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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Off the Needles! Athena Socks – Take 2

Back in January, I set out to knit my oldest daughter a pair of socks. Nine months later – she finally has a pair that fit! And I am planning on waiting a very long time before knitting anything else in pink. The first pair of socks did not fit Abbi – I think that […]

Summer Knitting

Yes, I know -it’s been forever and a day since I posted over here. Not that I haven’t been knitting… Although I do find that during the summer I don’t generally do as much knitting as in the colder months. It’s just too hard to knit when your hands are sweaty. But I did actually […]

Sometimes, I am an idiot.

It’s true. I tend to be a more detail-oriented kind of person, which is very good in some ways but there are times when I kind of tend to overlook the big picture because I get too caught up in the details. For example… I received a new knitting book for Christmas and have been […]

UFOs (no, not the outer space kind)

In fiber-speak, a UFO is not something that involves little green men or anything, but rather stands for UnFinished Objects. Something that we all tend to have at least one or two (or more) of sitting around for one reason or another. Perhaps it’s because you ran out of yarn (gasp!), couldn’t figure something out […]

Christmas gifts, last-minute style

As I’m somewhat prone to procrastination, I didn’t really think much about Christmas gifts for 2011 until the season was well underway. In my defense though, it really didn’t feel much like Christmas this year, between having almost no snow to speak of in December and my mood in general being on the rather glum […]