It feels like it has been a long, long time since I have actually finished a knitting project. Between preparing for the AAP test, and life in general, my knitting time had been pretty limited. But, now, I have reason to celebrate, as I am finally done with my speckled space socks, which I started back […]

Overall, I have a pretty good finishing rate on my knitting projects. It may take a while (sometimes a long while), but I usually end up with a finished object. Every now and then, however, I run into that project that I just cannot get through. Try as I might, I just cannot get the […]

I love cooking and baking. And it is one of those things that I like to share with Kiddo. So when, back in July, I came across foodstirs and their baking kit subscription service, I decided to give it a try. Every other month, the send a themed baking kit, with organic mixes and all […]

Every summer, a couple of my girlfriends from high school and I try to get together for a couple of days. Well, mostly every summer, I think we’re 3 out of the last 4 summers, which is pretty good, if you ask me. This year, we decided to check out Galena, IL. Two of us, […]

I’ve been pretty down lately. Actually, for most of the summer. I’m sitting here, staring at two unfinished and unpublished posts from two and three months ago and wondering what happened. Except, I know what happened. Me, I happened. Every so often, I fall into a sort of spiral where I feel like everything is […]

Summer started off with a bang around here (I know, it isn’t really summer, yet, but Memorial Day weekend has come and gone, so let’s call it close enough). It seems like the past couple of weekends have been full with very little time for knitting, writing, or much else. I’m hoping to get a […]

I’m a left handed knitter. During my knitting journey, I have discovered two (very different) attitudes about lefties and knitting. Knitting is two handed, so there is no right or left handed knitting. Knit the same way as everyone else and move on. Left handing knitting is really a thing, left handed knitting is done […]

I’m in a knitting slump. I haven’t even picked up needles and yarn for almost two weeks now. I’m just a couple of inches shy of finishing my Clearview Cowl. If I really dug in and stuck to it, I could have it finished by the end of the week. But I’m bored with it. […]

So, I have this yarn. It is Adorn Luxe by Three Irish Girls. The colorway is called “When Doves Cry,” it is a lovely grey base with purple speckles. It is delightfully squishy and soft. I picked up the yarn at Wisconsin Craft Market in Madison. If you ever find yourself in Madison, I highly recommend […]

Blocking is one of those things that not every knitter does. My mom, for example has been knitting for years and had never blocked a project up until about three years ago. I don’t know that she has blocked on since. I’m a big fan of blocking, though it isn’t something that I do on […]