For Mom’s Birthday

After learning my estimated due date for this new little one, it kind of hit me that there would be a pretty good chance I would be either too pregnant or too wrapped up with a new baby to give my Mom’s birthday much attention this year. A little planning ahead wouldn’t hurt, I thought…

Keeping Warm on St. Patrick’s Day

On this day last year, it was much warmer. Much. Warmer. This year, things are a bit more…shall we say…seasonally appropriate, temperature-wise. If you’re an adult celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, keeping warm is as easy as a few fingers of a good whiskey. Younger celebrants aren’t as fortunate. That’s why I’m glad I took the…

A Tip of the Hat

In the springtimes of my childhood, there was the odd Easter where my sister and I would get a hat that didn’t do much more than sit there looking pretty. In the wintertimes of that same childhood – those ones capped with six-foot snowdrifts and walking paths to school that tilted uphill on the way…

Sunday Stitchin’: Block and Tackle Edition

The last sleeve was finished yesterday morning! But we’re not done yet… Before this is wearable, I need to block the garment to help set the shape. The fiber is wool, so I prefer to lay it out and pin it down to the dimensions specified in the pattern, then fire up the garment steamer…

Sunday Stitchin’: Arms Race

If I were a one-armed, knitter, I could call this project done: Of course, if I were a one-armed knitter, this cardigan would be taking a lot longer to finish… Just to catch you up, I completed the edge of the body of this sweater last Sunday. And kind of got caught up in the…

Sunday Stitchin’: Catch-Up Edition

Ever had one of those weeks that felt like you were scaling the Cliffs of Insanity? That was the past week for me, which is why last week’s update didn’t happen. But I had thought to snap a picture before the insanity stuff happened, only the subsequent post didn’t materialize. So, here’s how the sweater…

Sunday Stitchin’ – Rocking my Dory Mantra

“Just keep stitching, just keep stitching…” was where we left off last week (quoth the Dory in “Finding Nemo”). And as we wrap up another week? Steadily stitching, I’ve made it to the point in the pattern where we start adding a little silhouette shaping to the piece. About 8 rows away from setting up…

Sunday Stitchin’ – Groundhog Day Edition

So, here we are, 9 days into the month, and how far has this project come? Not very, in my estimation. But it’s no one’s fault but my own. You see, I have a bad habit of overthinking things. Which happened, in this instance, around Tuesday evening before the “Night of the Tomato Sauce Batch…

Sunday Stitchin’ (one day late)

I’ll just beg holiday weekend brain. And a drive home from the cabin last night that had most of us sitting dazed in the living room or in bed asleep. So, here’s the first of the weekly updates on the September sweater I’m working on. Pattern: Zephyr, by Tori Gurbisz (offered by Lachesis & Co.)…

I guess I really like the color.

This great local shop has a fun little series they call “12 in 12.” It’s a sweater pattern a month, and you can choose to do as few or as many as you’d like. You can get a discount on the materials and pattern you purchase to participate in a certain month, and if you…

Holy schnitkes, I done knit this!

So, remember back when I talked about my wish to find my knitting grove after a long hiatus? And that there was a sweater I had started more than four years ago that I really wanted to finish? Well, it’s done. Then I took a class earlier this month to learn a little more about…