Hi! My name is Kathy (she/her). I’m an Asian-American knitter from Northern California and I’m passionate about civic engagement and sustainability. I love singing, going on long walks with my partner and my dog, and drinking tea and coffee. This blog is to document and share my maker thoughts and projects.

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Sock making

My favorite thing to make that requires no thinking are vanilla socks. My go-to recipe is a pair of top-down socks with a heel flap, slightly longer than ankle length. They’re perfect for Bay Area weather in California. I’m intimidated by toe-up socks, but it’s a technique I want to try outContinue reading “Sock making”

Summer knitting

I don’t do much knitting in the summertime, preferring to read in the evenings instead. If I do pick up my needles, I tend to work on socks. Or, I’ll make tanks/tees using cotton/linen yarn. Do you knit year round? Do your projects change depending on the season? Sometimes, I’m a focused,Continue reading “Summer knitting”

Dreamy Shawls

When I first started knitting, I bought all sorts of different types of yarn. First, I bought chunky acrylic yarn at Michael’s because it was most accessible. Then, when I visited a local yarn shop for the first time, I bought superwash fingering weight merino yarns because they were soft, beautiful, andContinue reading “Dreamy Shawls”


I finished knitting my Scotchbroom top on Inauguration Day. It was such a great way to wrap up a hopeful morning. Scotchbroom was easy to follow along to, and I’m looking forward to wearing it this spring. I live in a mild climate, and crop tees like this pattern are perfect. IContinue reading “Scotchbroom”