On Knitting the Wrong Size.

I'm disappointed with Togue Pond. Actually, I'm disappointed with myself. Don't get me wrong: this is a fantastic pattern.  The yarn is lovely, and I enjoyed knitting it.  But it was the wrong pattern choice for my body right now. The thing is, I'm just 4 months postpartum, and my body is not the shape [...]

Cowl the Midwife

    I was lucky enough to meet our midwife through the yarn shop. There's something about getting to know a person through knitting.  Their habits are like little tells that give you a small insight into who they truly are.  The things we do for a living, the shapes of our families, the hobbies [...]

Off the Needles :: Scraps

It feels really, really satisfying to knit a project and use up almost all of the yarn.  It's as if it were meant to be, as if the yarn and the pattern were a perfect match. Occasionally, however, you overestimate the yardage you'll need for a project, only use a few yards of that extra [...]

Off The Needles

Project details and mods here.  Project details and mods here. Last week I finished two projects! Both the Jeweled Cowl and Chambord Pullover were quick knits, in different ways.  With the cowl, that fresh spring green and the sparkly beads kept me wanting more.  It was definitely a "one more row" type of project.  This [...]

Hooray:: A Finished Sweater!

This post has been a long time in the making.  I excitedly started this sweater back in January of 2012, and promptly put it into long-term time out after a mis-crossed cable episode.  The sweater got some brief attention back in September when I had ambitions to finish it in time for Sweater Weather in [...]