Hey, Maker Friends! I know, I know…I’ve been neglecting this blog in favour of my shiny new YouTube podcast. I am very very most humbly apologetic for that, but seriously, folks, there are only so many hours in a day and I still have TWO DAY JOBS. Okay, enough excuses. Having said that, I really… Read More Step Away From That Row Counter!
Wonders will never cease. I finally finally finally got my “act” together and filmed my first YouTube channel video. Whoop whoop! Knicoleknits Under the Influence – Episode 1 – Hold My Martini… Show Notes: Mini Unbearable Hoodie Whippet (what I was wearing) Leerdam Advanced Cowl Saxe Point Socks Blume Pullover Westbourne (Night) Pullover Stephanie Pearl-McPhee… Read More I’m a YouTuber!
Remember how I said 2022 was The Year of Crochet? Yeah, well, truth be told it’s a lot more like the Year of Knicoleknits Learning Crafting Humility. Here’s me all “I’m an expert knitter and crochet is really just knitting with a hook, so hold my martini, I got this…” Um – well – perhaps… Read More The Fast and the Making Me Furious
Hey, maker-peeps…s’up? In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been like, um, kinda sorta away for a bit. And why, pray tell, did I abandon my beloved blog for, like, EV-VER??? Reasons abound, but to keep a long story short(ish – y’all know who you’re dealing with here) last year was annus insania. That’s Latin for… Read More What Absence Makes
Variety is the spice of life. People say that. So, why oh why, on any deity’s green Earth would we (the royal we) want to knit the same project more than once??? Surely, you ask, that’s a rhetorical question, isn’t it? Well, my knitters, sit down, hold my beer martini, and hang on to your… Read More It Bears Repeating
Yeah, I know. The title of this post makes it sound like a made-for-TV Hallmark movie. I can’t help it that the folks at Hallmark are marketing geniuses. Just let it go and settle into a comfy chair by the fire with some rum and eggnog and listen to my seasonal story… Once upon a… Read More A Kelmscott for Christmas
I’ve been getting all philosophical about my knitting lately. Mostly what that means is I’ve been thinking about the “why” of my knitting quite a lot. I’m realizing that time is not on my side, people. Yeah, yeah, I’m only in my mid-fifties, but still, my knit-related bucket list is long…really really long. Every minute… Read More A Pointless Wrap
Many kids have a special fondness for a particular blanket. Sometimes that fondness borders on Linus Van Pelt-esque neurosis, as many a parent could attest, but I’m not gonna judge. Blankets rock. I know it – you know it. I talked all about it in a previous post. My grandkids are no different. They love… Read More The Eyes Have It
It was supposed to be a simple, long, stockinette/rib cardigan that would show off my oh-so-pretty New York colorway Color Adventures cashmere sock yarn. Simple. It was supposed to be simple. So, why oh why, nine months post cast on, with a half sweater worth of teeny tiny loops pulled through loops, did I find… Read More The One That Almost Wasn’t
In case you haven’t noticed, I’m a sweater knitter. Yeah yeah yeah, on occasion I dabble with shawls and cowls and socks (oh, my!), but sweaters are really my jam. Now, I’m going to admit something that the knitting industry tries to downplay (gotta sell those patterns and yarn and classes, after all), but most… Read More After-Market Modifications