I don't know how many times a day that I utter, "my day job is getting in the way." On a daily basis, I commiserate with one of my co-worker friends about the subject. Both of us would much rather be knitting than working. Who wouldn't rather be at home enjoying their hobby as opposed … Continue reading Getting in the Way
Last year for Christmas I decided knit all of the kids in my family scarves as gifts. This was a fine idea except that I made the decision to jump into this activity about 2 weeks before Christmas. I managed to make about 7 scarves, quite literally just in time, binding off the last scarf … Continue reading Shift into High Gear for Holiday Knitting!
- it's mid-September! The last few weeks have not only flown by but have included a flurry of activity. Baby Jane is 15 months old now and she is unstoppable! She is curious and fast and fearless and funny and understands words and is suddenly attached to me and lets me hold her longer and … Continue reading And Just Like That –
I finally have a moment to write! The last few weeks have been busy to say the least and of course there is never a dull moment with a toddler. I am very excited to share that I have officially cast-on my first sweater! It has only taken me 6 months to work up the … Continue reading Jane’s First Sweater
Well, maybe summer time is not for wearing sweaters but surely for knitting them, right? I think my next big knitting challenge will be to knit a sweater! I've been thinking about it for some time now and I'm ready to dive in! First stop for the perfect beginner pattern search was Ravelry (of course!). … Continue reading summer time is for sweaters?
A few months ago, I purchased 55 Christmas Balls to Knit and so far I have completed three of the ball patterns from the book! Yay! These little balls are both challenging and fun! I never thought I would be able to knit a three dimensional object but the pattern and instructions are actually pretty easy … Continue reading having a ball!
Admittedly, I am a new-ish knitter, but I consider myself a little more than a beginner. I learned to knit many (many) years ago and dabbled from time to time, collecting supplies here and there. I picked up knitting again this past Christmas in order to crank out some gifts for family and friends. I … Continue reading the knitting guild association / master knitter
This past weekend went by way too quickly! Luckily for me, I spent some good quality time knitting in the afternoon and evening which was great! It was pretty warm and humid each day but nice enough in the evenings to sit outside in the biergarten and enjoy the mosquitoes...I mean cool evening breezes. I … Continue reading knitting in the sunshine
Doesn't it feel great when you finally finish a big project? I'm always so excited when I finished a knitting pattern because that means those knitting needles can be used for another project! I love how that works. I've completed two really big knitting projects lately, both were challenging, but only one made me happy. … Continue reading A Finished Project = A New Project!
Believe it or not, I have been knitting! I have a few projects going at the moment that I would love to finish. I need to free up some needles so that I can start more projects! It's a vicious cycle. The first project is the Frango Sampler Scarf. I have been working on this … Continue reading there and back again!