When is a WIP not a UFO?

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?

FO Friday: Fairy Godmother Shawl

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

The Toolbox: A Reckoning

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

Caspian Fixed Circular 16″ Birch

After numerous re-starts and a whole lot of swearing, I managed to get stitches onto fixed circular needles in a US 0's and get well on my way to finishing up the collar for my Flax Light. It was a bit rough on my hands, awkward but it was happening and I was pretty stoked! … Continue reading Caspian Fixed Circular 16″ Birch

The Swatches: This time it’s personal

Despite the many warnings about the fickle nature of swatches from my amazing fellow knitters, I went all out this time around. I have measurements from: fresh-off-the-needles swatches, wet swatches, and blocked swatches. And I have an answer - well sort of. I have some choices to make.   On the one hand, I had … Continue reading The Swatches: This time it’s personal

If you want to destroy my almost-sweater…

Too bad, I've beat you to it 😉 What took about 3 months to knit rolled into balls of yarn in about 30 minutes and the top is no more. Weirdly, I'm not the least bit sad.   Mind, I was really frustrated. Who gets such a crazy result after following a pattern to the … Continue reading If you want to destroy my almost-sweater…