It has been over a year since I last posted on here. I almost forgot I had it. When I first started this (and then promptly forgot about it) I wanted to use it as an online journal of my knitting. A place where I could chronicle what I have knit, how I have knit… Read More I have a blog?
I am finally moving forward. I finished the baby sweater for my friend. There are a few places where the stitches are completely even, but I think overall it came out really well. Everything seems even and even the drawstring looks amazingly adorable. That tiny sweater took me so long. (For about two weeks it… Read More Knitting and Mental Health
Wow, it has almost been a month since I have posted both on here and instagram. It has been an incredibly busy month and an incredibly stressful one too. Work has been piling on and an organization I volunteer for has also added a pile up of work. Between those two mountains of work and… Read More An Extended Delay
The Grace Cardigan by Jane Richmond that I have lovingly named “The Yellow Blob” is finally finished. Well almost. The ends are weaved in, the sweater is blocked, but I have not yet bought buttons for this sweater. I already know what kind of buttons I want, I just haven’t made it to the store. … Read More Finally (almost) finished
I have always enjoyed getting the mail. Ever since I was old enough to use the mailbox key I loved getting the mail. My parents always warned me that once I got older getting the mail wouldn’t be fun. It would be all bills and junk mail. But now in the era of paperless billing,… Read More Mail time!
This weekend was the first weekend in a long while that I stayed home. While I did have errands to run and work to finish, the weekend did grant me some great knitting time. Since I have been working on the yellow blob for so long I have not felt the rush of emotion you… Read More A FO just feels so good
Between the weekend adventures and work just getting increasingly busy, knitting progress has been slow. I am still one sleeve short of a finished cardigan. It upsets me a little because I am so close to being done but have made no progress. However, I am trying to keep moving forward and give myself a… Read More And it just gets busier
According to the all-knowing Wikipedia, the spindle dates back all the way to the Neolithic Era (10,200 BC -2000 BC). However, since materials from before that era did not survive, it is possible the spindle existed before then. The use of spindles allows today’s spinners to connect with a long history of past spinners. However,… Read More The Past Meets the Future
If you were wondering, I am still working on the yellow cardigan. The beautiful mustard yarn has become my yellow shadow. It goes everywhere with me, but somehow it has yet to be finished. Because of this, it has become a steadfast traveling. Not only does it go to and from work with me, it… Read More The Traveling Knit
It seems like a fact of life. Of course there is snow in the winter. Snow and winter go together like frosting on cake. However, in some places winter just means slightly colder and a bit more rain. As someone living in California, my part of the state doesn’t get snow. Just rain. And… Read More Snow in Winter