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
Good evening, all. This night's knitting began with me losing a 10.5 circular needle in a 100-square-foot room, so prepare yourselves. This may be a rambling post. I haven't talked too much about the weather this year. Spring has, by and large, been lovely. After a mild winter, spring was surprisingly, deliciously cool. Bunches of … Continue reading Tornado Knitting
The O w l s suffered an incident. Several, actually. I first discovered that my gauge was off. Then, while measuring to see if I could salvage the gauge, I discovered that the waist shaping began and ended too soon. I considered ripping back and adding more length, and then realized that I barely had … Continue reading My Couch
More O w l s! Last night I left behind waist decreases for waist increases. Tonight, Melba and I are sitting down to a nice British murder mystery and knitting ourselves to sleep. Achieving that end might take one of us less time than the other.
Really? Hrm. That means it's definitely November. All around the blogosphere, bloggers are blogging every day of the month, knitting a sweater in a month... I have always been amazed that November is marathon-project month. How did this come to be? November has been my busiest month ever since I entered the wonderful world of … Continue reading It’s Monday?
The weather in Arizona is finally, finally, finally turning. Mornings are chilly, evenings are cool, and daytime highs are below 90º. This is the time of year when Sea Wolf's music becomes my soundtrack and I start craving sweaters knit in worsted-weight yarns. (if you live somewhere where October means highs in the 60ºs or … Continue reading Sea Wolf and Worsted
Knitting is happening. I swear it.I know; anyone who has been following along has been expecting a status report on my quest to Knit American, or at least, some evidence that I have been knitting, not just eating.   So here is exhibit A: sleeves, knitted in New York City. They will eventually belong to an … Continue reading Proof