WIP: “Proof” Costuming

Robert in the back yard of the Chicago house. My director's request for this character was "tweedy." It's that time again. David Auburn's "Proof," the first show of the Suffield Players' 2019 - 2020 season opens tonight. "Proof" won both the Pulitzer ...

WIP: Yarn is Here

Your one peek until the pattern is published The yarn for the Conavalla Stole has arrived and I've started swatching. Here's Euphonia, my small triceratops model, hanging out with the stockinette stitch swatch I made in a couple of different needle si ...

WIP: Where Did July Go?

Canada Socks Redux. Once more on size 2 needles. My brother and I went up to Quebec at the end of July for Dad's 97th! birthday and I needed something to knit in the car. One of the pairs of last year's Canada Socks turned out to be too small to get o ...

WIP: AmiAlong 2019 and New Patterns

Here's the "calling card" I put together for my AmiAlong 2019 designer introduction I stand with ravelry. I'm one of the designers participating in AmiAlong 2019 on ravelry. Thirteen designers of both knit and crochet amigurumi have bundled their p ...

WIP: Juggling Hats!

Jennifer Small of Jennifer Small Photography did a photo shoot for me with the nine hats from my Hatapalooza! designing spree earlier this year. So now I have photos with models who aren't William Shakesbear and which aren't the selfies that I attempte ...

WIP: Yah, I got nothin’

Lovely new headshot by Moses Farrow. Thanks, Moses Ok, nothing is not exactly accurate. I've spent the last week making swatches in various yarns for the project I talked about last week. Since it's a submission to a third-party for possible inclusion ...

WIP: Picking a Stitch

Eye of Partridge stitch. Looks pretty in the doubled tonal, but not the final choice for this design. Designing is as much about what doesn't work as what (eventually) does. Or what works, but doesn't look the way I want it to. Here are a couple of ...

WIP: More is More

The current iteration of the cable pattern - and a small triceratops I keep making the proposed cable panel for a knitted tote bag more complicated. I've added two more strands to the braid, taking it up to eight, and (therefore) added several more ca ...

WIP: “I Hate Hamlet” Costuming

"I was thinking of, you know, something . . . less" "I Hate Hamlet," the Suffield Players' final show of the season, opens tonight. Here's our hero, Andrew Rally, a TV actor come back to New York to try his hand at theater, and Felicia Dantine, the re ...

WIP Wednesday: Are We Done With Hats Yet?

Hatapalooza continues! When I get on a roll, I get on a roll. Here are hats 4 - 8 of the 8 hats I've designed in the last 6 weeks or so. I think I'm done (or almost done, I might do one more using the remnants of four or five of the colors before I qu ...