Monthly Archives: September 2011

You never can tell with knitting

You know, I often say that I love knitting because you can never really see the bottom of it. There’s always something more to learn or something new to knit or some challenge waiting around the corner. Sometimes that challenge involves designing your own Rhinebeck sweater as you knit it, with less than 4 weeks […]

An emerging plan

Since I apparently don’t have enough to do, and since it’s now a whole 3.5 weeks away from Rhinebeck (HAH that snuck up quickly), I thought it’d be a good time to cast on for a Rhinebeck sweater. I like having something new to wear at Rhinebeck, and I just bought this lovely dark teal […]

Why Swatching Doesn’t Have to Suck

I’ve been having a flurry of swatching over the last couple of weeks, preparing for upcoming and future projects. It’s the sort of process that makes you really stop and remind yourself that actually, you really do love knitting, and even if you don’t think that all those little squares of wool are going to […]

Knitting on

I really want to thank all of you for your comments on my previous post; I know the enticement of a giveaway is strong, and I love it when so many folks come out of the woodwork to say hello! If you haven’t done so already, I really recommend going back and reading through the […]

Because a little more yarn never hurt anyone

Around these parts, the beginning of September means not just the return of fall but the return of the Kitchener-Waterloo Knitter’s Fair! A whole bunch of fantastic vendors from Ontario and beyond are out in full force to support the knitting needs of the thousand or two knitters who drop by for the day, and […]

Breakneck pace

After going around and around with delicious and light wooly wool for just over 2 weeks, I have arrived at something new. Which is pretty awesome, because even addictive colour-work gets tiring after 16 inches or so. This week I got to install the armhole steeks on my “Longbottom” cardigan, and here at Knitting to […]

The sock drawer is happy either way

When I was in California post-Sock-Summit, I met up one afternoon to hang out with Erin in Berkeley, I was knitting along on my socks (these ones, now finished) over fries and beer (they have good beer and fries there). At one point Erin stopped and said, “I couldn’t help wondering about your socks.” And […]