I love my needle organization, however, it doesn't work well when I'm out and about. A few years ago, Tom Bihn released knitting tool pouches. I've been thinking about them, but wasn't quite sure how to integrate them into my work. Last January at the TNNA Winter Trade Show, I added to my interchangeable needle sets and bought two more sets of my preferred 4" needles. I also bought one of the new Sharp Steel Interchangeable Socks … [Read more...] about quick tool organization upgrade
I finished a shawl! It's a quick easy knit that's great for working on in front of the TV or listening to audiobooks. Ok, it took me 10 months to finish, but I was trying an experiment to see if my projects would knit themselves to completion. Yeah... that didn't work out. Meet my Spring Valley Shawl by Carol Ullmann from Happy Fuzzy Yarn. This is knit in Happy Fuzzy Yarn DK Merino in the colourways Granny Smith (my favourite), … [Read more...] about it’s finally spring! shawl
Almost a year ago I wrote an essay that was in large part about perfectionism. It's been a struggle to write up more about this topic, not because they'll be the wrong words and not (groan) perfect but because I really don't know how I want to articulate what's in my head. I have many friends who write eloquently. Sarah is one of them. Please go and read her recent post, "in which I exhort you to paint some perfect little trees (we … [Read more...] about balance with paint
On Sunday I finished another pair of socks for E. He loved the most recent pair so much he asked me if I would knit him another pair. So I did. He had a few changes for this pair, while he loves the bright colours of his Into the Whirled pair, could this pair include some blues and greys? Could the leg and cuff be longer? Of course! That's what I love about making socks, I can modify to fit specific requests. At VK Live last … [Read more...] about more socks!
Last Friday I finished E's socks. They were worn to work this week and returned home with a favourable review. Yay! This is the fourth pair I've knitted him and the first pair that will be worn again. Yarn: Into the Whirled Pakokku Sock in Palindrome Paint in colourway Ramble, purchased at NYS Sheep & Wool 2015 Needles: 2mm (US0) Project started: 26 October 2015 Project completed: 18 December 2015 Ravelry project page They … [Read more...] about socks!