Quincy, Quickly

I needed an instant gratification project.  All these summer socks and shawls are well and good, but they take time.  Plus, my hands needed a break from those small needles and skinny yarn. Enter Quincy and Cascade 128 Bulky. This hat is classic Jared Flood elegance and creative construction.  It knits up quickly with its … Continue reading Quincy, Quickly

Orange you glad I didn’t say “Knock-knock”?

Knock knock. Who's there? Orange. Orange who? Orange you glad to know there are spoiler pictures of the TTL Mystery Sock in this post? It's all about Orange at Peaceful House this week.  Orange is a color I generally enjoy in all its shades, from punchy and cheerful to somber and warm.  This is the … Continue reading Orange you glad I didn’t say “Knock-knock”?

Juliet, Modified

Some things just don't turn out the way you thought they would.  An idea in your mind and an idea realized are often two very different things. I had this great idea for a sweater, modifying the original pattern knit cropped with bulky yarn to a lightweight, full-length cardigan.  With less lace.  Of course, I … Continue reading Juliet, Modified

Obama-rama Hat

I improvised the pattern for this hat based on the instructions in Knitting Rules by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee.  To get started, you knit a swatch and check your gauge.  I know, this isn't something that we all love, but if you're making it up as you go, swatching works.  I got 5 stitches per inch and … Continue reading Obama-rama Hat

Yarn Pilgrimage

Friday's trip to Mecca WEBS proved to be both inspiring and fruitful.  There is so much beautiful yarn there, it's easy to feel overwhelmed.  But thanks to a courteous staff member, I was directed to the types of yarn I was looking for, and in what felt like no time at all I was surrounded … Continue reading Yarn Pilgrimage

Helpful Tips from You to Me

I want to say a HUGE Thank You to everyone that reads this blog.  I always appreciate your comments and feedback; not only is it a joy to know that people are actually reading what I put out there, but I truly find your comments and experiences helpful and entertaining. So with that in mind, … Continue reading Helpful Tips from You to Me