Knitting,  Sewing

Unraveled Wednesday.

For the first time in months, I joined my “Starbucks Knitting Group” this afternoon. It was wonderful to catch up in person over lattés and chai tea. They started a Mosaic-along last month (whew, no FOMO for that one since I finished up Sam’s just about a year ago). That’s me knitting a sock in the foreground. And Becca is sitting opposite me – with two knitting projects (Mosaic and Soutache – a little FOMO about that one) and yards of fabric destined to become smocks for her and another friend.

The smock pattern was designed by Ellen Mason, a brand new name for me. Becca found her through a friend on Instagram and when I looked her up – she’s odacier – well…. FOMO! Thanks to Kat for the idea to subscribe to post notifications 🙂 I am in love with her soon-to-be released shirt. Seriously – check out this. and this. (side note – my Instagram feed has become a serious source of unraveling for me; between the independent designers and the fabric stores, I’m falling down a lot of rabbit holes.)

And then Greer, sitting to my right and knitting that adorable blue and white Mosaic, shared about her latest FO – Just Nicole. She said it was a lot of fun to knit (interesting construction and a well-written pattern) and it’s great to wear (her daughter told her it was the best sweater she’d ever knit and would she please knit her one, too … and she agreed – two in a row says a lot!) I don’t have anything in my stash to knit it or I might’ve cast on as soon as I got home!

Instead, I looked around on-line for suitable substitutes (any ideas?) … and wrote a blog post. Slightly unraveled, but not completely undone!

Joining in with Kat and friends. Happy Wednesday!


  • Honore´

    Happy Reunion! Looks like y’all had a grand time…I’m looking forward to your next stitchin’ – knit and sew – projects.


  • Bonny

    I’ve been thinking about sewing for a while, but after perusing Ellen Mason’s ig, I might need to give her Eliz. Shannon apron a try. My sil and I were just talking about garments like this, and I bet she’d love one for Christmas. Thanks for the show & tell!

  • Carole

    My first thought when I saw that photo was – wow! Mary’s got a lot of knitting projects going on! THEN I realized they weren’t all yours! I’m glad you could join your knitting group this week, thanks for sharing everyone’s projects with us.

  • Kym

    Ellen Mason is one of my Very Favorite Designers. (And her patterns are truly perfection. She thinks of everything!) There are So Many Rabbit Holes. . . sometimes I have to remind myself to stop looking/daydreaming and start MAKING something!!! 🙂

  • Penny

    I’m so glad you could meet up with your knitting group – some lovely knitting going on there – especially Soutache! And I’m very happy you will be continuing with your sewing!