May 1, 2013
The winner of the Just Beachy pattern giveaway is Kate Noe, who said “I love the Nachfalter. I would style it with dark jeggings, open-toe wedges, and bangles or a cuff.” Sounds great, Kate–I’d totally rock a Nachfalter like that. Check your email for the pattern!
Thanks to everyone who entered! I can’t wait to start seeing Holla Knits S/S 13 projects start popping up.
April 23, 2013
That’s the plan, but of course New England weather is not cooperating. Still rocking a strictly jeans-and-jacket policy here, though once the temperatures rise I know what I want in my wardrobe…some of the hot designs from the Holla Knits Spring/Summer 2013 issue! The theme is transitional layering pieces, from El Matador and Julep Jacket which can be thrown over your outfit when heading into air conditioning or a chill summer night, to the meshy openwork of Meeting Point and my own Just Beachy.
My favorites are Lady Bat, a lacy batwing pullover by Teresa Gregorio:
And Nachfalter, a cute butterfly-lace tee with deep waist ribbing by Stefanie Pollmeier:
Of course I had to style them for a summer nightlife spin, right?! Resident party animal here!
Mix and match your favorite options! Go sneaker wedges and studded bracelets for a funky vibe, or stick with silver sandals and a sleek matching skirt to create a monochrome dressed-up look. Layering over a bandeau top allows the knits–and their peekaboo lace–to steal the spotlight! Of course, Just Beachy could also take you from the poolside to the pool tables. Want to knit up your very own? I’m giving away a copy of the pattern! Leave a comment on this post by 11:59pm EST on Tuesday, April 30th to be entered. Let me know how you would style Just Beachy or your favorite look from the S/S 13 collection.
April 16, 2013
Ahh, I love the smell of a new pattern release!
Yarn Hollow Gemini
It’s been a year since I first contributed to Holla Knits and I’m back again, full circle with a design in the Spring/Summer 2013 issue: Just Beachy!
I love super-fitted, body-conscious knits. But who wants all that cling when it’s hot out? I’m letting go and relaxing with a comfortable colorblocked tee! Just Beachy has identical fron and back pieces, so it’s perfect to throw on over a bikini or when running out the door–no second glance required. Mesh sides let in a cool breeze and show off your perfectly contrasting tank top underneath…or maybe even some bare summer skin!
Valley Yarns Goshen
Check back next Tuesday the 23rd to see my post for the Holla Knits blog tour, with more sweet deets on Just Beachy and the other fabulous summery designs in the collection!
April 6, 2013
Top Row L-R: Voodoo Doughnuts; Mt. Hood; streets of Seattle. Middle Row L-R: Signs in Astoria; Seattle graffiti; Biscuit Bitch. Bottom Row L-R: Dick’s Burgers in Seattle; Multnomah Falls; hiking by the falls.
Last weekend I went to the Pacific Northwest for the first time with my friends Tom and Matt from high school. We spent a day in Seattle and 3 days in Portland. Amazing! It happened to be my birthday that Saturday which made the trip even more special. I decided to let loose and placed no rules upon myself during the trip–I did have a set budget, but rather than nickel-and-diming myself on every purchase I ate, drank and shopped however I want. No financial or dietary restrictions!
In Seattle we hit up:
- Pike’s Place Market
- Perennial Tea Room
- Biscuit Bitch at Caffe Lieto
- Multiple bars on Capitol Hill
The next day we drove to Portland via the coastal scenic route, stopping briefly in Aberdeen (be still my 14-yr-old-Nirvana-obsessed-self) and Astoria. As a country gal I loved seeing the lush green backroads of both states.
In Portland we trekked to:
- Happy Knits
- The Cultured Caveman (A paleo food cart! My one good food choice the whole trip.)
- Voodoo Doughnuts
- Groove Suite (My birthday night dancing destination!)
- A TON of restaurants and bars
- Multnomah and Wahkeena Falls (A short drive outside the city.)
That’s the super abbreviated round-up–we hit up a lot of Portland but most of it was walking around and stopping wherever looked good, rather than crossing set destinations off a list. We were lucky enough to have gorgeous, non-PNW weather the whole weekend there (sunny, 60s & 70s) so we wound up getting an unexpected spring vacation.
And now I’m back in good ol’ Massachusetts, where the temps are still in the 40s and 50s and everything is brown. Sigh. Paradise never lasts!
March 19, 2013
Not a whole lot to share going on here at Chez Emma. I’ve sent off several garments into the world to await their publishing fate, but mum’s the word so I have to wait to share them with you. Some smaller accessories are on my needles right now, those too remaining secret. In other, more general news:
- If you follow me on Twitter you’ve noticed that I’m single and beginning to explore the world of online dating. It’s interesting, to say the least! With the exception of being catfished once, I’ve had a pretty good success rate (of at least having non-boring first dates) and there are a few great guys I am now getting to know.
- I painted my bathroom this Sunday, quelle excitement! Whoever previously painted it chose a disgusting booger yellow color, and painted the trim to match. We now have more appropriate cool blue walls with white trim.
- Hungering for some stylish, fiber-y goodness to read? I have a piece on neon knits over at the Webs blog (also features my new haircut) and a Wallpaper Cowl styling post for Holla Knits. Ch-ch-check ‘em out!