Tonight, briefly, a closeup of some very big yarn. Although I am comfortable picking (also called continental) now, for this super bulky yarn I found I got better leverage throwing. What are your strategies for knitting with bulky yarn?
Well hello again everyone. I think a month may have gone by, but I'm not sure. I didn't see it pass. November is the month for doing all the things, so let's see how long I last doing a post a day. Sound like fun? For most of October (which truly was barely here before … Continue reading Unstuck
Happy Thursday Knitters! Here in Kansas summer and fall are still duking it out in a battle of cool nights, muggy mornings, and afternoon sun, but I've begun to wade into my stack of fall magazines and patterns. It's a bit overwhelming. Fall is the season that most designers live for, and there is so … Continue reading Similar But Not the Same
You know that moment, when you have a dozen pressing tasks to attend to, and suddenly the most minute issue, one that has been lingering at the very bottom of your list for months, suddenly becomes The Most Important Issue To Address? That was me today. I crocheted a loop onto a potholder I knitted … Continue reading That’s Better
Thank you readers for sharing your suggestions for positive alternatives to all the political nastiness going on out there! Hearing about all your constructive activities was very encouraging. Knitting (and buying yarn) has remained my primary response to stress lately, which was all well and good until I realized I had four projects that had … Continue reading An Essential Quality in a Knitter
Here we are, knitters, in the middle of the year. This holiday weekend is billed as the epitome of vivacity by cooking and lifestyle magazines, but here in Kansas it has been uniformly dour. Some rain, but mostly just solid, dull clouds and a cool wind. Malthus and I are on the couch, listening to … Continue reading In the Middle
The Twenty Ten cardigan is getting a time out while I decide what to do about the three-stitch disparity between my gauge and the pattern gauge. In the meantime, I have picked up my Midtown cardigan again. If I can just get past the fronts, I may actually finish it less than a year after … Continue reading Plugging Away