I Fixed It:: Hooray!

This yarn has been in my stast almost a year, and I have been wondering what to knit with it for nearly that entire time. Madelinetosh is known for its rich, tonal colorways, and Tart really lives up to expectations. Deep reds with a black shadow, this yarn is smooth and sproingy, begging to be … Continue reading I Fixed It:: Hooray!

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Frogged.

I'm trying not to look at the time spent knitting this ill-fitting top as a waste.  I'm trying to be all peaceful about it, telling myself that "time spent knitting is never wasted", and "I get to knit something new with this lovely yarn".  But shoot.  I wanted little PB to have a new summery … Continue reading Frogged.

Too Big.

  This is the Rayonnant Pullover by Romi Hill and it is Too Big.  There have been accounts about this pattern's generous sleeve circumference, but since I planned on making short sleeves I thought this wouldn't affect me.  I would would add some shaping and they would be perfect!  But after the doing the increases and separating the … Continue reading Too Big.

Best Knit Plans (and Yarn Along)

Last night, I had a plan.  The entire evening stretched out before me, and I had a plan for my knitting.   I made a cup of tea and sat down with Sweetie to enjoy some television.  I should have known my knitting would have its own plans. After knitting through the documentary Ghetto Ballet, … Continue reading Best Knit Plans (and Yarn Along)

Welcome, Fall

And so it is the end of the first day of fall.  Welcome, favorite season of mine, with your cool air, warm colors, and invitations to be both cozy inside and playful outside in these mild days before winter.  Today was a day of transition, home-making, and enjoying the comforts of a new routine.  I … Continue reading Welcome, Fall

Vacation from Knitting

My recent vacation knitting attempts took an unintentional turn into a vacation from knitting. I started out with enthusiasm and the best of intentions.  A week away, plus about 4 days of driving in the car meant I would have seemingly endless time one my hands to knit.  In the days leading up to our … Continue reading Vacation from Knitting

Day 1

This week I have been sorting through the various storage containers in my craft room.  My stash has gotten to the point where it has spilled out of my charming yarn cabinet and is now inhabiting the dreaded plastic tote box.  This is where I have decided to put larger quantities of yarn for long … Continue reading Day 1