Moving at the speed of lead, I’m in a race against time to finish all my Christmas gifts. Some of them aren’t going to be done. It’s making me very grouchy. I thought I’d have Maude Louise completely done and ready to show you today, but there’ve been a few unexpected disasters. I was so … [Read more…]
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…]
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…]
Belatedly, here’s the chart for the penguin hat. The black circles are intended to be knots or cross stitch. You can see that it’s hardly the most innovative chart, but if you want to use it for anything, feel free. Enjoy!
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…]
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…]