The dreaded crinkly yarn

The dreaded crinkly yarn

Those of you who have made mistakes before that require extensive frogging (ripping out your knitting) are likely well acquainted with the meaning of individually rolled balls of yarn with crinkly yarn coming off of them. Yep. I’ve done some ripping of sleeves...
Welcome to the frog pond

Welcome to the frog pond

Sometimes you finish a knit and it’s just disappointing. That’s how I feel about Over the Top Top. Don’t get me wrong, it’s adorable in the sample photos, and perhaps could be with some alterations, but the moment I tried it on I had a feeling...
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...