Chelsea

Meet Chelsea! Chelsea is an Oregon girl obsessed with knitting and fibers.

The photo on the left was taken in Bend, OR, on the Deschutes River Trail by Chelsea’s brother @ryhansen who is a photographer.

What are your favorites right now?
Yarn Store: I love Knitting Bee in Portland. They have a wide selection of yarns, and I constantly find myself buying too much when I visit!
Yarn: Despondent Dyes! – hand dyed in Corvallis, OR. It has the best names and gorgeous colors. I own nearly every colorway of it.

Why do you knit?: I knit because I love creating things. Watching the yarn get shaped into sweaters (and socks and cowls and whatever else) fills me with such happiness. I also adore the feeling of cozy woolen garments, so having the freedom to make those is satisfying.

Most challenging project (and why?): I have a colorwork sweater that will be the death of me – I’ve had to restart it three times due to tension issues with my stranded floats. It’s sitting in my project bag and I pull it out when I feel ambitious.

What’s your new favorite thing?: My new favorite thing is something that is quite old – I recently picked up a vintage handknit sweater coat and I’m in love! It’s peach and fuzzy and absolutely wonderful. The creator hand-sewed a lining into it which makes it feel even more glamorous.


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