Boyfriend Sweater Tea Cozy

It’s sweater weather! Give your teapot a cozy layer AND the all the warm feels with this Boyfriend Sweater Tea Cozy. Knit this quick-knit stash-buster for the perfect Christmas gift. Boyfriend Sweater Tea Cozy Knitting Pattern Yarn: Reynold’s Yarn Lopi (100% pure new wool; 100g/109 yds): 15 grams, Light gray Needles: 15 US (10mm) 18″ … Continue reading Boyfriend Sweater Tea Cozy

I ♥ Noro

One of my favorite pictures from my childhood is a photo of my grandparents at the Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago, circa 1978. First, a little background.  Chicago’s Garfield Park is a tough neighborhood. High crime, boarded-up vacant buildings, ratty-nasty vacant lots and some serious gang graffiti. But right next door to these streets is the Garfield … Continue reading I ♥ Noro

Certified Handmade

There is a funny sketch on Portlandia that I’ve been thinking about lately.  A couple sits down in an organic bistro for dinner. The woman may order the chicken, but she first has some questions for the waitress: “Is this chicken USDA Organic? or Oregon Organic? or Portland Organic?” “Is the chicken . . . local?”  To best … Continue reading Certified Handmade