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
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
For an entire year it’s been starting me in the face…every…day. I can’t miss it. It’s right there on my swatch board. A beautiful failure. A deeply flawed elephant. No, really…totally an elephant, honest. See it there – mocking me? Yeah, yeah, it looks kinda cool…from a distance. But lean in and discover the horrors… Read More The Elephant in the Room
Last year I finished 28 projects: 9 sweaters (7 from start to finish), 6 cowls, 5 hats, 3 pairs of socks, 2 shawls, 1 baby blanket, 1 toy, and 1 pair of mitts. Now it begs to be asked: what can get done in 2021? Is 21 projects a reasonable goal? The number is right… Read More 21 FOR 21?