Category knitting

Stitch and Pitch

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 […]

Project Slump

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. […]

What Do You Want to Be?

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 […]

FO Friday: Siobhan Part 2 – The Magic of Blocking

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 […]

WIP Wednesday: Third Time’s the Charm (Hyperion Pullover)

There are times when knitting can be frustrating.  Mistakes happen, it is inevitable. Some mistake you fix, some you just go on and learn to live with them, and some force you to scrap everything and start over. And that has been the story with the Hyperion Pullover, twice. The first time, after about five […]

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: Clearview Cowl

Progress has been very slow and very uneventful on the Hyperion Pullover. The yolk is a honeycomb lace pattern, which looks very nice and will be delightful for a summer sweater, but is also rather time consuming to knit. It is also one of those stitch patterns where I actually have to pay attention when […]

FO Friday: Tauremorna Mitts

When I first started knitting, I thought fingerless gloves were one of the dumbest things ever. I didn’t understand why anyone would want a pair of gloves that doesn’t cover their fingers. I live in Wisconsin, I understand cold temperatures and dressing for the weather, fingers are the part of the hand that get cold […]

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 […]

WIP Wednesday: Bigger on the Inside

By now it is no secret, I love my iPad. For day to day use, it has replaced my laptop (though I still need the laptop for a couple of things, including printing). When I first got my iPad, I purchased a couple of accessories to ensure that it was protected (especially after the nasty […]