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?)
Earlier this year, I posted about the Make Nine Challenge and was excited to participate. I hadn't decided right away what I was going to make, but I'd started a queue in Ravelry and had picked 6 for my instagram post. As it worked out, I only finished 2 of those 6, but I did … Continue reading Make Nine
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
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!
It's been a rainy week, and therefore no good photo opportunities, I've decided to resurrect a post I started on a plane a few months ago. I've never been a big reader of non-fiction. Rather ironic considering I was a history major. Perhaps it's because these the non-fiction that's usually recommended to me is business … Continue reading Learning/improving
So, as I stated in my last post, E and her teacher thought it would be great if I could knit a monster for her science teacher's new little girl. I do love making these little monsters, so it wasn't a tough sell. I did think it was time to change up patterns, so I … Continue reading More Monsters!
Working on my sweater provides a lot of quiet time for reflection. I do not consider myself a seamstress. I am not good at sewing by hand. However, in the past month I've managed to do quite a bit of it, and some I actually volunteered to do! One of the things I'm learning, is … Continue reading Musings on Hand Sewing
One of the nice things about knitting slowly is while you may not have a new sweater the winter you start it, there's a new one on deck in the fall! I'd put my Keelin away last spring when it was evident that there was no way the weather would cooperate with me, so I … Continue reading Slow and steady
Somehow I always seem to think I can finish projects faster than I actually can. Last November I started Keelin, with the best of intentions. I'd ordered yarn for another sweater, and really thought that I'd get to another sweater this winter. Silly me. I have made progress. I'm on the last sleeve. I laid … Continue reading An eternal optimist