Projects that decide they are for someone else

Projects that decide they are for someone else

I thought these socks were for me when I started them. I truly did. This pattern is the Staccato Socks pattern from Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarn. The yarn is Bittersweet Woolery Guilty Pleasures in Crocus. This yarn is special to me. I bought it at my first...

Wild sleeve love

Though I have sock projects that I technically started before this, I am working in order of excitement as far as blog posting goes. These are the sleeves for an Element by Kirsten Johnstone that I started on December 1st. I almost never start with sleeves, but I was...
Small human in a sweater

Small human in a sweater

Small humans are somewhat difficult to photograph, but they are among my favorite beings to knit for. This little sweetheart is my new niece. I made her a Little Oak by Alana Dakos. The smallest size of the pattern is 6 months, so that’s what I made for this wee...
Backwards, but cozy

Backwards, but cozy

Charlotte’s Gathering Stripes is finished and moments after I placed the buttons on the funnel neck it was on her body. I think it brings just the right amount of cozy. I used a gradient kit by Black Trillium in the Pebble Sock base. The color of the kit is...

Safety

Safety is something many of us take for granted. This week feelings of safety have been greatly shaken for many people in the United States. While I understand that some people vote along party lines no matter what, or vote for a single issue (like abortion), I am in...
Election Day Sweater

Election Day Sweater

It’s election day, United States readers. Please go vote if you haven’t already and you are able. I don’t care who you vote for (well, actually I do but I won’t go there), as long as you get out and vote. Pictured in this sweater, pattern...
Is it ever going to get cold?

Is it ever going to get cold?

I’m working away on a Gathering Stripes for Charlotte. The smallest size is a 2T. She’s quite petite–wearing a 12 month size at 18 months, so I am working this at a slightly smaller gauge (7 sts to the inch) to make up for some of the size...
Socktober?

Socktober?

Happy Halloween, friends! I finished a pair of socks that I started in, ahem, July. Thanks, Ravelry for keeping me accountable! A few years back people focused on knitting a pair in socks and called it Socktober. It seems lately Socktober has come to mean donating...

Closer and closer

Rift is hanging out on the blocking board, finally. I started this sweater ALMOST A YEAR AGO. I kept thinking it was last March in my head, but then when I went to Ravelry to look, it shows that I started it at the end of January. Wowza. Slow fashion, indeed. This...