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 […]
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?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]