It’s done!! The knitting did get a bit easier and the pattern did become more decipherable as time went on, but this was still a beast of a project. I’m glad to have done it, and I do love the end result, but I’m not anxious to tackle another project this complex anytime soon. I […]
Summer Knitting Long time, no post! Spring semester at school was CRAZY and I feel like I’ve finally come up for air! The first half of the year I was teaching only virtual learners. Things were going pretty well. Not that there weren’t some hiccups, but for the most part I felt like I had […]
I’m making progress on Like a Cloud. I’m currently working on the main body ribbing — I probably have about 1.5 or 2 inches completed so far. Since I’ve been back to work, progress has been slow. Some days — many days — I don’t knit at all, and other days I might only get […]
I’m just coming off of a little unintentional knitting hiatus. To begin with, my Lomond went head-to-head with the cat, and unsurprisingly, ended up on the losing end of the battle. Fortunately, I wasn’t very far along in the pattern, but what I had knitted was a total loss. I salvaged what I could of […]
My Flow top is finished. I think it turned out pretty well. I am glad I added to the length or it would definitely have been too short for my tastes. I made the straps two stitches wider than the pattern called for as well, and I think that was a good choice. I’ve started […]
What happened to George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor is nothing new. As horrific as that is to contemplate, I think that everyone either already knows that, or is for some reason, living in denial. For my part, I am trying to listen more, learn more and do better. Confronting systemic racism head on […]
After some consideration, I decided to stick with my original plan and knit Flow. It’s a Berroco pattern by Norah Gaughan. It is a swingy, A-line, summer top that will be perfect for this yarn. The pattern is simple — all stockinette. I seem to be drawn to simple patterns right now. Amid all the […]
I finished my fourth mitt last night. I love how these turned out. I love the extra long cuff. I love that the stripe patterns don’t match perfectly. I love the riot of color. Knitting these mitts was the perfect antidote to dreary quarantine life. I haven’t decided yet whether I will keep these for […]
I’ve finished two of my mitts and am working on a third. This one will have a stripe pattern that closely resembles the mitt on the left. I’ll try to replicate the purple/pink pattern for the last mitt. That way, I can wear them matchy-matchy or crazy-colors. Or, maybe I’ll keep one pair and gift […]
I had a great run this morning. The temperature was perfect, around 65 degrees, and I found this wonderful gravel road off of my normal running route. It was so quiet and serene, and the road was dotted with a lovely variety of wildflowers. I think Ace (my four-legged running partner) was confused by my […]
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