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!
I’m pretty sure I should be freaking out with anxiety-itis about now, but…nope. Believe it or not, I’ve got things under control. Never mind that I just cast on my final Xmas gift today – I’ve got it in hand (literally – it’s a pair of fingerless gloves). Last week, however, was a different story.… Read More Feelin’ Surprisingly Chill
I made some ultra cute stuff this week. Seriously…you’re going to die. I won’t even bother with a bunch of pre amble. Words can’t. Here’s the knitted one: This is Pug With Anorak by Barbara Prime from her book, Fuzzy Knits. Bursting at the seams with so much adorable, it should be illegal. I even… Read More Brace yourself…
There are few things more heartbreaking than working so unbelievably hard on something and really really really wanting and expecting to love it, only to have it not work out the way you’d imagined. I am sad. Looking at this sweater on its shelf in my closet makes me sad. Putting it on and… Read More Stonecutters Saga
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!