Category: Musings

Back to Basics

When I decided to knit my wedding dress, I knew I was embarking on an ambitious project.  It took months to complete, and required meticulous charting, and laser focus. This post…

read more August 24, 2016

Welcome to the new Nocturnal Knits!

Things are looking a bit different around here, aren’t they? As a refresher, this is what the site looked like just yesterday: That’s the blog design I’ve had since 2009,…

read more August 14, 2016

Sincerely, Us – A Short Film

Hi folks! I just wanted to share with you a short film I wrote and directed last year called Sincerely, Us: “Sincerely, Us” is a quirky comedy that shows how…

read more December 5, 2015

Hemlock Ring Baby Jacket

I don’t know about you, but I’m downright obsessed with Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed. I made one of his Girasole shawls back in 2009 and was so impressed with…

read more March 6, 2015

Custom Pegboard Organizer – for less than $35!

I made this custom pegboard for my craft room / office and wanted to share the steps with y’all because it was SO easy and quick to make! I’ve had…

read more March 4, 2015

The tale of my first handspun FO

A quick story in pictures. I found an Ashford Traditional spinning wheel on Craigslist for a great price, so I bought it. (Molly likes it.) I found this beautiful Dicentra…

read more March 3, 2015

Free People “Big Sky” wool blanket

Oh look, it’s a special Giganto-Blanket for the 2014 Free People holiday shop! I was a pleasure to work with Free People, and I love how the blanket turned out.…

read more November 3, 2014

Glen Etive – Short Film

Hi y’all. In addition to my knitting and writing, I’ve started directing short films, and I wanted to share my most recent work with you! It’s a cute little short…

read more July 30, 2014

Frogging on NPR’s All Things Considered

I only have time for a quick post because I’m jumping on a transatlantic flight soon, but here’s the link to my interview with Melissa Block on NPR’s All Things…

read more July 2, 2014

My First Handspun Skein

Look at that! It’s my very first handmade skein of yarn! It’s far from perfect, but I’m kinda in love with it, guys. I started learning how to spin through…

read more April 16, 2014