Works-in-progress Review

The airing of the stash also resulted in an inadvertant airing of the unfinished objects.  I only had 2 forgotten projects lurking in the dark corners of my craft room: the Hemlock Ring Blanket and Juliet. I started the blanket in the spring of 09, intending it to be a wedding gift for my friend … Continue reading Works-in-progress Review

Ravelympic Rebellion

As the Olympics are winding down, so too is my enthusiasm for my Ravelympic knitting project. What started out as a fun, exciting way to participate in an international knit-along has turned into something that feels a lot like homework. There's absolutely nothing wrong with the idea of a knit-along, or even the project I … Continue reading Ravelympic Rebellion

Sock Marathon

Today is April 30, the last day of my Spring Cleaning Knitting Probation Challenge! I started the month with 8 projects on my needles in various stages of completion: Embossed Leaves Socks–50% Diagonal Cross Rib Socks–50% Morning Surf Scarf–60% Spiderweb Capelet–25% No Plastic, Please market bag–40% Kittyville Hat 80% Garter Stitch Scarf–50% TKGA Master Level … Continue reading Sock Marathon

A Tale of Two Kitties

Pattern: Official Kittyville Hat from the 1st Stitch 'n Bitch book Yarn: Paton's Classic Merino in Rosewood and Sirdar Snuggly DK, one strand of each held together Needles: Size 8 circulars, size 6 dpns Modifications: I only picked up 10 stitches for the ears, then made just one triangle on each side. I also cast … Continue reading A Tale of Two Kitties

Knitting Probation

Do you know how much yarn you own? I didn't. I just knew I had a basket full of sock yarn and a box full of all my other yarn. My stash count on Ravelry is up to 42. This hasn't really bothered me before. Yarn is a beautiful thing to be surrounded by, especially … Continue reading Knitting Probation

The Spirit of Spring

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. ~Charles Dickens Easter weekend was beautiful here in New England. It was still very cold, but the sun was shining through bright blue skies, promising that … Continue reading The Spirit of Spring