Author Archives: tamitk

home sweet home

The hubbie and I bought a house, moved out of our old place and got overloaded with unexpected repairs at almost every turn—painting, replacing doors, windows, walls and rotten wood, repairing the roof. Life is barely returning to a normal … Continue reading

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no new knitting

Sad to say, I’ve started a few projects here and there, and being unhappy with the result, I’d frog and start all over. This has pulled the wind out of my sails and I haven’t been able to get really … Continue reading

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the creative genius process

A wonderful talk given by Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love, on the burdens and blessings of the creative process. She is so articulate and funny to boot, I was thoroughly impressed with her speaking skills as much as … Continue reading

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ikat + knitting

I’ve been toying with the idea of creating a handknit item resembling ikat, an Indian and Southeast Asian textile art with designs that have uneven, softer edges—like the edges you get on an ink blot when holding a felt marker … Continue reading

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craftsmanship & process

A good friend recently returned from NY and, as a souvenir, gave me a bar of chocolate. It hailed from Brooklyn and read “Mast Brothers Chocolate” with this particular bar sourced from the Dominican Republic. It was gorgeously wrapped in … Continue reading

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new year, new space

The beginning of this new year has inspired me to look around and not only review the year just past but re-examine my current physical space. This conscious pause,  spurred on by the onslaught of home decor catalogs I received … Continue reading

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the artful drape

Here it is, in the middle of a freezing California winter downpour, and I am itching to knit with laceweight yarns to create light, ethereal tops and tunics perfect for spring. It was all inspired by two books—Drape Drape and … Continue reading

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deconstructing a sweater re-do

I modified Kate Davies’ witty Owl Sweater pattern to go from a pullover to a long, oversized (sort of) cardigan. This pattern had been sitting in my queue for a very long time—I blame it on inertia & lack of … Continue reading

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hello world?

I always thought blogs were for extroverted exhibitionists, people who wanted to share everything with the world and had a lot to say. Now I’m realizing (after actually reading some great blogs) it’s the perfect way to gather thoughts, especially … Continue reading

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