After the never-ending Christmas scarf and the knit and knit-again hat, I wanted a simple project using one of my special yarns (those are the expensive or high-quality skeins all in one box that my family has been given special instructions for upon my death). Based on how this particular project is knitting up, apparently I will be the proud owner of my very own crack in time.
I love the look of boot cuffs and figured they would be be a super quick on-the-go project (yay for additional Christmas gifts!). Knit in Lion Brand Yarns Wool-Ease Thick & Quick, it is indeed super quick. Based on how fast this project is and how much of that yarn I have left over from my Christmas project over-purchase, I might possibly end up handing out boot cuffs to strangers out shopping.Read More
It’s October and I’ve finished the projects on my needles that were taking forever. Now a couple quick Christmas gifts for some of my favorite people. Last year I made two of my nephews quick and simple hats out of bulky yarn. This year I thought I’d make a hat and scarf set for all of my nephews. It’s a basic hat from The Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns. The hat seems like it might be small and it’s certainly dense. I think I’ll try larger needles next time.Read More
That’s the name I have given my modified socks: Sorta Peaky. I’m using two patterns for this sock. The foundation is the Beginner Toe Up Socks for Magic Loop. I’ve knit this pattern before (in worsted) and really like the simplicity. The pattern is Peaks ‘n’ Valleys. This is a simple two row repeat. So easy I don’t need any kind of cheater (paper, counter) when I pull it out while on the go.Read More
If you dig around in the nooks and crannies of my house, you will find unfinished projects all over. As with a lot of knitters, I start a project and then find a new pattern or a pretty new yarn that just must. be. knit. NOW. Right now, I’m in that danger zone. I have three active projects. That is the limit of my attention span. If I’m not careful, something new and pretty might catch my eye leading me to abandon one of these projects. And that would be a pity.Read More
Sunday afternoons tend to be a quiet time at the homestead. I often spend the afternoon ignoring housework and deciding what to knit next.
Socks are a really portable project. My Hitchhiker shawl is getting a little long to pull out for a quick stitch break and 198 yds. of Heaven is not a portable project. A simple sock project seemed to be the next best option to start.Read More