Eleven years!

Eleven years!

Today marks my anniversary for 11 years of blogging. I’m pretty excited that I’ve made it this far. As an additional celebration, this afternoon I am heading to New York with my friend Michelle for the Dutchess County Sheep and Wool festival, that most...
Wrapped and ready for fall

Wrapped and ready for fall

Phew. This glorious knitted delicious monster of a shawl is finished, and I love it. It’s Dotted Rays by Stephen West. I opted to make the larger size and used slightly more yarn than specified by the pattern (more like 1,400 yards). I had gauge, so I’m...
Color shifts

Color shifts

I was avoiding this So Faded for a little while. For one thing, I really wanted to finish the gargantuan Dotted Rays, so I did (pictures soon). And secondly, I felt like the colors were off. This IG photo shows my original lineup of colors, working left to right. When...
Second sweater syndrome

Second sweater syndrome

I’m feeling a little SSS is happening for me. Usually that refers to Second Sock Syndrome, which is a common ailment among sock knitters, but in this case I mean sweater. I’m making a Little Oak for Zooey, which is the exact same color as the one I made...
So f*#cking colorful

So f*#cking colorful

This project imbues me with joy every time I pick it up. This is color therapy, people. After struggling through a charcoal colored sweater that took me 9 months to birth, I’m really freaking excited to be working with so much vibrant yarn. The pattern is So...
Fall? Anyone?

Fall? Anyone?

My long awaited Flaum is finished. I started this thing in January last year. That’s a long time for me to have a sweater on the needles. We had many ups and downs, mostly downs. The color (Cascade Heritage Solids in Charcoal) was something I really wanted in my...
Finally blocking!

Finally blocking!

My journey with Flaum has not been easy or simple. First, I believe that I got the ribbing backwards on one side of the collar. I didn’t worry about it and figured no one would notice, so carried on anyway. Then, I knit the Fisherman’s rib incorrectly for...
The unbearable lightness of green

The unbearable lightness of green

Words can’t describe how much I adore this combination of colors, or the joy I feel when I work on this project. I am at my final color. I changed it from the Cloudborn Merino I had set aside before to Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere in Bermuda Teal because...
In the golden afternoon

In the golden afternoon

Golden Orchids is a lovely (and free) pattern on Ravelry. I used Cloudborn Fibers Merino Superwash Sock Twist in Autumn Heather and I am delighted by the color. This is a piece that is going to a silent auction and I’m happy to hand it off and get back to the...
Knitting for a cause

Knitting for a cause

Knitting for charities is nothing new. Whether it’s for saving penguins from oil spills or warming up homeless folks or to help prevent shaken baby syndrome, if you want to put your needles (or hook) to work at helping others you can do it. My current project is...