Category knitting

Blog hiatus over….

Well, I took an unintentional break from blogging as life and work got in the way.  I have been working on a lot of crafty things over the winter and spring….   just not posting much about them. I’ve been knitting a little – just completed Norah Gaughan’s Manon – genius construction! It’s blocking at […]

Stashing up

Visiting my sister in Tennessee and did some major stashing… She was totally goading me on and convinced me to buy some Liberty cotton for a spring/summer dress. Maybe Laurel?

“How did you get so crafty?” Part 3

Back to my story about becoming crafty. As I mentioned before, I did some counted cross-stitch, embroidery, and basic crafts in childhood. I wasn’t very into crafts in high school or college, at least not that I recall. I was very focused on school, spending time with my college boyfriend, and working as a camp […]

Crafty travels

Sorry for the radio silence!  I’ve been traveling or preparing to travel over the last week, so haven’t had much time for the blog. Some quick crafty updates: Last week, I got to spend some time with my friend C at the Stitches Midwest market.  Lots and lots of yarn!  But I was really good – I […]

Some progress and one finished object (finally!)

I’ve enjoyed posting this week about my crafty heritage, but today I’m going to update some of the different projects I’ve been working on. First, I finished my sorbetto blouse!!!  I still need to press it but I’m going to call it done.  I like this pattern – it’s very simple, and I like the […]

Pink yarn and pointy sticks

My daughter’s 5th birthday was this month. One of my gifts to her (aka an excuse to go to my favorite yarn store) was this: malabrigo bulky yarn in red and pink, a project bag, and a sheep tape measure. I also dug out some size 17 needles that I used when I first started […]


30 oz handspan polwarth. Yum!!! Took me a year to spin it all up and finally finished during Wimbledon finals on Sunday. Destined for this sweater. Right now I’m sampling and swatching before I ply the singles. Below is a 3 ply, swatched on size 7 needles. Gauge is 18 st to 4 in. Pattern […]