Falling Leaves Hand-Knit Socks

November 5, 2019

Hello there! Long time no see, huh? I think this is the longest break I’ve ever taken from my blog since I started it in 2012 (…or 2011?). I miss blogging, a lot actually, but I’ve needed some time away to reevaluate…

Make Time To Mend

January 6, 2019

Since launching Home Row Fiber Co. in 2017 I’ve felt my personal sewing habits shift and evolve in a serious way. I sew my bags with all new materials and because of that I feel a big responsibility to offset the use…

My Most Favorite WIP

November 19, 2018

Today’s WIP is a special one. It’s me. Today, on my 31st birthday, I am my most favorite Work In Progress. Every trip I take around the sun makes me wiser and ever more grateful. I do not dread getting older. To…

Take that, Abby Normal!

October 22, 2018

This morning I was thinking about #2019MakeNine and the rapidly approaching new year while doing a bit of reorganizing around my workspace. As I was cleaning I came across a sad sack. …literally! Wadded up in a forgotten corner was a project…

A Novel Loaf

July 28, 2018

In the summer James and I do more traveling and I find myself back and forth from my mom’s house often so she can babysit Lucille for a night or two. I’m close with my mom so I love visiting as often…

Chip and SqEarl are Friends

June 25, 2018

Over the weekend I was at my mom’s house visiting and I decided to bring my camera along. Knowing I’m making an effort to reclaim and re-love this blog space, and planning to post at least once a week now on Monday’s,…

Reclaimed and Re-loved

June 18, 2018

In my last post I left off stating I was feeling some serious maker’s guilt not sewing clothing like I used to in years past. I feel SO much better now after sharing those words and getting those thoughts out of my…

Goldfinch Shawl

April 22, 2018

Long time no see, friends! What’s new? I’ve been doing an outrageous amount of sewing lately but none of it has been for personal projects like garments (womp womp woooommmmmp). In fact, one of the biggest downsides of sewing for business is…

Love to Sew Podcast

February 20, 2018

You guys! Very exciting news. I’ve recently had the pleasure of chatting with Helen and Caroline of the amazing Love To Sew podcast! This was my first time ever being on a podcast and the Love To Sew Ladies are totally easy-to-talk-to…

My First Mittens!

February 8, 2018

Oh hey there! It’s been a while, huh? One of my goals this year is to get my blogging groove back. I can’t make any promises as to how often I’ll be able to post, but I am going to make an…

My #2018MakeNine Picks

January 5, 2018

After much deliberation I’ve finally narrowed down my #2018MakeNine choices! Some projects are very specific, and others I have loose guidelines set for myself with more flexibility of pattern choice. I didn’t complete many patterns on last year’s list, but the ones…

2018 Make Nine

December 23, 2017

Hello old friends and new readers! It’s that time of year again. Time for a fresh start, new goals to reach and new ambitions to make ALL THE THINGS!!!!! Well, if you’re like me you start out with the best intentions but…

Octopus Curtains Are The Answer

July 25, 2017

I really need to write a blog post called “A long overdue life update filled with exciting announcements” and/or “I have an epic backlog of projects to photograph and share” but I know that will take a good long chunk of time…

Thank You

May 31, 2017

Sometimes a simple thank you is all you can find to say when you’re so overwhelmed with kindness. Seriously, the amount of thoughtful comments pouring in on my last blog post about my skin have touched me on such a level that…

Ichthyosis Awareness Month

May 1, 2017

Real Talk: I was born with a rare skin disease called Lamellar Ichthyosis and since May is Ichthyosis Awareness Month I wanted to shed* a little light on this massive part of my life that I rarely talk about. No human being…

New Pattern! The Mattock Cowl

April 6, 2017

Just a quick post today to announce the release of my first knitting pattern in case you missed the initial release announcement. Here’s the Mattock Cowl! Mattock is a convertible, textured cowl with functional buttons and lots of styling options. Inspired by…

Elise Tee by Fine Motor Skills

March 28, 2017

I don’t want to jinx myself by saying this out loud but I think Spring has finally made its way to upstate New York! I’m sure I’m not alone when I say I kind of hate blogging during the winter months. I…

The Story of Lucille

March 14, 2017

Today, March the 14th, marks exactly 8 years since I rescued my furry soul mate, Lucille – The namesake of this blog. We count today as her birthday so she’s estimated to be 11 years old now. I originally wrote her adoption…

Introducing Home Row Fiber Co.

February 1, 2017

Last year I started designing patterns under the name Rochelle New Handcrafted but I always kinda knew at the back of my mind that name would evolve. I didn’t expect it to happen so soon but at the end of last summer…

2017 Make Nine

December 21, 2016

Almost a year ago to the day I decided to blog about nine new projects I wanted to make in the new year. Inspired by the ever popular “Best Nine” roundup on Instagram I shared a “Make Nine” instead. While I didn’t…

Explorations in Yarn Dyeing

November 21, 2016

Even before I learned how to knit I would see hand-dyed yarn at some of my favorite fabric boutiques and I’d marvel at it. I loved the variations in colors and stripes and always wondered what type of wizardry one would need…

A Coat For Lucille

October 13, 2016

If you’re not interested in seeing a million photos of Lucille’s super cute face then you might want to skip this post. …but seriously who doesn’t want to see pictures of cute dog faces?! No one I know, that’s for sure. Today…