Friday, October 28, 2011


Taylor is a very dear friend and classmate of mine, who also made two of my lovely bridesmaid dresses.  She is an incredibly talented design student and she is sure to be successful no matter where she ends up or what she does. Taylor is studying at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) in New York this year and will certainly need something warm and cozy to get through the New York winter, and many chilly nights at the studio if it’s anything like UW-Madison.

I saw this gorgeous pattern at The Knitting Tree while completing my internship there this summer and I knew it had to be Taylor’s. The mustardy-gold is such a Taylor color and she is always wearing triangular scarves.

After many months of knitting away at this, it is finally done! I can’t wait to send it off to New York!
I learned a lot about knitting lace with this project. It was the perfect blend of extreme focus and mindlessness. 
So many beautiful memories were knit into this – the wedding, the U-haul drive to Chicago, the first few chilly nights in our new apartment, bus rides to and from downtown to visit my hubby. There is so much love in every stitch.
 The shawl in progress, just after moving to Chicago

My very dear Taylor, thank you for everything you’ve done – for spending hundreds of hours with me at the studio, many of which were spent making wedding garments, and for being such a stunning example of a textile and apparel designer. You are such a wonderful friend! I love you and miss you so much!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Welcome Theseus!

The Seib family is growing! Theseus joined us just over a week ago. Yup, the Greek king, founder of Athens, and minotaur slayer – that’s the one! Pretty ferocious, huh?
Theseus fighting the Minotaur by √Čtienne-Jules Ramey (French, 1796–1852). Marble, 1826. In the Tuileries Gardens, Paris.

Theseus is actually our 3 year old kitty that we got from Treehouse Humane Society. It’s a great place for cats. When we met, it was definitely love at first sight for all of us.
He has certainly made himself at home. He is the goofiest thing, always rolling around, snuggling, and being on the lookout for possible intruders. He is so protective of us! We think Theseus is actually a dog. Then again, he’s much to curious not to be a kitty.
He’s such a perfect kitty – so angelic!
Welcome home Theseus!!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Seiberian Tigress

The lovely in-laws visited again last weekend. We had a great time, once again. We went for a nice walk along Diversey Harbor, which led us to the Lincoln Park Zoo.
We ended the evening with sushi and thai cuisine. Yumm!! I couldn’t have been happier!

September and October have been full of birthdays among our family and friends. I thought it would be kind of fun to embroider on a blank card and I am really happy with how it turned out!
I haven’t embroidered in a very long time and I really started to miss it. It is such a lovely technique for adding beauty in the most unexpected and overlooked places.  

Speaking of birthdays, Hubby turned 25 this month! To celebrate, we went out for a lovely brunch after church. Since he had school all day long, and I worked on his birthday, he came home to a brand new reversible cabled scarf (pictures coming soon!) and a pumpkin muffin with chai frosting, fully adorned with a birthday candle! 

Happy Birthday Baby!! Here's to 3 more quarter centuries together!!