The Round-Up: Jan 2024

Meet the Round-Up.

The best of the month’s experiences that I want to share with you!  I’ve realized that I tend to neglect this space in between collection launches and also struggle to share my successes or other art I’m working on (that you can’t buy) so with the help of a brainstorming sesh with my little sister, The Round-Up was born!  I’ll be sending these emails out, and publishing a matching blog during the lfirst week of each month of the year.  It’ll give me a good chance to reflect and pick out a few things to share with you.  There will be nothing sales-y about these emails - the hope is that you get to know me better and perhaps find a new recipe to try, book to read or pattern to knit.

The Round-Up includes:

  1. The best book I’ve read that month. (Follow on @gpowersfilm to see all of the books I’ve read/listened to with ratings in my story highlights)
  2. A piece of art I’ve made or am making.
  3. Fave recipe I’ve cooked.
  4. Something cool I did outside!
  5. A cool work thing I want to share.

So, for January... drumroll please!

Books: I listened to Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown - loved the narrator and as a collegiate rower I loved listening to this while training because it brought me right back to mornings on the Lamoille River during college at UVM.  I just finished reading The Berry Pickers by Amanda Peters - set in Maine and a gift from my Aunt Victoria that I inhaled in a day.


Art: I’ve been simultaneously knitting two sweaters this month: Ali’s Sweater by S.Knits which I’m knitting in Explorer Knits and Fibers Rockies DK in the colors Fir and Sweater Weather and also the free pattern Winter League Pullover (for the third time) by Two of Wands.  Ali released a film that I made last summer about her business on the first of the year.  It was such a treat to combine my two passions and make a film about a female owned yarn company.

Food: A ramen recipe I found on Instagram! We fondly call it “TikTok Ramen” as that’s where my sister found the recipe. We FaceTimed one night and both happened to be making the same recipe and it’s been a regular addition to dinner meals this winter. @ellysplate 


Physical: I’ve been training for the American Birkebeiner this winter - my sister Dominique and I signed up for the 50km skate race and our mama Lisa signed up for the 29km classic race.  When in Montana I’ve been xc skiing at Lolo pass as there has been abysmal snow in Missoula.  I feel lucky that an hour in the car and a few thousand feet yields snow that’s been sticking around. Back in VT for the past couple weeks has had plentiful on-snow ski options and Dominique and her partner came to visit so we got a chance to skate ski a bit together as well. Slow and steady will be the name of the game and we’re super excited.


Work Things: Able. got into Bicycle Film Festival!! This is my first international film festival I’ve been accepted into. (Ever) and I’m thrilled to be able to share this piece in NYC and cities beyond later this spring.  

That's all for January! Stay tuned for February's Round Up!

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