Thank you all for your kind comments on my last post; I do hope to respond to them, but time management and I haven't been very good friends lately, so it might take me some time. I actually finished a sweater, y'all. That's a big deal to me right now. It happens to be a… Continue reading things i make for maddy: babyStripes!, the second
...and it turned out even cuter than I could possibly have imagined: I'm so pleased with this little sweater I can hardly contain myself. All of the little details I planned from the beginning came together so perfectly, which doesn't always happen. What a relief that it did, given how little time I've got before… Continue reading something’s blocking…
babyStripes! is back in action
Yesterday, I wasn't feeling so well, and so I pretty much just knit and did a bit of light housecleaning. I'm determined to have a sweater knit for my little one before they make their arrival, and so I decided to tackle babyStripes! once again: I decided awhile ago that I should rip out the… Continue reading babyStripes! is back in action
Thanks so much for all of your wonderful comments on my last post - I could not be more delighted with the reception the pattern is getting and I'm still just so excited to have been a part of Wool People. Apparently that excitement has led to a raging case of startitis, though - I've… Continue reading beginnings
the little things
I promised posts about the little design details I'm using in the babyStripes! cardigan, and hey, look at me follow through on my promises! That's gotta be a first here on the blog! One thing I think I might be a bit notorious for amongst my knitting friends is my obsession with details and finishing.… Continue reading the little things
plotting and planning
Well, whoops, didn't mean to go yet another month+ without posting here! This whole "cooking a munchkin" thing is exhausting, especially when combined (as it was until a week or so ago) with teaching an intensive summer course. So I'll just start by thanking all of you for your wonderful comments on my last post… Continue reading plotting and planning
Why, hello there again! Yes, I've gone nearly 2 months without blogging. But I promise, I have a very good excuse this time. And not just a secret knitting project (though there was one of those, too). This project is even more awesome... ...I'm cooking up a little munchkin! We're due around Thanksgiving, and could… Continue reading Hello again!
oh, blog, I’ve missed you.
This is what I'm up against I have been so busy reading for comps, and getting so psychologically drained in the process, that it's been to difficult to update the blog. And, for that matter, keep up with any of your blogs. Well, that's not true...I'm reading them, but just don't have the brainpower to… Continue reading oh, blog, I’ve missed you.
babyStripes! has begun
I couldn't resist the pull of corrugated ribbing on tiny needles: So I cast on for babyStripes! last week. I decided to knit the bottom band flat, and then join to knit the body in the round, which means I'll be steeking, down the road. The only problem? I don't have a size 1 16-inch… Continue reading babyStripes! has begun
an ending and a beginning
I finished C's sweater earlier today: I have to admit, it's a little nervewracking, knitting a sweater for another knitter...I found myself worrying about my finishing skills in a way I never have before. The sweater still needs to be blocked, to relax the stitches a little bit, but other than that, it is finished.… Continue reading an ending and a beginning