The Name:
I love buttons. A lot. I have a very large jar of buttons (mostly vintage) and I get really excited when I can use them. Even when I can’t use them, I love them. I can pick one up and instantly feel a sweater on which they belong. A rustic, woody looking one may tell me that it wants to be on a warm cardigan with a warm, rustic fuzzy halo. Perhaps a dark brown in Cascade Pastaza. A small dark blue button with a white center wants to be on a toddler’s sailer outfit.

Buttons are exciting to me. I love seeing what projects I can add buttons to (I wish I could add some buttons to socks). My grandmother died recently (Mother’s day actually) and her sister is sending me my grandmother’s buttons. I can’t wait to see them and brainstorm the ways that I can incorperate a part of her into my knitting. (I miss her. She was a crazy old broad, and we’ll always love her. Hip-Hip-Hooray, Hip-Hip-Hooray,Hip-Hip-Hooray!)

The Author:

I’m a college student at Indiana University in the AmAzInG Bloomington, Indiana. I’m studying Journalism and Human Sexuality. I have no plans to write for Husler or Playboy – my plans are more about helping people understand sex, sexuality and gender.  My career plans are to enter the field of higher education and work in colleges/universities in some capacity.  I’m not sure what the ultimate goal is, though.

I started knitting in December of 2004 and I haven’t been able to stop. I taught myself and that’s how I’ve learned just about every part of knitting (I taught myself socks from a one page pattern of all text-no photos or illustrations). One of my early knitting rules was that I had to learn something new from each project. This catapulted me quickly from good, intermediate and I’d now consider myself pretty advanced -but that doesn’t mean that I don’t love my simple and/or easy patterns – they can be pretty great too.


17 Responses to “About…”

  1. 1 Veronica Bennett September 23, 2006 at 3:58 pm

    Great site… great directions for dying yarn… you’re an inspiration… good luck to you

  2. 2 Kayla B. September 28, 2006 at 1:40 am

    Hey~so I found this video on youtube that i thought you might enjoy~

    It’s called “The Last Knit”

  3. 3 nodda October 19, 2006 at 8:19 pm

    I just stumbled across your site and I just have to bookmark it! I’m an Oregon native in Indiana for college (in the East) and it was comforting to see another college knit-blogger, even better to find another one in my new home-state! Love what you’re old projects (I’ve been looking through your archives). Best! -Goodegg.

  4. 4 Aunt Jeanette November 15, 2006 at 12:14 pm

    Nicole, you are darling and your knitting is incredible. Gramma would be so proud. See you on Saturday!

  5. 6 Danielle March 25, 2007 at 3:18 am

    I miss Bloomington SOOOO much!

  6. 7 Sock Knitter February 7, 2008 at 3:13 am

    I am brand new to your site — but LOVE it here — and wanted to say WHY CAN’T you add buttons to socks?

    They look OUTSTANDING on a folded down cuff for starters!!! Give it a shot 😉 You know you want to ::gg:: Go for it!!

  7. 8 knittymuggins February 8, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    I found you through the WP blogging group on Ravelry and I am thrilled to find someone else who love buttons as much as I do!! I have jars and jars and jars of them and I felt compelled to tell you that I totally understand the love 😉 I’m sure I’ll be visiting again sometime…. thanks for sharing!

    P.S. I totally *heart* your free patterns page! Would you be willing to help me with something like that someday if I say “pretty please” first? You did an awesome job on it!

  8. 9 Dena February 29, 2008 at 6:43 am

    I just found your site when I googled needle felting. I am already loving it. Thanks for the great info. I like the way you let your personality show through while providing great knitting resources. Thanks from another proud feminist who loves to knit.

  9. 11 kate adler May 1, 2008 at 4:42 am

    hi i just found your site its really helpful, i just emailed links to it to my textile course students! I make knitted pictures and jewellery made out of buttons, weird but true, as well as running a all-female art studio in sunny dorset,uk. its nice to know i’m not the only young knitter and button freak around, thanks for the great site, kate

  10. 12 rachelgcfl August 23, 2008 at 11:15 am

    i love you nicole!!!

  11. 13 Mina August 27, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Thank you so much for posting the Jacquard video on youtube!!! I was just about to give up on my project until I found your video and ultimately found out what I was doing wrong! Thank you so much, you are a knitsaver!

  12. 14 Michael Tim February 28, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    I love your site!

    Experiencing a slow PC recently? Fix it now!

  13. 15 Mba Ogbu March 15, 2009 at 5:51 am

    Dear Sir,

    We are interested in SLIPPERS. for a contract supply in a large quantity,if you have the ability and interest to supply to us kindly get back to me for more details.
    l wait your swift response to enable me give you more details about the supply offer.

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  14. 16 PATTI September 20, 2010 at 11:54 am


  15. 17 Tina Karatza November 5, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    I found your video on youtube showing how to catch floats on a knit row. there was a link to this site at the end suggesting you have other videos but it didn’t work.
    am wondering if you’ve done one showing how to catch floats on the purl side??

    many thanks

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