Hooray for algebra!

Hooray for algebra!

A couple of Knit Picks catalogs ago, Zooey saw the Lewisburg Pullover as she was looking through the catalog, and she said she had to have it. I was excited to have a project that she was enthusiastic about from the start. For all of those folks that say they never...
Matchy matchy

Matchy matchy

I am delighted to have both of these sweaters finished, photographed, and already worn several times by the kids. I even made sure to get name labels in them before I let them wear them out of the house. As an added bonus, they love them and don’t mind wearing...
Sweater needs

Sweater needs

I’m happy that Zooey is fully out of her knitwear reluctance that she was in a year or so ago. I really am. However, she now seems to want to create her own queue of things I must knit for her. She saw Lewisburg Pullover in a copy of Knit Picks I had laying...
Oh, Rhinebeck

Oh, Rhinebeck

The New York Sheep and Wool Festival, aka “Rhinebeck” was an absolute delight! I got to see many lovely folks I follow online, including several designers like Diana Walla, Alexis Winslow, and Ysolda Teague that I went all fangirl about at the Ravelry...
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...