In my last post, I showed off my Stormy-ish Sky shawl (so named because I sort of followed the pattern). As I do with each blog post I write, I cross posted to my personal Facebook page in hopes of getting more eyes on my blog. When I posted a picture of this shawl, a lot of people told me how beautiful it is. And it is, despite being riddled with mistakes. That is because I utilized my super power: “aggressively blocking.”
I knew it was only a matter of time. In the last few years I have taken knitting from a casual hobby to a lifestyle choice. I’m fairly certain if you cut into me, I would bleed super wash wool (to keep it from felting as it circulates of course). So when a friend from my weekly knitting group invited me to her monthly spinning circle, I think we both knew it was the beginning of the end of my spinning-free lifestyle. Read More
For Christmas, I’m knitting simple scarves and hats for each of my nephews. I’m using a bulky yarn on large needles so they are knitting up quickly.
I originally started these on US 11. With the yarn I chose, everything was coming out stiff and dense. Not what you want for a scarf that’s supposed to be squishy. With no size 12 on hand, I pulled out the first scarf and cast on again on US 13. The resulting scarf was super warm, thick and perfectly squishy. Plus, they knit up very fast.Read More
Whoa. Where did September go? One moment I’m sending my kids to school, writing a post featuring a picture of my daughter across the windshield of my car and the next moment it’s weeks later, I don’t have any new completed projects, I haven’t spent time searching patterns online and no new projects have been started. My knitting group has started asking when my Hitchhiker will be done. September was brutal for my knitting.Read More