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Category Archives: Knitting

Grandpa Cardigan

Written on October 30, 2013 at 3:13 pm, by

So.  Last night my mom said: Hey, I really like that sweater.  Where’d you get it? A year or two ago I would have bristled a bit.  (Can’t you tell that I made this with my own two hands!?!) Now, I couldn’t be happier.  I want to make clothes.  Clothes that fit beautifully, and are  Continue Reading »

Big Plans

Written on July 3, 2013 at 6:51 pm, by

Woolen Rabbit Worsted, in Blue Moon.   I bought it at Squam, and I’ve got big plans for it.  Stay tuned.  :)   In the meantime, Eric and I are headed to Seattle for a wedding over the holiday weekend.  Catch you all next week!

FO: Minx Tank!

Written on June 29, 2013 at 6:14 pm, by

I returned home from TNNA earlier this week and, I’m not going to lie, I am experiencing some serious Jeni’s withdrawal.  I just can’t get over the complexity of the Whisky & Pecan I had (several times, among others) last weekend.  As anyone who had the misfortune to bring up Jeni’s around me knows, as  Continue Reading »

FF Knitty: Jackaroo

Written on June 15, 2013 at 10:48 pm, by

Did you see the First Fall Knitty came out this week?  I don’t have a design in it (let’s be honest people, I gave up on dreams of designing years ago), but I was delighted to showcase a new sweater by Amy Herzog: Jackaroo Delighted is an understatement, really.  It’s not everyday that an accomplished  Continue Reading »

Knit to Flatter on Craftsy

Written on March 1, 2013 at 11:46 am, by

Full disclosure:  Amy and I have been friends for several years. I was pregnant and my shape was rapidly changing back when Amy was working out the original Fit to Flatter tutorials, and I have benefited greatly from what amounts to ongoing personal consultations over the course of several years. I watched (and informally modeled,  Continue Reading »

Afterlight Begins

Written on February 13, 2013 at 5:37 pm, by

For such a simple-looking pattern, Afterlight is all about the details. I was particularly delighted to see that the pattern instructs the knitter to cast-on using the tubular cast-on, which creates a neat, beautiful, and extremely stretchy cast-on edge in 1×1 ribbing.  It’s been my secret favorite knitting technique for awhile, as I find it  Continue Reading »

New Towne

Written on February 8, 2013 at 11:24 pm, by

Another beautiful wardrobe staple designed by Amy Herzog: Courtesy Caro Sheridan of Splityarn I could wear this sweater every day.  It’s warm, soft, luxurious, and works with a number of pieces in my wardrobe.  I followed some of Amy’s suggestions for my body type (my broadest point is across my shoulders) and so lengthened the body  Continue Reading »

Knits in Action

Written on January 21, 2013 at 1:18 pm, by

Yesterday I, along with Eric, my 3 brothers and their friends, my uncle and his friends, went to the Patriots AFC Championship game in Foxborough.  In total, we had a caravan of 8 cars. The tailgating was awesome.  We had food stations with slow-cooked pulled pork, ribs, chicken wings, chili…. but the pièce de résistance was  Continue Reading »


Written on January 14, 2013 at 2:55 pm, by

I realized late last night that I need to rip my current project back about 2/3rds of the way back to the beginning.  The project will be perfectly serviceable if I don’t rip, but I know that I won’t be happy with it unless I do.  I SHOULD be eager to rip back, get going,  Continue Reading »

2012 Year In Review

Written on January 8, 2013 at 7:29 am, by

I think it’s obvious what I spent my last year doing: Snapping fuzzy pictures of my kids with my iPhone, as one does. What hasn’t been showing up, on my iPhone, Flickr, blog, Ravelry, or anywhere really, has been the upswing in knitting content. This I resolve to change. People, I have been sleeping through  Continue Reading »