Last week I went to New York to style the next round of Sheep(ish) garments that will go into the Caron Connections newsletter, and then to shoot the cover (I’ll be on it, wearing a Sheep(ish) cowl I designed) of the holiday issue of Knit Simple Magazine. The highlight of my trip though, had to be meeting up with the delightful Brett Bara for dinner and a trip to the Met to see the Alexander McQueen exhibit!
Me & Brett in line at the Met in NYC.
Not only was the museum (and the company) fantastic, but I got treated to a sneak peak of Brett’s new book, Sewing in a Straight Line!
You know how proud I get of my friends and their accomplishments, right? Well, I’m beaming over this one! Brett’s projects are easy to follow, totally wearable and beautifully styled. The book is crisply executed with the modern esthetic of today’s, creative woman. If you’ve ever wanted to give a sewing machine a whirl, but were nervous about patterns with their pesky curves, Sewing in a Straight Line is for you!
In the book you’ll find a well-rounded collection of clothing, baby items and home decor pieces. Here are just a few of my faves (If I had a torso, I’d make the cover skirt in a flash! Alas.)
Quilty Zigs and Zags
Staggering Strips Baby Quilt
Heavy Metal Bag
Sewing in a Straight line is available in stores and online now, and you can also enter to win a copy on Brett’s blog. Oh, and once you’ve purchased or won the book, make sure to take advantage of Brett’s video tutorials for a few of the projects.
Today (3/31) is Trans Visibility Day, which also, coincidentally marks three weeks since I began volunteering as a Crisis Counselor for @trevorproject, an organization with the mission to end suicide amongst LGBTQ+ youth.
At this point, I only have a thimble's worth of experience, but from human to human, I thought I'd share just one of the things I've learned so far about what it means to identify as trans.
To the trans folks in my life, today and every day, sending love and acceptance your way.
To everyone, kind to one another. Respect each other's individual journies....
I’ve legit been waiting for @ikeausa to have this glass case in-stock since mid pandemic. I wanted a happy little place for projects of YarnYAY! Past to live. I love a knitwear stack. 😍 It’s the little things, people!
(Oh, and patterns for every thing in this curio are available in my shop at YarnYAY.com ✔️)...
Today's the day we kick off the Crochet-along for the @pompommag Overprint Bag, in partnership with designer @juliamadill
We've put together Montoya Merino Light kits in my YarnYAY! shop, but no matter which yarn you use (the called-for yarn is rad, but a little harder to get here in the states -- see Julia's great post about yarn substitutions), we'd love for you to make yours along with us!
Psst...YarnYAYers get a special 20% off the digital issue pf Pom Pom. See our kit page (tap or go to yarnyay.com) for details!
Join the YarnYAY! Facebook Group and/OR Ravelry Group to follow along. Hope to see you there!
Very cool! You guys look cute in your matching stripey tops in NYC!
Looks like a great book – sewing in a straight line can be tricky, but an essential sewing skill!