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C'est la vie

I’m writing this from the spare bedroom of my friends’ house, after spending a good chunk of the day packing and sorting clothing (often going: “WHY did I buy THIS? That’s SO unflattering!).

In the way that life tends to go, I’m in the middle of several challenging things at once. “When it rains, […]

2 new sweaters and a sweet SALE.

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It’s been a while since I’ve sent anything out, because things here have been INSANE. My husband and I traveled to New Mexico in June (so amazing and gorgeous), and while we were gone, our apartment was robbed. Little did we know this was just the first incident in what we first dubbed “The Week […]

Post-TNNA haze

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I’m back from TNNA! I’m still gathering my thoughts for a real review of the show, but in the meantime, you should visit my (new!) friend Karen’s blog, Fringe Association, to read all about the fun weekend from her perspective. Karen and I were thrown together by fate to become roommates for the weekend event, […]

Beginner Mind


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I am cranking away on the book. Lots of knitting, lots of project juggling, lots of notes and writing. I’ve also been trying to be more determined and focused on taking very good care of myself during the process, as […]

Friday Roundup, 2.22.13

Remember when I said I want to go to Costa Rica and visit the sloths? They have sloths on their money!!

Hey kids!

Thanks for following along as we had the Artemisia blog tour! Extra-special thanks to all of our lovely hostesses.

In case you missed it, here is where we traveled […]

Where did Mercedes go? (She's writing a book.)

So now that it’s all VERY official, I can safely tell you:


Really! With an editor, and a publisher, and a terrifyingly large word count! I’m both elated and scared. Both of those feelings are probably valid.

What’s it about? I can’t tell you yet.

Who is it with? Interweave […]

Interview on the Kollabora blog

Head on over to the Kollabora blog to read my interview on making, knitting, and the DIY mindset. There’s also pictures on my dog and cat, if you’re into that kind of thing.


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Happy New Year! So far, 2013 has shot off like a bottle rocket, and is moving so fast I can hardly keep up.

Because it’s the new year, and everyone and their mama is talking about resolutions, I have goals on the brain. I try to think in terms of GOALS, not the often […]

Magic City Post is getting crafty...

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Have you seen my first post about the Birmingham craft scene at the Magic City Post? Take a look at my review of Kitschmas, a holiday event full of amazing art and handcrafted goods by local makers. And stay tuned for more crafty goodness from the Magic City as I post new articles in […]

What the heck is Sulia?

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If you follow me on Twitter or the Mercedes Knits Facebook page (You do, right? You don’t?! Well, let’s fix that right now.), you’ve probably noticed many of my new updates on general knitting and crochet news link through a site called Sulia.com.

What is Sulia?

Well the best (and funniest) description that I’ve heard […]