Category Archives: Knitting

Knitting Swatches / My Terrible Diet

There are some exciting possibilities afoot in my life right now. Since they mostly involve knitting at the moment, I’ve been knitting like a mad woman.


As such, I’ve been eating mostly hummus and pita chips and whatever else happens to get chucked in my general direction.

It’s mostly hummus and pita chips though. Hey, at least it’s all natural hummus.


(That’s  ribbon!)

But you will all be proud of me, I can now do a full half hour of Vinyasa Flow yoga before I want to expire in a puddle of jelly on my yoga mat. Before I know it, I will no longer be jelly but the delicious womanly opposite of jelly packed into my Victoria’s Secret bathing suit.


I have also been thinking a lot about my branding as I move further into my knitwear. And I don’t know if I should pick a brand that is not my name – like Needles&Bread. But I think Needles&Bread might be too cutesy for the look I will be going for. Unless the logo is designed to look completely badass, in which case it can be cute AND edgy.

OR, as originally intended, Needles&Bread can be my extension brand of kitchenware. But then Needles&WHAT? Needles&_________. Needles&Liz? Liz&Needles? Needles. Now the word “needles” looks like it’s not a word at all. Kneedles? Gross. That looks like some kind of disgusting bug or sketchy massage parlor.

Or it can just be my name. But Liz LaBrocca Designs/Knitwear/Stuff…. I don’t know. I feel like it’s missing something, ya know?

Thoughts anyone? How did you figure out your brand?


T Topper Sweater – Review / Christmas is Coming

This year really flew by. Christmas didn’t just sneak up on me. It crouched in a dark alley, leaped out as I was walking by, and hit me over the head. It’s next week.

Oh my.

But the tree is up. I love having the tree up. Even though it’s not real, it’s nice and homey and pretty.

Christmas Tree
As I head into the new year, I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want to accomplish in 2011. I want 2011 to have tangible, positive results on my life. And that means I need to reach an entirely new level of pro-activity.

One of my goals is to really be designing my own knitwear by this time next year. I’ve started already. I bought myself a copy of Sweater Design in Plain English by Maggie Righetti.

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Sweater: Fail


Do not put hand knits in the wash. They do not come out like industrial knits.

Lesson: Learned.

First Sweater

Today is a very nice day.

For one, it’s Halloween. But Zepp is the only one who dressed up:

Halloween Zepp

For two, Dan and I are celebrating our four year anniversary. Can you believe it? Look at us four years ago:

Dan and Liz

Photo: Chelsea

And three, I am wearing my very first top-down sweater!:

Top-Down Sweater

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