Knitting Frenzy

December 29, 2015


Happy holidays everyone! The last few weeks of 2015 have been really tough on me, with a very intense transition from one job to the next, so I’m very happy to finally be on vacation. Oh right, that job, if you haven’t heard about it already: I’ve left my research position to join the Deer&Doe team! I had a bunch of reasons for this choice, and I’m not going to go into much detail here (you can read the post on the Deer&Doe blog if you are curious) but I’d be glad to talk about it, especially with those of you who might be struggling with survival in academia, as that was the case for me.

In addition to all of this, this year was the first time that I was spending Christmas with my american in-laws instead of going home to visit my parents. I sewed a few gifts for my family (Margot pajama pants from the Love at First Stitch book for my sister, and two Plantain tees for my mom, that I showed on Instagram) but I mailed them to France already so I don’t have better pictures. For my in-laws I tried knitted gifts this year and I think it was a success. 🙂

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March 15, 2015


It’s a good thing I sew, because if I had to count on knitting projects only to fill this blog, we’d still have a long way to go: I started this cardigan last May, which means it took me a little less than a year to finish it! It is not such a big project, and with US6/7 needles it knits up pretty quickly, but I am very irregular in my knitting habits. I still managed to finish it in time for Spring and I’m glad because it is great!

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Into the Woods

November 3, 2014


It’s been a long time since I talked knitting here! Actually, I finished this project more than six months ago. Just when spring started, so I could not wear it once. So now that I can finally give it a try I am super excited!

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Sew Dolly Clackett add-on

April 23, 2014


Today is the last day to take part in Sew Dolly Clackett! To celebrate, here is the knitted shrug that I made to go with the Atomic dress I made for the contest.

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March 17, 2014


Last fall, my boyfriend asked me to knit him a scarf. Finding scarf patterns for men is hard: it needs to be interesting (visually, but also so I can make it to the end of the knitting part without getting too bored) but not girly, so most of the lace patterns don’t work. Browsing Ravelry, I stumbled upon the Meadowbrook pattern by Stephen West. I’m not a big Stephen West fan, as I find his style too excentric for my taste, but some of his simpler patterns have really beautiful details (I made a Windschief hat something like a year ago, I’ve never blogged it but I love the result).

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