On the Needles

I have a few things on the needles right now, none of which is seeing much action.  I'm having my semi-annual bout with knitter's thumb, and it's a drag.  I've been resting my hands this week, knitting a row here and there to test the waters. Fiar :: I'm modifying this stripey cowl to use … Continue reading On the Needles

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Ennui :: On the Needles

Lobelia Cardigan in Anzula Cloud, from the lovely new Pom Pom Quarterly (all available at Stash, of course!) ~~~~~~ Usually after I finish a project, I can't wait to cast on for something New. In fact, my fingers have likely been itching to feel new yarn, and my brain daydreaming of new patterns since the … Continue reading Ennui :: On the Needles

Off The Needles

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

Always the Knitting

Last week was long, strange, challenging, and insightful. In so many ways I felt inadequate, as if whatever I managed to accomplish wasn't enough, and everything I didn't get done was monumental. Ever feel that way? It's not fun. So, after a bit of a late-night pity party and cry fest with Sweetie, I am … Continue reading Always the Knitting

Yarn Along:: Mysterious Cables

  I picked up this book on an impromptu trip to the bookshop recently.  I had been in a full on grumpy-mama mood and was essentially banished from the house to clear my head.  It was for the best, and after just a few minutes browsing the aisles of one of our local book stores … Continue reading Yarn Along:: Mysterious Cables

Hooray:: A Finished Sweater!

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!

Yarn Along:: Beginnings + Endings

I've been reading a new book, the sweeping sequel to The Passage.  It's complex and moving, even a little sad and scary at times.  It's epic and will probably take me a bit to get through.  And that's okay, especially with the help of a before-work-mocha and reading moment from time to time. My fall sweater is … Continue reading Yarn Along:: Beginnings + Endings