I love knitting sweaters. I knit often and I knit fairly fast. Ergo, i should knit a lot of sweaters. Um, nope. Sadly, this has historically not been the case. I am a master at planning, swatching, and starting sweaters, but I am also easily distracted and fickle. Once a sweater is fully underway, my… Read More In Praise of WIP Monogamy
Why? Why can’t I knit in season? I cast on a cotton tee shirt in August. I whipped up a rustic, bulky cardigan in January (where I live, it’s already too warm for rusticbulky things by mid-February). I absorbed myself in designing a super bulky scarf after the local cherry blossoms made their annual appearance.… Read More Knitting White After Labour Day
Earlier this month, I went on an A-MAZING knitting adventure in northern British Columbia. 40 knitters took over an entire passenger car of a Via Rail train. We spent six delightful hours knitting, socializing, cocktailing (dang right, cocktail is a verb), gasping at the glorious scenery, and generally swooning in our knittery-immersive environment. I know…looks… Read More Fading on a Train
Since 2019 began, I’ve been a bit of a whirling dervish in the new projects department, and considering my low tolerance for disorganization, serious action was required. A week or so ago, I lost my senses and agreed to do a test knit for Tin Can Knits. As usual, the deadline is tight and I’m… Read More Project Management
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
Oh, wow. I had a life-changing email exchange with knitting guru Sally Melville yesterday – (Hiya, Sally!) You can read our exchange on her blog here: sallyknits – jumping the fence The short version is that I wrote her to ask a question about a knitting design drafting issue that I haven’t been able to… Read More Sally Melville Winds Me Up!