As the gang at Sock Madness were keeping us on tender hooks awaiting the official warm up pattern, I decided I would just cast on a pair of my own and hope I could get it done before the actual warm up arrived. I thought I would make use of some self-patterning yarn, since I… Continue reading Neon Chevron
I just finished a pair of socks. I mean, that happens a lot around Capital Knitter town, I did knit something like 14 pairs last year. These ones were the last of my festive knitting, a pair I made from a friend’s stash. As I have been working away at these, the momentum towards this… Continue reading Gearing up for Sock Season
I knit myself a hat. This particular one is Josie, by Erica Jackofsky (Fiddle Knits), and the pattern is free until January 21, 2017. Unbelievably, I didn’t have any pink bulky yarn in my stash (I KNOW!), so I picked up some Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick at my closest Michael’s…and I did notice the… Continue reading Yes, I knit a pink hat
December has been a wild ride over here in Capital Knitter land. It’s certainly a good thing we started that gift knitting back in the summer, or none of it would have gotten done! But I’m here today to give you a lengthy report on allll my holiday knitting. So settle in for a longish-read.… Continue reading Holly Daze
I gifted another one of my super seekrit knitting projects last night! My pal, and lovely blog reader, has a November birthday, so logically, I sat down and knit for it in August. She loves sugar skulls, and some time ago, I had come across the Calaveras pattern by Jenny Penny for stranded mittens, and… Continue reading Secrets Revealed!
Goodness! Is November making a whooshing sound? It’s going really quite fast I think. I was going to sit down and tell you all about the Eastern Ontario Needler’s Retreat (EONR) as soon as I got home…that was over a week ago now! Time flies when you’re having fun, right? Last year, I had such… Continue reading Catching Up
One of the side effects from my carpal tunnel surgery has been that my hands are often cold. Like, abnormally cold. I’m told it might go away in a year or two. So, for now, I’m obsessed with the idea of mittens, and fingerless gloves and basically anything that can keep my digits, palms and wrists… Continue reading Warm Hands