Striped.Seamless.Yoke.Cardigan.

It’s done. Amazingly, it didn’t take as long as I had anticipated. I was so mesmerised by the colour change rows, which were every right side row (and the ever-changing colours of the fingering weight sock yarn), that I think I forgot that I thought it would take forever. Instead it just happened. It is…

acorns? walnuts? chestnuts? nuts nuts nuts.

We are still in Toronto. There is nothing really much to report. It’s very cold here and the wind chill is making it even colder. We hopped onto a streetcar to get down Queen Street East yesterday and visited The Purple Purl. It was a pleasure. One of the women from Knitting Group had recommended…

Looking back on 2009. Looking forward to 2010.

Things from 2009: Swatching. This was the single most important knitting lesson that I learned this year. If you want results, you have to swatch. Washing. Once you swatch, wash the poor little thing to see how the yarn acts, reacts, and looks. You might love the un-washed goods and hate the washed goods –…

turn-a-green-square-in-blue

This is the second Christmas that my brother has asked me for a toque. Last Christmas, he just asked for a toque. This year, however, he was pretty specific. “Can I have the same one as last year, just new?” No problem. Jared Flood’s Turn-a-Square is a great pattern and it knits up quickly. Because…