Block Party

Oh, the needles have been very busy lately. Sometime in late October I decided to knit a certain amount of holiday gifts. My goal was to use existing stash yarn + patterns for all the projects. I ended up having a lot of fun searching patterns in my Ravelry and real libraries.  A few of … Continue reading Block Party

FO: Green Tea

After knitting through a few sizing hiccups, making modifications, and pushing through all that delicious stockinette, I'm pleased with this tee!  This was a learning experience as usual, and while I like the finished piece, there is room for improvement next time. Pattern: Rayonnant Pullover by Romi Hill, Winter/Spring 2011 Knitscene (Ravelled here) Yarn: Rowan Belle … Continue reading FO: Green Tea

FO: Climbing Vines Pullover

Well, it took me from November to finish this sweater, but I did it!  I was beginning to think it would be one of those seasonal knits that gets finished just in time to wave winter goodbye, but we've had a return to the cold temps so a wool sweater has been a necessity.  My … Continue reading FO: Climbing Vines Pullover

Purple Delicious

I finished my purple cabled hat with just a few inches of yarn to spare.  It's always a mad dash to the finish when you think you'll run out of yarn, isn't it?  I knit faster to ensure I would have enough yarn, just as I drive faster when the gas tank is low so as … Continue reading Purple Delicious

Something finished this way comes…

Yesterday I was lucky enough to have the afternoon to myself in the quiet of Home.  After traveling last week and being sick this week, such silence and space was exactly what I needed.  This allowed me an uninterrupted stretch of time in which I could catch up on podcasts and finish the knitting of … Continue reading Something finished this way comes…

A Birthday Shawl

I finished the knitting of my mom's birthday shawl just in time.  I knew it could take a few days to block, wrap and mail, so it was good to have a cushion.  This yarn, wild and colorful, is perfectly suited to my mother.  She is a beautiful, funny, free-spirited creative woman, this kind who … Continue reading A Birthday Shawl

Verity, Verily

The smell of damp wool hangs in the air around me, a direct result of my impatience and excitement. Pattern: Verity by Ysolda Teague (Ravelled here) Yarn: Valley Yarns Stockbridge in Light Grey, approx 165 yards to knit Medium size Needles: US size 7/4.5mm circulars and double points Mods: None! I finished this gorgeous beret … Continue reading Verity, Verily