A sweater that makes me question my sanity

A sweater that makes me question my sanity

I’m mad at this sweater. Sometimes I want to throw it across the room or shove it into a project bag and put off thinking about it for a year. Perhaps I should have ripped it out (for the third time) awhile ago. This is a case where I want the finished object...
From tragedy to triumph

From tragedy to triumph

A couple of weeks ago I was diligently prepping winter knits for the summertime, washing them to store in the cedar chest. I was in a bit of a rush and not remembering that my new Still Light hadn’t really gotten all of it’s color bleeding out in the wash...
And then I ripped it all out…

And then I ripped it all out…

When you have a creeping feeling in your gut that something is just not right with your knitting, you should pause, take a deep breath, and reread your pattern. And then maybe reread it again. And again, if necessary. I actually did that a couple of times and I kept...
A twice-knitted sweater

A twice-knitted sweater

Charlotte got a sweater for Christmas. I ended up knitting 85 percent of it twice because I would have run out of yarn otherwise. It was a bit of an adventure. The pattern is called Romane or Roman. The yarn problem was not with the pattern, though I think they could...

Grrrrrrrrrr

So this happened: I was a mere 1.5 inches from finishing Marin and I ran out of yarn. A knitter’s worst nightmare. I measured the remaining skein at the halfway point and I had over half of the ball left. I’m not sure how this happened, but apparently I...

If 1500 other knitters can do it, so can I

I started a Marin a couple of days ago. I’ve had the pattern for awhile, and even the yarn in mind that I thought would be perfect for it. I just hadn’t been in a shawl mood for a really long time. Since spring seems finally just around the corner, it is a...