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 …

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 …

Unraveled Wednesday: Knit this Sweater, Read this Book

Woohoo for the Tecumseh sweater!! I’m knitting mine with DWJ. Check out Yards of Happiness for details and pics of Dana’s amazing progress, and join Dana’s Ravelry group for lots of great Tecumseh chat. I’m knitting with Baa Ram Ewe Dovestone DK. It’s the first time I’ve knit with this yarn, …

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, …

Ohhhh, the weather outside . . .

Is glorious!!! I think I’m going to make it. Only sixty-two bajillion papers left to grade, and my first semester back in the classroom will be in the books. My last class was Thursday, and I have to tell you–my subconscious must have taken that as license to KNIT!!! I’ve …

Knitting Abides

Know what this is? It’s a sweater I knit in high school! That’s quite awhile ago, folks. And I wore it to class last week! This was the second sweater I ever knit. I still remember the feel of the needles in my hands and the wonder of seeing the …

This Neckline

Do you know about Mati Ventrillon? She’s the French-Venezuelan architect turned knitwear designer who made the news a couple of years ago when Chanel featured some of her designs without attributing them to her. She lives on Fair Isle (along with only 54 other people) and spends the year caring for a flock …