Two Thumbs Up

  Recently I played copycat to someone else's idea of knitting a Hitchhiker Shawl.  I had seen the pattern around, and admittedly I dismissed it as being "just" another garter stitch scarf.  But when Bells said she was knitting one, it sounded like just the sort of soothing, absent-minded knitting I needed at the time. … Continue reading Two Thumbs Up

Yarn Along:: Hitchhiking onto The Marriage Plot

Book: The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenedies Knit: Hitchhiker Scarf in Madelinetosh Sock's Black Velvet This week I'm celebrating the discoveries of others: a book that one of my friends and her husband read in record time, and a knit another friend recommended via Facebook. Whether it's lack of imagination, or feeling inspired at just … Continue reading Yarn Along:: Hitchhiking onto The Marriage Plot

The Yearlong Shawl Project

    When I started this shawl last June, I never imagined all that would happen in the year it would take me to finish knitting it up. There was a big move cross-country, old friends to say goodbye to and new friends to meet, a baby who would learn how to crawl, walk, and … Continue reading The Yearlong Shawl Project

Summer Shawl-along

My Stitch 'n Bitch group is doing a shawl-along this summer.  It's an informal gathering of knitters in which we are simply knitting something lacy at the same time.  No deadlines or matchy-matchy shawls for these b!tches. I cast on alongside some other great knitters on Tuesday. This is my budding Hamamelis shawl by Kirsten … Continue reading Summer Shawl-along