Mood boosting knits

Mood boosting knits

After the sweater that would never end really ended (pics soon) I felt a sense of freedom to cast on whatever I like. In the last few weeks I’ve been slammed by multiple irritating and lingering colds, so I needed some pick-me-up knits. I started some new socks...
Slow, slow fashion

Slow, slow fashion

As I am currently starting the sleeve cap shaping on Matt’s unnamed sweater, I decided it was time to block the front and back. I’m pleased to say that it blocked out to the exact dimensions I expected with no need to stretch and no feeling of...
Distractions

Distractions

Whilst I engage in some continued procrastination on sweater sleeves, it seemed exceedingly important to get another project going that could serve as a knit safe enough to take to the movie theater. I always have some knit that is simple enough to let me split focus...
The dreaded crinkly yarn

The dreaded crinkly yarn

Those of you who have made mistakes before that require extensive frogging (ripping out your knitting) are likely well acquainted with the meaning of individually rolled balls of yarn with crinkly yarn coming off of them. Yep. I’ve done some ripping of sleeves...
A matched pair

A matched pair

The Endpaper Mitts are finished and have been handed off to Zooey’s kindergarten teacher. I didn’t get to see her open them, so I’m just hoping she enjoys them! I’m glad to have them done. When I put my concentration on finishing the second one...
Socks I almost forgot!

Socks I almost forgot!

In the rush to get the second Endpaper Mitt done I totally forgot some socks I started in mid December when I was at the coolest psychotherapy conference ever. This yarn is the color Biker Chick in the Estrellita base from Miss Babs Yarns. The color was haunting my...
Solitary mitt

Solitary mitt

It feels like forever since I’ve blogged, even though it’s really only been about 11 days. The anxiety creeps up and I realize I’ve said nothing about knitting on the internet and must say something immediately. Here’s my proof of knitting in...
Baby pants are my favorite pants

Baby pants are my favorite pants

I wish I could show you these pants on my sweet and adorable niece, but alas in the festivities of Christmas I forgot to try for a photo like that. I did remember to take a hasty photo before I wrapped them in a package, so at least I can share those. These are a...
Endpaper love

Endpaper love

I adore this pattern. Endpaper Mitts is a free pattern by Eunny Jang that has been around for at least a decade, because it was about a decade ago that I made my first pair. I wore those for years and was devastated when I lost one of them while biking in 2011. I...
Aperture, the gradient version

Aperture, the gradient version

This version of Aperture Shawl was a little improvised at some stages. I used a Katia Gradient kit and planned on following the charts for the smaller shawl. I wanted to use as much yarn as I could by making additional repeats of the final shawl chart for as long as I...