So yeah, that happened. The featured image above is technically where my Flax Light was last weekend. Remember how I decided to try something crazy? Well, part of my new reckless approach includes *gasp* trying the sweater on - something I didn't do last time. So in the spirit of "a stitch in time...", I … Continue reading Let’s Talk Sweaters
After taking a break, I am solidly back to knitting my very first sweater: Flax Light. It's not so much that I had to walk off that first failed attempt but that as a scientist, I'm not accustomed to dealing with that many variables. I found out the hard way that things knit out of … Continue reading Sweater Chicken
One of the first projects I wrote about on this blog was my Mood Scarf. For my first attempt, I had five moods, was doing three rows a day and had planned on knitting it for a year. I was also completely clueless as to what I was doing /stepping into, so despite going strong … Continue reading Mood Scarf Update: The 1st Month
Aaaand we're back to socks!!! You may have noticed that I've been a bit quiet of late, but that's because I finished my socks and I couldn't seem to write about anything else. The thing is that, my fearless co-knitters and I decided to make Once Upon A Sock a monthly sock check in rather … Continue reading Once Upon A Sock: Nice Ribbed Socks
It may surprise some of you to discover that I am the least organized person ever. Yes, seriously. It's something that by no means comes naturally and any organization that does, is purely out of my desire to be as prepared as possible. It makes sense when you learn that I've lived in Earthquake … Continue reading Just in case the wheels come off…
The title isn't a rhetorical question - I'm really curious, especially as I try to figure out how to be better organized with my projects so that I can work as a monogamish knitter. Believe it or not, dropping everything to knit and block my first ever shawl was a key part in the complete … Continue reading When is a WIP not a UFO?
In case the rainbow explosion I received in the mail hadn’t been enough of a sign, I picked up the skein of Yarn Enabler's Sock Monkey at the bottom of the envelope and heard it say: Make me something marvelous, darling... Make me a lovely lacy shawl. A couple of weeks back, I discovered … Continue reading FO Friday: Fairy Godmother Shawl
What would happen if you realized that you only had two weeks left to be you? I have to admit that even though I've been doing all the preparation to change my name, the thought hadn't crossed my mind until two weeks ago today. Probably because it's a bit melodramatic but it caught me off … Continue reading Sock Thursday: The missing weeks.
Remember when the post where I wished I had a Q or an Ollivander for knitting needles? Well, I ended up with something orders of magnitude better: an envelope full of rainbows from my very own Knitting Fairy Godmother! Like all good Fairy Godmothers, Paula kicked off an epic adventure that changed my life … Continue reading The Toolbox: A Reckoning
Ah Sunny September. For most, summer happens between June and August but for us Oakland folks, summer really kicks off in September. Don’t get me wrong, you absolutely still need a hoodie or a stylish scarf for when Karl (that’s right, our fog is so awesome he has a name) rolls in but it’s pretty … Continue reading Sock Thursday: or “Why are you playing with sticks?”