Hooray! It’s a fait accompli. I won’t bore you with too many details, just the good stuff…loads of pretty pictures. All the finishing is crochet. The joins are continuous flat braid. The border is a round of single crochet scallop stitch in the Feather Grey, then a round of reverse single crochet in the Summer… Read More All Together Now
Essay: How I Spent My 2017 (well, some of it anyway) Every month last year, I knit a couple of these: Yup, that’s 30 blocks – not yet joined – we’ll get to that part. First, how and why… You may recall back in September, I gave a sneak preview of a handful of the… Read More A Year in the Life (of a knitter)
Seems there’s this thing that happens when you’ve been knitting for, well, ever – you start to believe that the rules don’t apply to you. The latest issue of Knitscene has a most charming polarbearsnowflake hat. All the cute, right? I showed the pattern to my knitting group at work yesterday and they challenged me… Read More When will I Learn?
This is kinda sorta-ish the second part of summer vacation post. So, while we were travelling by map around BC and Alberta this summer, we happened upon (okay, deliberately sought out) some retail establishments that carried my favorite products, yarn, and yarn related stuff. I also scooped a few choice items at Vancouver’s Knit City… Read More Urges and Acquisitions
I love a good road trip. The scenery, the tunes and audiobooks, the snacking and stops for ice cream…all good stuff. But the very, very best part of road-surfing one’s way through a vacation? The primo knitting time. Hours and hours of uninterrupted, guilt-free knitting. Pure bliss. This year, our main vacation ended up split… Read More Knit-Ventures from First Vacation
I think we can all agree that Ravelry is a handy-dandy tool for managing our knitterly holdings (yarn) and desires (queue and favorites). So handy, in fact, that I can tell you with absolute accuracy that I have 127 musthaveknitwantnow projects in my queue and 175 yarnalicious entries in my stash. Surely I need not… Read More Mr. Q meets Ms. Stash
Tiny shawl collar cardigans, wee work socks, miniature sweater vests. Yup – super cutey cute cuteness. There’s no denying it. I’m as guilty as anyone of scrolling through a highway of Pinterest posts, saving, queuing, liking, and cooing over dozens and dozens of sweet little baby knitted stuffs. AND I now have two, not one,… Read More The Unbearable Cuteness of Baby Knits
I am such a smarty-pants-know-it-all. Patterns, shmatterns – when you really know what you’re doing, they are just guidelines, right? Sometimes, even the smarty-pantsest of us need to follow direction and take advice. Especially when doing something we haven’t done before… Steeks. That sounds a lot like EEEEEK for a reason. In case you’ve never… Read More Steek Learning Curve
Sorry about my absence (again) last week, but I was sick. Crazy sick. Stupid sick. I had the wickedmeankiller cold that ate Manhattan. This wasn’t just a cold, it was a Cold…dripping with icicles, frostbite, and phlegm. I do not exaggerate. I could breathe not – not through my sinuses filled with cement – not… Read More Shawl We or Shawln’t We? That is the Question…
Yes, I’ve been AWOL, but for a very good reason…really, honest, and for true. My very perfect and wonderful HE (Husband Equivalant) surprised me on Christmas Day with tickets to NEW YORK CITY, which was incredible enough and brought me to tears… And then… I opened a box that contained an email telling me I… Read More VKLive New York New York!