Lacy distractions

Lacy distractions

When I bound off Ishbel the other day I decided I had to cast on another shawl. Trying hard not to just repeat one I’ve done and loved, I looked around on Ravelry and fell in love with the simple elegance of Aperture Shawl. The smaller size uses just one skein...
Oh baby.

Oh baby.

I have a new baby to knit for and she’s due in July. My brother and his girlfriend are expecting, so naturally I must knit them a baby blanket. My favorite go-to baby blanket is a Pinwheel Blanket. When I decided I would make one I went looking for some fun kits...
Comfort lace

Comfort lace

It’s no secret that I am a repeat knitter when it comes to a pattern I love. This pattern, Ishbel, and this is my fifth time to knit it. I think this is my most knitted pattern, aside from simple stockinette socks. It has become a comfort knitting project for...
Littler Oak

Littler Oak

I repeat myself when it comes to knitting. A lot. this is my third time to make Little Oak by Alana Dakos, and it won’t be my last, even for this year. Last week I stumbled across this gorgeous magenta Manos Alegria at my LYS and I bought all four of the skeins...
Shawl season

Shawl season

Fantoosh is finished and I love it dearly. This was a fun and relaxing knit that also let me work at a looser gauge to give my wrist and arm a break from smaller gauge knits. I used most of a skein of Colinette Jitterbug in Elephant’s Daydream. Aside from...
Bison socks

Bison socks

Behold, some finished Hermione’s Everyday Socks out of Buffalo Wool Co. Tracks Sport in Amethyst. These are sport weight socks, so I was able to cast on 75% of my usual amount of stitches and for the most part every time I put work into them they flew by. They...
Fantooshtic

Fantooshtic

Lately I’ve been having some right arm and wrist aches. That always freaks me out a bit and I try my best to slow down with the knitting. I’ve been trying to help things by alternating between sport weight socks and a worsted weight sweater, but...
Everyday resistance knitting

Everyday resistance knitting

If you’re into knitting and politics you’ve probably already heard of the Pussy Hat Project. This post is quite belated for the marches that happened all over the country and world at the end of January, but I finally finished one of these Pussy Hats for...
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...
Seventy-five percent of the work

Seventy-five percent of the work

I got the opportunity to try out some Regia 6-ply yarn in my very favorite Arne and Carlos colorway, fall night. Recently I got a hole in a pair of Regia socks and contacted their customer service to replace the yarn (since they have that 10 year guarantee listed on...