As many knitters around the world (at least evidenced by instagram) I decided to cast on a new project on New Year's Day. I'd picked out yarn with my daughter for her Vermonter Hat before Christmas, so I was good to go! She'd selected Berocco Ultra Alpaca Bulky. The pattern called for super bulky, but … Continue reading Five times is the charm (or what is the definition of insanity again?)
I learned this week that the little one who I'd made the blue hat for isn't due until July. Which means I should have time to make another Antler sweater.
After finishing the Antler Cardigan and Hat set I thought it would be nice to make matching hats for some new little ones on the way and their big brothers. I really enjoyed working with the Malabrigo Rios yarn. Very squishy. I've certainly had a lot of fun with this pattern as well. For the … Continue reading Babies and Big Brothers
I've discovered a new pattern set this year, that I've been having a lot of fun knitting. I follow a lot of various knitters and designers on Twitter and Instagram, and had seen the Antler Hat by tincanknits around, and was intrigued by it's simple elegance. Early this E asked for a new hat, but she decided she wanted … Continue reading Antlers
Last week we took E to NYC for an afternoon to see the New York City Ballet at the David H. Koch theatre in Lincoln Center. It was a drippy, sometimes very rainy day, but we did have a lot of fun. We meandered around the city, visited the Apple Store and some high end … Continue reading 3/52
Well, I bit the bullet and cast on the Peak Brim Flare Crown Star Top Hat (link to ravelry) this weekend. I'd read the instructions and the tip sheets, started watching a Craftsy class, and had totally freaked myself out. So I decided to just start knitting and see what happened. Well, since the first … Continue reading New skills
I mentioned that I went to the Knitter's Review Retreat last fall. In addition to the wonderful workshop I enjoyed visiting the vendors. It's much smaller than any fiber festival, so you get a good chance to really talk to the vendors. One of them was Kathryn Alexander who designs some of the most colorful … Continue reading Next on the needles
Yup, it's been a while since I've posted. Could be a while before I post again! I don't know if any one really follows per se, or notices my absences. I have a lot of blogs in my feed reader, and while some are more regular than others, I rarely remove anyone from my feed. … Continue reading Finishing!
I seem to have created quite a queue of finishing projects for myself. I've knitted all the pieces of my ruffled cardigan and finished the Lintella as well. I need to block and assemble the cardigan (now that I found the sleeves that I'd managed to misplace for three days), block the Lintella, and I … Continue reading Travel knitting
Wow, this summer flew by - a sentiment I've heard by many people this summer. We've had a wonderul one - filled with softball, sand and swimming. And a bit of knitting, but not as much as I'd hoped. I've been focusing on two projects this summer. My Lintilla, and a baby sweater that I … Continue reading Summer?