Handknit Socks and Other Essentials

Socks: I’ve finally finished a pair of socks I started for my dad last fall during all the back and forth to Texas. On Christmas Eve, I wrapped up one half-knit sock and gave it to him in a restaurant after a crazy long day at the hospital with my …

Brought to you by the letter B

Today’s post is brought to you by the letter B. B is the beginning of a bazillion wonderful things. Like babies! My best knitting friend from Chicago is expecting, so it goes without saying that tiny handknits had to happen. This precious little pullover by Ysolda Teague is called Wee …

Madigan

Madigan is off the needles! It fits perfectly, and given the sweater design and the Lana Grossa Linea Pura “Fourseason” yarn, I believe this is going to be wearable year-round. It was oppressively hot the day we took these pictures–nearly 90 °F with air that hung heavy and made it …

Miscellany

Handknit socks. I knit these in 2012. I know because they were from a mystery sock knit along I did that year. They’ve been part of my winter sock rotation ever since, but I’ve been wearing them lately on my walks. They are perfect. The pattern is Chiendent by Yvette …

Favorite Cardi So Far!

One great thing that happened during the dark night of no blogging was that I finished my Comfort Fade Cardi. And I love it! I mean, I really love it. The fit is just right–not too loose or too snug–and the cozy factor is through the roof. I’ve knit sweaters …

One stitch, one step at a time . . .

I’ve always been struck by the line in A Picture of Dorian Gray where Dorian mentions having felt a certain way earlier one morning and Lord Henry replies by saying, “Ah! this morning! You have lived since then.” In some ways it feels like I just posted here last week, …

Happiness is . . .

There’s a new baby girl in our clan, and you know what that means. Green light on all the tiny handknits! For starters, I worked up a little Abernathy Cardigan. It’s hard to tell in the photo, but it has an eyelet yoked collar that ramps up the sweetness big …

Finally, an FO!!!!!

Woohoooo!!! I finally have an FO to share. The Tecumseh sweater by Caitlin Hunter is such a great knit! There is just enough colorwork to keep things interesting; you don’t have any seams to fiddle with; and the pattern is well written and easy to follow. This sweater got my …

Lead the way!

Hello, Knitting Friends! I sure have missed you! Work kept me extra busy this past year, and then in November a cascade of bad, sad things happened in my family. They are things people face every day, but it’s taken a bit to get through it all. Life is different …

“I just knit.”

I love this article from the Hartford Courant. Sixteen-year-old Ruby Alvarez says, “When I knit I don’t think about anything. I just knit. It helps me relax. When I’m sad and feel down I knit. It just makes me feel better. I recommend it to others that are going through …