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

Day 21

I am still in a baby-knitting, baby-making phase, wildly casting on new projects for little heads, feet, hands and bodies.  As a knitter I have this fantastic skill that must be put to use when trying to keep my babe warm this winter, don't you think?  And because I have access to all this soft … Continue reading Day 21

Day 10

This is a pattern I acquired somewhere along the way in my knitting life.  I think I got the printout in a stash swap last winter, but I can't be sure.  Regardless of where it came from, I'm glad that it made it into my queue of projects.  As a quick, stash-busting accessory, these handwarmers … Continue reading Day 10

Day 5

I had the good fortune to make a trip to Webs over the weekend with Nutmeg Knitter.  We had been invited for a small Ravelry/Malabrigo Junkies meetup, and decided to go for it! Back row from left: Jettachicky, Nina's daughter, NinaKnits, NutmegKnitter, PeacefulKnitter In front from left: Marymealittle, and rchrispy Unfortunately for me, I had two … Continue reading Day 5

Weekend Knitting Progress

It was a good weekend for starting and making good progress on new projects.  I love the feeling of excitement when I get interested in a new pattern.  I start dreaming about knitting it, stalking finished objects on Ravelry, imagining what yarns I could make it in... Sometimes this process is satisfying enough that I … Continue reading Weekend Knitting Progress

Sister Knits

A trip to Idaho also meant that I got to exchange holiday gifts with my family.  My sister and I each knit something for the other, and now that she has received her gift I can write openly about what a pain in the neck it was.  But first, her gift to me: Remember when … Continue reading Sister Knits

Owl Cowl & Neckwarmer

Introducing 2 free patterns!  And it's already on Ravelry, so queue it up! This simple stitch pattern can be worked flat or in the round to create 2 different pieces.  It uses less than one skein of Malabrigo and knits up fast. (yarn shown: Naturally Handknit Me by Nashua) Materials: Malabrigo Merino Worsted, 1 skein … Continue reading Owl Cowl & Neckwarmer