaboration! You’re just going to love what we’ve created for you. Keep reading to find out more!

Introducing the Bee-coming Cowl!

A year-long in the making, and perhaps in the imagination much longer, I´m happy to debut my first official pattern as a knitwear designer! Introducing the Bee-coming Cowl! (See what I did there? It´s a honeycomb pattern but also looks super ¨becoming¨ on? Haha, I crack myself up.) Anyway you can buy this pattern onContinue reading “Introducing the Bee-coming Cowl!”

project 23: cottage socks

I don’t know about you, but all these chunky yarn–made things on Pinterest are making me swoon. Maybe not the most practical at times, but they would definitely engulf you in warmth like I imagine jumping into clouds would feel like. (Only in my dreamland of course… clouds are actually super wet and cold… seemsContinue reading “project 23: cottage socks”

project 22: flannel bedtime shorts

It’s getting cold outside, but it’s still a little too warm to wear long flannel, (flannel shorts, that’s your stage cue). Originally these were going to be long pants, but when I realized I didn’t have enough fabric (thrift store finds!), then they turned into these little shorts. The pattern is adapted from Tilly andContinue reading “project 22: flannel bedtime shorts”

project 21: rain boot socks

October is finally here! The air is a little crisper, the leaves crunch crunch under my feet, and the smell of someone’s fireplace pays visit to my nose. And you know what that means! Pumpkins, and Fall, and leaves, and pumpkin pie, and halloween, and thanksgiving, and rain. (Can you tell I’m excited?) Almost everythingContinue reading “project 21: rain boot socks”

DIY dill pickles

I love pickles. Sometimes I eat a whole jar by myself at night while I’m watching BBC movies on Netflix. Okay, enough about my not-so-interesting night habits. But really though, pickles are crisp, refreshing, and salty all at the same time. Something that satisfies a few cravings at once. And while we’re following slow foodContinue reading “DIY dill pickles”

project 20: DIY pom pom garland tutorial!

Have you guys all seen those cute pom pom garlands for sale on Pinterest/Etsy/everywhere? Well, I was stalking them a little bit… and… I decided to make one of my own. Pom poms make everything (at least to me) more lighthearted and fun. It’s like candy that never goes rotten… and you can put itContinue reading “project 20: DIY pom pom garland tutorial!”

project 19: festival crop top

I know that many people are craving fall weather, but that’s all we’ve had here in San Francisco. We’ve had chilly days, and apparently the coldest July in recent history. Our summer is coming up here in a month or so and I am super pumped about it. I’m getting ready with all my summerContinue reading “project 19: festival crop top”

Melissa’s Sangria (Melisangria)

We’re hopping back to Spain for this post with a contribution from my ever-adventuring, beautiful friend Melissa. She lived for a time in Granada, Spain, and picked up a few tips and tricks here and there. (Also, she’s pretty much always in the know of what’s happening in San Francisco. I don’t know how sheContinue reading “Melissa’s Sangria (Melisangria)”