As a maker and all around visual person, I find endless inspiration on Instagram. From knitting and sewing to cooking and home decor, it's easy to find lots to love. Sometimes all that inspiration can become overwhelming and noisy. But when it's good, it's really good.
I've made a commitment to knit G a sweater each year for her birthday. As a knitter with a winter baby, it seems like a sensible time to knit her an annual sweater (and an inspiring excuse to do so). You can see her first birthday sweater here. I can't believe she's going to be 5! … Continue reading Birthday Dress Update
I was craving a page turner and an addictive knit, and I sure got what I asked for! Last week I could not put down these rainbow leg warmers. Each stripe knit up so quickly, that it was easy to say "oh, I'll just keep knitting till I finish the next stripe." And on and … Continue reading Yarn Along
There's something about knitting for babies. They embody the very idea of potential, an idea I closely associate with yarn and knitting. So when I choose a project for a baby, I take great care in selecting materials that suit the family, a color that matches the mood of the season, and a design that's … Continue reading A New Baby Gift
From 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? I have been knitting and reading up a … Continue reading Yarn Along: A Spree
Over the weekend I finished both the book and knitting project I shared last time. Both were a real treat! Before I even bound off my shawl, I started plotting my next 2 projects. The golden-yellow yarn in the back is a swatch for a sweater; I'm on the fence about this, so should … Continue reading Yarn Along
It feels really, really satisfying to knit a project and use up almost all of the yarn. It's as if it were meant to be, as if the yarn and the pattern were a perfect match. Occasionally, however, you overestimate the yardage you'll need for a project, only use a few yards of that extra … Continue reading Off the Needles :: Scraps