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
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!
I finished my purple cabled hat with just a few inches of yarn to spare. It's always a mad dash to the finish when you think you'll run out of yarn, isn't it? I knit faster to ensure I would have enough yarn, just as I drive faster when the gas tank is low so as … Continue reading Purple Delicious
I've been steadily knitting along on Pembroke, fully enjoying the springy yarn and twisty cable work. The back sped by without any problems. Then there came the front. Not that there have been problems, really, just moments of pause in which I had to consider how peaceful a knitter I really am. I had been … Continue reading Crossed
I love my cat. I love my cat. I am reminding myself of this because we just had an Incident. An incident in which I had an entire finely crafted blog post highlighted to change the font size when one well placed cat paw touched the keyboard. Gone, kitty, gone. In lieu of trying to … Continue reading Baby Steps
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