Who I used to be

People often ask me how I find the time to knit.  I have three children, and I’m home with them full time, and for whatever reason, many people seem to find this incompatible with a hobby. The answer is that knitting fills a hole for me.  Before I had three kids – before I had … [Read more…]

Oh, the possibilities

Venezia is everywhere lately, it seems. And why not? It’s drop dead gorgeous. I finally picked up my copy of the Winter Interweave Knits today and got a look at the pattern in person. Be still my heart! It’s wonderful, truly. That brocade color pattern is magnificent, and the way the colors flow into one … [Read more…]

Scare

I had intended to post sooner than this.  I have some new mohair, a gift, that is dying to be photographed and shared.  I have made progress on a lot of projects.  I’ve checked a lot of wonderful knitting theory books out of the library.  But life intervened, in the form of my little guy … [Read more…]

Sugar shock

Pattern: Short sleeved sweater from Erika Knight’s Simple Knits for Little Cherubs Yarn: Rowan Yorkshire Tweed 4 Ply, color Oceanic Yardage: 4 and a quarter balls, about 510 yards Modifications: altered collar So that’s the sweetest little sweater in the world, for the sweetest little girl in the world. There’s nothing complicated about it, but … [Read more…]