Block Party

Oh, the needles have been very busy lately. Sometime in late October I decided to knit a certain amount of holiday gifts. My goal was to use existing stash yarn + patterns for all the projects. I ended up having a lot of fun searching patterns in my Ravelry and real libraries.  A few of … Continue reading Block Party

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Something finished this way comes…

Yesterday I was lucky enough to have the afternoon to myself in the quiet of Home.  After traveling last week and being sick this week, such silence and space was exactly what I needed.  This allowed me an uninterrupted stretch of time in which I could catch up on podcasts and finish the knitting of … Continue reading Something finished this way comes…

Free At Last!

That's my knitting bag. Empty. I tell you, making a list of all the things that are weighing you down, then systematically forcing yourself to deal with each item can be very productive. In about a week I have gone from 8 works in progress down to 4! Pattern: Spiderweb Capelet by Erin Weckerle from … Continue reading Free At Last!

Sweetness and Light

I am in love with Malabrigo. It is everything good and pure about yarn: soft, pliable, beautiful in color and texture, it smells good (yes, I'm a yarn sniffer), it feels good to knit, and it blocks well. I've gone from their lace weight to a fluffy worsted weight this week, and am fully satisfied … Continue reading Sweetness and Light

Easy Come, Easy Lace…

The scarf is finished! Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Lace in Emerald Blue (137) Needles: Size 4 Circular Needles Pattern: Easy Flame Lace Scarf by Wendy Bernard (it's free!) I started this project in October, thinking it would be a quick and easy introduction to lace knitting. I thought I would have it finished in plenty of … Continue reading Easy Come, Easy Lace…