Category knitting projects

FO Friday: Siobhan Part One – Yarn Travels and Love at First Sight

Every now and then, a project just jumps out at me. I see it and I know immediately that I need to make it. That was how the Siobhan shawlcame about. Last October, my mom and I took a trip to San Antonio, Texas. We did all the normal tourist things, saw the Alamo, visited […]

WIP Wednesday: Doomsday Mitts

First and foremost: a very Happy 8th Birthday to my niece, Sophie! And now back to the regularly scheduled post: One of the projects I’m working on right now is a dk weight fingerless mittens, that I’ve dubbed the Zombie Doomsday Mitts. The pattern, Rose Tyler Wrist Warmers (Ravelry link), were inspired by a pair […]

Fibery Exhibitionism

I’ve been knitting for almost ten years now, and my skills have developed considerably from the time I started. Like any artist, I’m proud of my accomplishments and try to take advantage of opportunities to showcase my work. Usually this comes in one of two forms, either posting pictures on various social media outlets (primarily […]

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of Every Four Years

Hello, my name is Nicole and I’m an Olympic Junkie. I love, love, love the Olympics. With the start of the summer games in London just hours away as I write this, I am looking forward to the next two weeks of Olympic goodness. And with the Olympics come the Ravelympics, or the Ravellenic Games. […]

Wouldn’t You Know It?

I’m a big fan of wooden knitting needles,they have a much better feel than plastic and are much warmer (and less noisy) than metal. With the exception of socks,* almost all of my projects are knitted on wooden needles. But, one problem with wooden needles is that they can break. In my experience, they don’t […]

Ambition or Insanity?

The other weekend, my mom and I went shopping. It was Mother’s Day and although it is one of the four days I have agreed to golf with minimal complaining and whining (the other three are my mom’s birthday, the Parent/Child Tournament, and a Breast Cancer Outing), we got through one hole when she decided […]

Project Talk: In a Slump

Lately I’ve been feeling rather blah about my knitting. Well, actually to be fair, I’ve been feeling rather blah about a lot of things, which just so happens to include my knitting. Not sure if it’s holiday stress, weather, the fact that I’ve been sick, or something else, but things are just very blah. Usually […]

Adventures in Sock Design: Episode Two- Off the Needles

Completed Socks Success! I have Mom’s birthday Green Bay Packer socks off the needle and presented to her on her birthday! My first pair of self-designed socks have been completed.For the most part, I’m happy with how they turned out. But, of course, there are things I’d like to change, adjust, and try again. My […]

Adventures in Sock Design: Episode One- A Bad Start

I’ve been knitting for some time now, eight years, give or take. During that time, I’ve tried my hand at designing some really simple projects, mainly iPod cozies, and modified some designs, like Sophie’s Avatar inspired hoodie. However, I never really have tried to create something of my own design from the ground up.For my […]