It took a few false starts, but I managed to both start and finish the matching cowl for my hat and mitten set today! I did go with the Whipped Cream Cowl, and I found some size 19 needles, which compared to the toothpicks I’m usually knitting socks on, feel like tree trunks. I mixed up… Continue reading Cowl, Set and Match!
I went for a check-up with the hand doctor yesterday and have the all clear to knit (and do anything else) as I am now in a place where I can’t damage the work they did! So how did I celebrate? By finishing that pair of socks of course!!! To review, these are the Vanilla Latte sock… Continue reading All Clear!
Don’t get too excited. I don’t have a finished object every Friday. But after a slight pause following my two knitting dates on Tuesday (and some moderate hand complaints following that), I present to you: Quick Bulky Mittens. Woooot! In conversation with my knitting buddy Tuesday evening, it was becoming obvious there would be most of… Continue reading Finished Object Friday!
Since that amazing trip to Nova Scotia in July, I’ve been on a so-called “Yarn Diet”. It was pretty easy at first, since my hand was totally incapacitated for a while. But on Tuesday, I met a friend at Wabi Sabi and had to actually encounter gorgeous wool in person, with a fairly functional hand. So… Continue reading Things I Didn’t Buy
From outside, I imagine knitting seems like a solitary pursuit. And it certainly can be. Knitting has helped keep me entertained alone in lots of situations – waiting rooms, when the husband is away, really anytime where I am on my own and want to fill my brain with activity, knitting is there for me.… Continue reading Knitting Connections
I have dreams. Goals. Obsessions. Ideas. Projects or patterns I just keep coming back to again and again. I think about them often. I plan about them. I scheme about them. Yet somehow, I never get to actually knitting them. Or at least, not yet. Thought I’d share a few of them with you today,… Continue reading Knitterly Dreams
I like the term Work In Progress (in knitter jargon this is frequently shortened to WIP). I know a lot of knitters have a pile of shame, or find the WIP pile to be a source of frustration. But for me, it’s a nice idea, having these things that are coming along, making their way… Continue reading Works In Progress