Stitch by Stitch

The first clue of the Westknits Mystery KAL was released this past Friday, and with it a flurry of intense excitement.  I started waiting anxiously on Thursday night to see if the clue would be released at midnight EST (9pm my time). Even though it wasn't, I was happy to see the update in my … Continue reading Stitch by Stitch

Mystery Shawl 2012

Last year I knit along with other Stephen West fans as we discovered the weekly clues of his first-ever mystery shawl knit-along.  I loved my colors, and was happy with the bold, graphic design.  Something about the pattern and moving at a deliberate pace turned me off after a few weeks, and I was anxious … Continue reading Mystery Shawl 2012

Yarn Along:: Chickens + Stripes

From Yarn Along with Ginny: ~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs.  I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading?  This week I'm enjoying a … Continue reading Yarn Along:: Chickens + Stripes

Mystery Solved

The mystery of Stephen West's first mystery knit-along has been solved.  I'm pleased to say that I kept up with this knit-along and finished on time, both of which may be first for me! After a lot of excitement at the start, I ended up feeling sort of tepid about this project.  There's so much … Continue reading Mystery Solved

Yarn Along:: Mysteries & Plagues

Yarn Along-ing with Ginny this week... Sweetie recently picked this book up for me at the Borders going out of business sale. I had heard good things about it (and their tv show) from some of you. While I was curious, I just didn't think I had another city-dweller-turned-farmer memoir in me at the moment. … Continue reading Yarn Along:: Mysteries & Plagues

Secrets and Mysteries

The past week has brought some wonderful mysteries and surprises into my life.  All of them are yarn, sock, and shawl related goodness, which is supposed to be kept somewhat under wraps so as not to ruin the surprise for unsuspecting participants.  So if you don't want to see this month's Cookie A. Sock Club … Continue reading Secrets and Mysteries

FO: Socktoberfest Prolonged

You've heard of Christmas in July, right? How about Socktoberfest in April? Pattern: TTL Mystery Sock 2010 by Kirsten Kapur, Ravelled here Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Semisolids in Mango, 1 skein Needles: US size 1 / 2.5mm Mods: I knit the size Large, using a size Medium heel flap This was my first time participating in … Continue reading FO: Socktoberfest Prolonged