Gingersnap

This little cardi has almost undone me. The cute is unreal. I’m a sucker for cardigans, stripes, and close-but-not-quite-matching color palettes anyway, but add in the minuscule scale of Gingersnap, and I’m a goner. The pattern is free on Ravelry, and it’s a breeze to knit. The instructions are clear, …

Gauge

Gauge is the most important principle in knitting. So sayeth Elizabeth Zimmermann. These words are from the chapter on gauge in Knitting Without Tears. It’s one of the first books on knitting I ever read. It’s right here next to me. I can reach out and touch it. It’s spent …

Labor Day

Calligraphy è finito! It’s not a well-knit sweater because I’m a goof and didn’t swatch. I could try to defend the not swatching by explaining how I got gauge to the millimeter with the last swatch I did, and the sweater ended up way too big. I think that in that …

Getting Organized

Isn’t there a saying about organization being the key to a happy life? If there isn’t, there should be. I’m definitely happier when I’m organized. I’ve been keeping a notebook of my knitting projects for a number of years, but I’d gotten behind. Like no updates since last fall behind. …

All Over The Place

Here are some of the things I love:   Knitting Crazy Color Combinations Superheroes Villains Cool Graphics Smart Writing Nerds You know what? There’s a blog for that!!! This week I found Lattes and Llamas. The very first blog post I read was titled, “2015 Geek-A-Long: Dr. Doom” and started …