Lace Appreciation

Me: “Oooooh, you have to come look at this.” John: “What?” “Huh–nice!” (said in a very half hearted exclamation). Me: “No, really, it's gorgeous Shetland wool garter stitch! Look at those garter stitch wedges! Look at that lace mesh!” John: … Continue reading

Sewing Up

  This is one of those knitting tasks that most people hate, as evidenced by the growing popularity of top-down, knit-all-in-one-piece sweater patterns out there. No finishing! No seams! Where's the fun in THAT, I ask? Hand sewing seams is … Continue reading

Evenstar

This is it. It is just time to finish this one. This has been on the needles long enough. It's not exactly television knitting, so it might take a bit, but it needs to be done. Posted with Blogsy … Continue reading

528

Color Affection is becoming the bane of my existence. Don’t get me wrong, this is going to be a shawl I will love once it is done. But I’ve been plotting ever more interesting ways to destroy it for the … Continue reading

Red!

We've been on vacation this week! We rented a house in Seabrook on the Washington coast, and the kids and grandkids joined us here for a week of last-of-the-summer fun. They're all here till Saturday, though I have to work … Continue reading

Swatch

Sweater knitting requires careful swatching for gauge planning. Every single time that I skimp on this step or skip important parts, I end up ripping out four inches of sweater because it's either going to be too small or huge. … Continue reading