Once again, my works-in-progress – aka WIPs – are OUTTA CONTROL!! (channeling a little Regis Philbin there). I’m stranded on WIP island. I feel like I’m knitting and knitting and knitting and nothing’s happening. Of course, stuff is actually happening – loops are getting pulled and pushed through other loops – but there’s no gratifying… Read More Cracking the WIPs
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?
I’ve been wading…swimming…drowning…in new knitted-thing ideas recently. And when I have an idea…I SWATCH…and swatch and swatch and swatch. Then, unable to chose between one of the brand new shiny things or one of the already-in-progress-but-I-really-want-it things, I am paralyzed. Staring at the television. My knitting things staring right back at me. A couple nights… Read More All Things Considered
I apologize in advance, but there’s no way around bragging for a minute here. People often tell me that they’ve never seen handknitting as…well…for lack of a better word…professional, as mine (blush). It’s a lovely compliment, of course, but I totally get where they are coming from. I’ve seen a lot of what I would… Read More Put that in Your Pipe, Sherlock
I’m bringing Vodka Lemonade to the office. Well, at least to the office knitters. I have a fantastic workplace – the benefits abound – not the least of which includes a lovely, talented, and eager-to-learn community of crafters. Every few weeks, we get together for show-and-tell, tutorials, and motivation. And each year I guide them… Read More Office Cocktails
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