I talk a lot about my friend Aknitica on here. I realized recently she has really taught me almost everything important I know about knitting – she was there at the beginning when we were retail co-workers who would get together and have rice krispie treats at her apartment and I would knit dish cloths… Continue reading Yarn-Mazing!
I never anticipated finishing NaKniSweMo with time to spare. In fact, I figured I’d be lucky to be done in time for my surgery at all. So now I find myself in a strange place with a week of “unscheduled free time”. And no serious knitting projects on the go. Thankfully, I have socks. Because… Continue reading Unscheduled Free Time
I DID IT!!!! I won at NaKniSweMo!!! I win a gorgeous new sweater! Once those sleeves were done, I really sailed through the rest. I mean, I had to figure out a bunch of stuff from there on out, which is probably what took up the most time. I learned how to seam shoulders. And… Continue reading Winner/Gagnant!
This week was all sleeves all the time. Someone on the Ravelry forum called this phase “Sleeve Island” and I haven’t been able to get that out of my head. After a false start and a helpful Youtube video, I did get them going two-at-at-time, for my sanity and to promote symmetrical mistakes, which seems… Continue reading A sojourn on Sleeve Island
Here we are at the half-way point of NaKniSweMo already! And I think I might be more than half way through this sweater! I hope so, because its going to have a bit of finishing work to do at the end so I’m trying to make sure I leave myself a day or two to… Continue reading Full Bodied
First of all, my NaKniSweMo project (Good Grades) is coming along swimmingly! I actually can’t believe how much progress I’ve made this week and how sweatery it’s looking! My hands are a bit grumpy about it – the already surgeried one gets stiff sometimes, the one going under the knife gets tingly in the mornings,… Continue reading Progress Update and a Weekend with my People
So by now, you have likely gathered that I am an occasionally silly person, with silly ideas. At aquafit on Friday, I had one what is likely of my sillier ideas. I was thinking about how my husband is doing Movember (you should sponsor him, he shaved off his beard of 10 years to grow… Continue reading Tiny Birdies and a Silly Plan