obsessed as we are with the art form, is quickly going to begin producing far more in the way of warm things than are needed by even an arctic-bound knitter. Knitting breeds generosity, true...but perhaps in a hurry to avoid burying ourselves in hand-knits. There are only so many scarves one knitter can use.” ― Stephanie … Continue reading “Your average knitter,
I have a small stash problem at the moment and unfortunately a big part of that stash includes a variety of acrylic yarn. I've whined about acrylic yarn in other posts and I do apologize for bringing it up once again. I am trying to use it up so we don't have to think about it … Continue reading next wip: baby blanket
I know, I'm a little late with a 2017 reflection post. It's hard to believe its March! I do have a perfectly good excuse for not writing for the past 4 months. Are you ready? My little family will grow by one this year - I'm expecting a new baby! I have felt absolutely terrible … Continue reading A glance at 2017 – the Year of Knitting
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