The name “Velvet Morning” conjures up images of softness, serenity, a feeling of rejuvenation after a good sleep…. …NONE of which are the feelings I had while making this GODDAMN CARDIGAN. Oh sure, I can put on a good performance for these pictures, acting like it didn’t take me fully a YEAR AND A HALF to knit this. I can even look like I’m calmly … Continue reading Velvet Morning Cardigan
This is the Cardigan That Almost Wasn’t. It’s the Capsule Cardigan from Greenstyle Creations. It came out a helluva mess, but I’ve been enjoying wearing it anyway. You can see from the pics that the front band is a bit too short, so the fronts of the cardigan don’t quite hang properly. I blame it all on the fabric I chose. You know, it’s NOT … Continue reading GreenStyle Capsule Cardigan & the Distracting Infinity Scarf
Satin printed fabric from Spoonflower. An unexpected favourite make of 2017 (post here) It’s been a very good year, and I’m full of gratitude. What’s coming down the pike for 2018? One thing I know for sure is I won’t be buying any ready-to-wear clothes. I’ve taken the 2018 RTW Fasters pledge. I’ll keep you posted on how that goes. Here’s wishing you a very … Continue reading My 2017 in pictures
I’m loving this new cowl I knitted! Because who can resist a gradient set of mini-skeins of yarn??? This is the Juniata Park Cowl, knit with a Cloudborn Merino Sock Mini Set in “Blue Warbler” from Craftsy. In fact, I bought the pattern and the yarn as a kit, which is currently on sale over at Craftsy (no affiliation; I just like me a good sale!) … Continue reading The Juniata Cowl and My Mission for Textured Cozies
There’s no doubt we could use more reasons to smile lately. It’s been a while since I’ve knitted something that made me excited to plan, happy to knit, and gleeful to wear. But this neck warmer was just the ticket! This is the I’ll Pack a Cowl for Rhinebeck by Deb Jacullo. Pssst — it’s FREE! Another reason to smile. I made a couple of modifications to … Continue reading I Was Smiling the Whole Time
Look at this swagger! Why? Cause I opened a can of serger whoop-ass on this sweater. I feel like a certified DOMIKNITRIX. When I finished knitting this sweater (Sweetheart from Domiknitrix by Jennifer Stafford), it was way too big. More details and sucky pics here. But now my Sweetheart fits much better. And this is how I feel about it: I used my serger to … Continue reading Huzzah! Me and my Sweetheart are back together!
[Warning: this post is full of frowny, sucky pictures!] There are a lot of things I love about knitting. It’s portable and can be done almost anywhere. Wool yarn is lovely to smoosh and fondle. Handmade wool socks are the best. And so on. But if there’s one thing that I absolutely hate about knitting, it’s spending three months knitting a sweater that doesn’t fit. … Continue reading YOU WILL SUBMIT, SWEETHEART