Recently, Norah asked for some new sweaters to add to her ‘collection’ – she has a drawer full of hand knit sweaters from when James was a baby and I knit quite a few then for both kids to wear. Sadly, they are now too small but she continues to want them in her dresser… Continue reading norah sparkles
Recently, we traveled on the ferry to see my family, who live on Vancouver Island. The night before, as I was packing to get ready to go, Norah asked for the first time ever to wear her handknit purple sweater I’d made her for Christmas 2015. The kids never wore their sweaters because I’d made… Continue reading playful stripes
Thank you for tuning in this week! I chat about my newest spin in progress from Kinfolk Yarn & Fibre, a teaser is shared about Wool n’ Spinning Radio, a cardigan for Norah from some old handspun, and lastly, more chatter about the Colour Studies I’m working on. I hope you enjoy the show! For… Continue reading Episode 53: Mardi gras, tiny cardigan & more colour
There is something very satisfying about clearing off the needles and finishing up projects that have languished a long time. One of those projects is this one but not because it was on the needles for eons, mostly it is because it took a long time to spin, ply and finish. This project lasted almost… Continue reading Mammoth of a project. For real.
Over the years, I have knit many many sweaters*. And I’ve made tons of mistakes: Yarn too dense for a pattern, yarn knit at too dense a gauge, yarn knit at too loose a gauge, wrong pattern for yarn chosen, poor fit, sleeves too tight, sleeves too loose, yoke too shallow, yoke too deep, button band… Continue reading sweater knitting.
After my previous post about this yarn, I got to thinking about why most projects have some area of angst or turmoil about them. If I can see that turmoil through by letting it be, leaving it for another project and coming back to it, or trying something else entirely new, then generally something inevitably… Continue reading a waltz.
It is difficult to write about this sweater because it has gone on for a very long time. I started this back in the fall with high hopes of finishing it quickly but I became distracted and put it aside. The final product has been a bit disappointing, which I think I have fixed but… Continue reading the aftermath.