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 […]

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 […]

At this moment, I don’t have much on the needles for Work In Progress (WIP) Wednesday. I have several projects in the hopper that I’m getting ready to cast on, but the only active project is the Hyperion Pullover. However, I haven’t progressed beyond the first sleeve. As of last night, I had about 3 […]

After a four and a half year hiatus, I have decided to start blogging again. What brought about this change? To put it simply, I miss it. I enjoy writing, I like the power of words, and a blog gives me an outlet to write. As I’m not sure that anyone actually will ever read […]

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 […]

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 […]

Look at this: That is a completed February Lady Sweater, it is done. And by done, I mean done, except for the buttons. Ends have been woven in, and it has been washed and blocked and I have already picked out and purchased the buttons, so I’m calling it done. And, I finished with a […]

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 […]

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. […]

I’d love to be one of those people who absolutely love to exercise. I wish my solution to a bad day was to hit them gym, that would make staying healthy so much easier. Unfortunately, I am not one of those people. I’ve tired several times to get onto the exercise bandwagon, but it never […]