Fearless Knitting: My First Sweater

Introducing the 18-day Sweater: Pattern: Wicked by Rachel & Sarah of Zephyr Style (Ravelry link) Yarn: Artyarns Supermerino, color 239, 8 skeins (832 yards) for 36-39" version with 3/4 length sleeves Needles: US size 6 & 7 circulars Modifications: I knit the collar, arm cables, and pocket on size 6 needles.  The body, arms, and … Continue reading Fearless Knitting: My First Sweater

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Yet So Far Away

After 2 weeks of feverishly knitting on the Wicked sweater, it is almost finished. I thought I was almost done with the body on Thursday, but it was a false hope.  Thankfully I took a moment to put the sweater onto waste yarn and try it on before doing the pocket and waistband.  The instructions … Continue reading Yet So Far Away

Yarn Pilgrimage

Friday's trip to Mecca WEBS proved to be both inspiring and fruitful.  There is so much beautiful yarn there, it's easy to feel overwhelmed.  But thanks to a courteous staff member, I was directed to the types of yarn I was looking for, and in what felt like no time at all I was surrounded … Continue reading Yarn Pilgrimage

Helpful Tips from You to Me

I want to say a HUGE Thank You to everyone that reads this blog.  I always appreciate your comments and feedback; not only is it a joy to know that people are actually reading what I put out there, but I truly find your comments and experiences helpful and entertaining. So with that in mind, … Continue reading Helpful Tips from You to Me

The Next Era in My Knitting Evolution

When I first started knitting, the thought of making clothing I could actually wear, not just wrap around myself, seemed impossible.  I didn't understand how in the world you could knit something 3-dimensional like a sleeve, or a sock, and I sure as hell didn't see any reason to when I could just go out … Continue reading The Next Era in My Knitting Evolution