How come the lazy days of summer are always so busy? I picked up 10 Secrets of the LaidBack Knitters to read how other yarn lovers slow the pace of life with their craft. I really enjoyed the stories, but I don’t think I’ll make any of the patterns, so [...]
Still working on the honey cowl. I’m making progress, but it’s slow going. I pretty much only work on it at my daughter’s soccer practice and at knitting group. I was tempted to skip tonight. It’s cold and rainy/sleety/slushy/snowy out. I’m glad I went, though. I have a feeling I might be [...]
Last night at knitting group, one of our members brought two huge bags of yarn she was destashing. I told her I had a friend who would love it and brought it home with me. I’m pretty sure my friend doesn’t have a ball winder and lot of the yarn was from [...]
Last night I was knitting while watching a movie and didn’t pay too much attention to my yarn. Today when I pulled my project out at soccer practice, I found I only had a tiny ball left. Luckily, I had a second hank in my bag, but it needed to be wound [...]
If you spend time on Facebook and Twitter, you’ve probably noticed a lot of red squares with pink equal signs. It is a way for people to show their support for marriage equality. I wanted to do more than just change my social media avatars, so I knit up a [...]
I was expecting more of a textured look to the Honey Cowl, but using a variegated yarn is giving the loops a personality of their own. I like it.
This project has been on my lap for most of the last week, but hasn’t progressed all that much. I was sick, my [...]
I’m pleased with how this project turned out. It was really hard to capture the black on black stitches, but you get the idea. It’s less noticeable than in the photo.
One thing I found helpful while navigating all those dark stitches was to thread a contrasting yarn [...]
This sweater was a lucky garage sale find a few years ago. I practically live in this thing during the winter. It’s made of cotten and is like wearing a cozy blanket around the house.
The elbows have been worn thin. I tried to fix it last year and didn’t do [...]
Boheme #3 is finished! Pics to come soon.
I’m finally casting on the Honey Cowl with my new yarn. Yay!
resource: A friend of mine has been talking up the crochet cast on and I had her show it to me last week at knitting group. It’s [...]