Knitting

Knitstory

Back when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, before social media, people – and by people, I mean me – were knitting. I know, right!? You had to read that twice, didn’t you? No lie, it was happening and I have proof. This will be a bit of fun, but I have to warn you that these… Read More Knitstory

Blanket, Design, Knitting, Pullover, Scarf

Teasers

Somehow this (long) weekend got away from me. As you know, I normally post on Sundays, but yesterday was all about V-day togetherness with my Handsome Man, so I set aside today (aka Second Sunday) for the blog. However, this morning it came to my attention that I had a rather large number of compromised… Read More Teasers

Blanket, Cardigan, Design, Knitting, WIPs

Cracking the WIPs

Once again, my works-in-progress – aka WIPs – are OUTTA CONTROL!! (channeling a little Regis Philbin there). I’m stranded on WIP island. I feel like I’m knitting and knitting and knitting and nothing’s happening. Of course, stuff is actually happening – loops are getting pulled and pushed through other loops – but there’s no gratifying… Read More Cracking the WIPs

Crochet, Doll

Bern-ing Up

A little over 72 hours ago, I sauntered into my periodontist’s office for an appointment to have extra gum tissue grafted over 5 teeth – FIVE. In retrospect, I must have sailed in on that river in Egypt, because I entered the office in complete denial about what was going to happen when I left… Read More Bern-ing Up

Blanket, Design, Intarsia, Knitting

Blankety

I’ve been thinking about blankets. It’s quite fascinating that something so seemingly insignificant – a really big swatch of knitted or woven fabric – has a truly, well, significant place in our lives. Think about it – to a person, we are swaddled in one at birth. We snuggle under them on a cold day,… Read More Blankety

Gauge, Knitting, Shawl, Swatching

En-gauge-ment

Ah, gauge…the bane of many a knitters’ existence. We diligently swatch, block, and measure, and just when we think we’ve got it – it’s snatched away for seemingly no reason at all and we’re sent slinking back to the proverbial drawing board with our heads hung low as we fling that lying liar of a… Read More En-gauge-ment