If you give a girl a dress…

If you give a girl a dress…

…she’s going to ask for another one. And then she’s going to want a hat to go with it. And so on. We’ve come full spectrum from Zooey rejecting things I’ve knitted for her to having a running list of things I should knit for her next....
Fast, fast socks

Fast, fast socks

I got the opportunity to try another Knitcrate sock subscription box and this time I received some Buffalo Wool Co. Tracks Sport. The color is Amethyst. This isn’t a yarn I would have sought out for myself. I’ve never knitted socks in a heavier weight than...
Elemental rainbows

Elemental rainbows

I’m over the moon for this sweater. It was killing me not to wear it sooner because I love it so much, but I am strict about getting photos before creations leave the house. It makes me so happy to start the week in this sweater, Element by Kirsten Johnstone....
Invisible socks

Invisible socks

These simple, unobtrusive socks were the aforementioned project that I worked on for several weeks in Matt’s presence without him noticing them. I had teased him a little bit when I asked him if he knew what he was getting for Christmas. He assumed he would get...

Grinchy

I’m not a big fan of Christmas knitting. I like to knit for birthdays or hand off knitted items throughout the year just for fun. Mostly, I don’t like the pressure to finish things by a certain deadline because knitting is my coping skill and I like to use...
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...