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 … Continue reading On Knitting the Wrong Size.
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 … Continue reading Cowl the Midwife
One more baby project leapt on and off the needles recently. After finishing a relatively big project, I like to do something small and quick. A palate cleansing project, if you will. I had this beautiful, bulky yarn and pattern in the back of my mind for nearly my whole pregnancy, and just had to … Continue reading Dapper Baby Vest
I knew it had been a while since my last post, but wow. It has been a challenging spring, with both Sweetie and PB spending time in the hospital. Rest assured, both are well now and we are looking forward to a fun and easy-going summer! Through it all, there has been knitting and reading and … Continue reading Catching Up
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 … Continue reading Off the Needles :: Scraps
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 … Continue reading Off The Needles
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 … Continue reading Hooray:: A Finished Sweater!