Brae Cove Tunic is here!

It my pleasure to introduce the latest Squam knit pattern, the Brae Cove Tunic, designed by Sam Lamb.   She and Elizabeth worked so very diligently to make this gorgeous piece to come to life; to create what I describe as “the most warm, versatile, easy-to-wear, sock-for-my-body!” I hear you ask, “Why, Meg, would I ever want to knit a ‘sock-for-my-body’?” Here are my TOP 3 reasons why — 1. It’s wearable with just about anything — layered over a shirt and jeans, under a … View Post

que sera, sera

photo credit :: ELIZABETH DUVIVIER “You can clear the land, plow the field, spread the fertilizer, and plant the corn. But you cannot make it rain. You cannot prevent an early frost. You cannot determine exactly what will happen in your life. The rain may or may not fall, but one thing is certain: you will get a harvest only if you planted something in the field. It’s important to do everything in our power to ensure our success, but we also need to let … View Post

living in the balance

Last Monday, my car was keyed in broad daylight whilst parked in my neighborhood. When I discovered the fresh, shiny scar running deeply along two panels, the tears that brimmed up were a mixture of anger, frustration, and lack of having anyone to blame. Without being able to point a finger at anybody in particular, I blamed “this stupid state” and “this would NEVER have happened in Washington — back home, we leave nice notes if we want someone to move their car!” Fast forward … View Post

the weaving together

photo credit :: MEG MCELWEE “Don’t just make things. Make treasures. The difference between a hastily sewn project, made in a state of stress while harboring resentment toward the people and circumstances that keep you from “enjoying” even greater productivity … and a project that is made slowly, with intention, is vast. I know. In early motherhood, my sewing time was infused with stress. I needed to get things done before nap was over, etc. Then I gave birth to a baby with a serious … View Post

makers monday :: for the love of lopi

(r) Veðurfræðingurinn :: The “Weatherman” Sweater You’ll always hear me gushing about Icelandic wool — how it served me brilliantly enduring the elements at the Anake Outdoor School, and how I’m loving it during my first New England winter! I might never have enough Lopapeysa hand knits, so the Treysta sweater (from the latest issue of Laine) is what’s currently on my needles. Here’s a little look into some of my favorite patterns and designs* — Julia and her sister Meaghan of Ways of Wood Folk are endless sources of … View Post