Mother’s Day Mending

My mom has always been one of my favorite people to knit for.  She graciously accepted my first-ever knit, a garter stitch scarf out of nubby acrylic yarn, and still wears it from time to time.  Over the years, as my knitting has gotten more adventurous, she has been the enthusiastic recipient of my first … Continue reading Mother’s Day Mending

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Of Silk and Wool

Here we have a birthday gift knit with some yarn I once received as birthday gift.  I call this good knitting karma! For my sister V, a simple yet lush and lacy neckwarmer: Yarn: Malabrigo Silky Merino in Archangel, less than one skein Pattern: Fern Neckwarmer by Sue Granfield (free pattern download, Ravelled here) Needles: … Continue reading Of Silk and Wool

Summer Shawl-along

My Stitch 'n Bitch group is doing a shawl-along this summer.  It's an informal gathering of knitters in which we are simply knitting something lacy at the same time.  No deadlines or matchy-matchy shawls for these b!tches. I cast on alongside some other great knitters on Tuesday. This is my budding Hamamelis shawl by Kirsten … Continue reading Summer Shawl-along

Ishbel the Grape

Ishbel is finished!  I had enough yarn! I bound off the last of the stitches on Monday night, just before the season premiere of House, and put her in the sink to soak.  After a while, I pinned the shawl out on my yoga mat (a little narrow for this project) on commercial breaks.  It … Continue reading Ishbel the Grape

Sha-Kon-O-Hey

Well, it happened again.  I went out of town and this whole blogging thing really slipped my mind.  Of course, I didn't take my laptop to Tennessee, assuming our cabin in the mountains would not have any sort of Internet connection.  Knitters, was I wrong!  Not only did this place have wireless, it had a … Continue reading Sha-Kon-O-Hey

For the Love of Ishbel

Ishbel turned out to be one of those projects that was impossible to put down.  Once I cast on last Sunday, I was a knitting fiend, putting in some time on a row or pattern repeat whenever possible.  It must have been the perfect storm of yarn and pattern, because both were equally pleasing to … Continue reading For the Love of Ishbel