Proper Motion

A new design, Proper Motion ♥ made by me exclusively for Northfield Yarn!

I completely LOVED working with Cestari dk, a wonderfully soft cotton with just a hint of wool ♥ I fell hard for the muted color palette that it’s offered in was just too perfect!

© AMANDA OCHOCKI Proper Motion shophop 2015 (1)

A few things:
♥ I wanted to design a sophisticated cowl with fantastic structure, but also wanted it simple, enduring and classic.
♥ Even though I prefer to wear it loose (no tie) I wanted an optional cord for gathering it into lovely pleats, either horizontally or vertically.
♥ I wanted it deep and full and for it to breathe beachy summer when worn over a tank top or tee, but still be beautiful when worn in spring, fall and winter.

A Few More Things:
♥ The size is completely adjustable in length and depth (as written, it measures 15” x 42”)
♥ I think this would be beautiful in fingering weight ..or lace weight ..or worsted weight ..or even all the way up to chunky!
♥ Proper Motion is the measurement or observed motion of celestial bodies (stars) relative to the imaginary fixed background of other more distant stars over a period of many many years or centuries. (♥)
♥ I hope you love it xoxo!

March Special

March has always been special, mostly because it’s my birthday month and I am a total present & cake HOG!

© AMANDA OCHOCKI + chalklegs little chalklegsBut this year is little different for me, I’m turning 40 ..dang at one time that seemed so old! I’ve been blissfully in love with the boy I met when I was just a girl and we’ve been together longer than we’ve been apart (aww I love you!) We created an unbelievable daughter who is our best parts gathered into one, who bravely left the familiar comfort of the Midwestern landscape, headed East to find what completes her and is becoming more and more absolutely incredible in every way (and I am handling it so much better with each passing day ..happily with much less woe!) I am in such a fantastic place and want to be even more grand from here out ♥

chalklegs birthday sale mini

Lets begin with a SALE!! 25% off NINETEEN HUNDRED HOUSE & WESTSIDE APARTMENT patterns neither, either or both!


NOTE: this sale is only set to work in my ravelry shop, at checkout choose buy it now or add to cart, then click “use a coupon code” and enter BIRTHDAY :)

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In other fantastic Marchy things, I’m excited to announce that I’m featured in the March volume of Knitsy Magazine (Knitsy issue18). I always thought my self-descriptive of “I live in a tiny little house, in a tiny little town, my life is calm and quiet ..I am perfectly content being a bore.” was really pretty accurate and that no one would ever be interested in me or my silly junk ..well, thank you so much guys xoxo