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...
Twin soles

Twin soles

Matt and I now have matching socks. I’ve had mine for some time, but I got the opportunity to try out some Regia 6-ply from the first Arne and Carlos line in my¬†favorite colorway, Fall Night. Knitting socks in the 6-ply version are much much faster. I believe I...
Timely and secretive knits

Timely and secretive knits

I’ve been knitting Matt about one sweater a year since we’ve gotten married. December is our anniversary month and it seemed time to tackle another sweater. He really wanted something in fingering weight, and navy. At Rhinebeck I came across Miss Babs...
Stash management

Stash management

I went a little crazy the day before Thanksgiving and went through my stash. I should have been solely focused on getting our house ready for hosting the next day, but I got that inspirational urge/itch that won’t go away. I started with the UFO basket in the...
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...