Knucks

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My Knucks turned out so beautifully I decided to give them a proper photo shoot.

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Foothills Yarn makes scrumptious yarn. Their baby alpaca is wonderfully soft with such vibrant colors.

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As soon as it cools off in Taiwan I’ll be wearing these babies often. But maybe I won’t have to wait that long. Some places have air conditioning so strong I could easily wear them inside.

Pattern: Knucks
Yarn: Foothills Yarn & Fiber Hand Dyed Baby Alpaca, Peacock Colorway, 1 skein
Needles: 3.0 mm

T-shirt mod

Coming to Taiwan meant giving up most of my wardrobe. Now that we’ve been here four months I’m getting tired of the few clothes I brought with me. A recent trip to a night market landed me some comfortable tshirts. They’re soft but are cut for a man and have stifling tight collars. Time for my first sewing modification project! Thankfully, my friend Kim let me use her machine as I’m currently without one. (In other news, if any of my Taiwan friends know of a second hand sewing machine for sale let me know!)

First I cut off the elastic collar and made a more open neckline.

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Then it was time to take in the waist. I took in an inch on each side and then flared out the seams toward the bottom.

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So much better! Two more shirts to tackle.

This beautiful leaf skeleton was lying nearby. I think it looks like lace.

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Silky petals, Coconut macaroons

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My petals are coming along. I’m thinking of going with five petals per flower. Toying with the idea of making bigger petals as well. The pattern is easy which let’s me listen to podcasts while knitting.

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I made my first coconut macaroons in Taiwan. Our little oven has the option of just turning the top or bottom heat on so I was able to get the tops crispy. It’s starting to get hot here so these will make a great summer treat.