Friday, October 25, 2013

This Moment

A Friday Ritual. A single photo- no words- capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special. extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you are inspired to do the same leave a link to your "moment' in the comments for all to find and see. 

Inspired as always by Soulemama

Thursday, October 24, 2013


I totally promised to be back here on Wednesday with a WIP post. Well obviously that didn't happen, a day late and a dollar short I guess!

I did manage to get pictures of all my projects and it has become clear why my wrists and fingers are sore. I have 4 projects all  heavily in rotation right now and they are ALL in fingering weight yarn. WHAT!!! The ergonomics for knitters class I took at Stitches in February taught me better than that. And so, even though I need a new project on the needles like I need a hole in the head, I think for my health's sake I need to mix in at least one worsted or bulky weight project just to keep things loose. I was starting to get the dreaded claw! You know the one, you knit for an hour or so and then your fingers, especially your pinkie, are stuck in this horrible tight claw configuration. Don't tell me it's just me!!

First up we have Paulie, which is starting to actually look like a sweater, although not fast enough for my taste. I want to wear this thing NOW, but a sleeve and a half and a button band to go before that can happen.

I'm in love with the color combo, after all it is my two all time favorites in one sweater! I just hope the yarn doesn't get all felty like my Thermal did! 

Next is my first attempt at two at a time cuff down socks… just a plain stockinette stitch to keep it easy and somewhat mindless amidst all the tangling yarn balls. Funny how different the two socks look even though they are the same color way and dye lot.. I guess each ball just started at a different point in the color repeat? Maybe.

My Gingko Crescent is coming along nicely even though in this photo it doesn't look like much. I am only two rows into the lace chart! I'm pleased with the yarn and I think my friend will really like it!

Last but not least are my Podsters. I've had this yarn in my stash for probably close to 8 years and I'm glad to finally have a good use for it. I love the twisted rib on the cuff and I've only got one or two more rows before the real meat of the knitting begins!

And so that's the news from this front. Hopefully soon I'll actually have something finished to show you! 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

A First!

My cousin sent me a picture of a big, bulky, brown cowl asking if I could make something like it. I knew I had two skeins of Thick and Quick in my stash that were never going to get used for anything and so I set about searching Ravelry for something similar. At first I had no idea this thing was crochet, so I was searching for a similar stitch pattern. My Ravelry friends set me straight and helped me decided on raised stockinette, which worked reasonably well.

I cast on and a few days later had this!

It may not be an exact match but it was cozy and comfy and will be perfect for the cold winters of Maine! 

Sorry for the radio silence, it's been busy around here! There are lots of updates to be made for WIP Wed so stay tuned!