2013 Goal Wrap-Up and 2014 Goals!

Although I’ve been knitting for several years now, I really feel that I came into my own as a knitter during 2013. I had several goals that I set for the year, and although I didn’t meet all of them, I more than met several of them and for the first time I worked on […]

Holiday Knitting 2013

Another holiday season has come and gone – and I completed a few knitting projects along the way… As usual, I knit a pair of worsted weight socks for my mom – she has cold floors and likes the extra thickness for warmth. She has three pairs of handknit socks now, so this pair is […]

Whoooooo?????

Over the past couple of years, my (almost) 11-year-old daughter has added some new animals to her list of favorites. Along with dogs, polar bears and dolphins, she now has a favorite bird – owls. Apparently owls are getting popular in general, because we see them everywhere lately – Hannah’s got an owl backpack, blanket, […]

My first year of ‘camp’

Over this past year, as I’ve gotten more and more into the online knitting world of blogs, podcasts, Ravelry groups, etc., I’ve seen plenty of ways in which to get involved – both virtually and in-person. Everything from knit-alongs to sheep and wool festivals and fiber shows that you can attend in your local area […]

My first sweater!

One of my 2013 goals was to try sweater knitting – and so far, so good. I tackled this for the Alana Dakos knit-along in the Subway Knits group on Ravelry – I’ve liked Alana’s Spring Garden Tee pattern for quite a while and had been wanting to knit it for one of my girls, […]

A pair of socks each month

This was one of my goals for 2013 – and I’m so excited to be completely on-track, at least so far. In January, I knit my first pair of self-striping socks – for myself. Then, for February I knit a pair of socks for my youngest daughter – her older sisters have socks still that […]

Dreaming in Color

Although I’ve been knitting for several years now, it’s only really been in the last year or so that I’ve really become aware of the gorgeous array of natural fiber yarns that are out there. One of my favorite companies nowadays is Dream in Color – a yarn line carried by my LYS. I first […]

Knitting socially

When it comes to knitting, I’m sort of an island in some ways. Back when I used to crochet during and after my college years, I had one good friend who also crocheted and a couple of others who dabbled in it as well – and it was great fun to be able to ‘talk […]

Stipey sock goodness

It’s the beginning of a new month, and I’m actually on track for my sock knitting goal for 2013 – so far anyway. My goal is to knit one pair of socks (minimum) each month this year, and I completed the first pair just a day late, on February 1st. This pair of socks wasn’t […]

A New Year and Knitting Goals

Another year has gone by and I wanted to take a few moments to give an update on my holiday knitting projects and what my goals are for 2013… I had so much fun knitting the holiday ornaments and gave out almost all of them as gifts. The only one I kept is the first […]