Monthly Archives: February 2016

The granny square report

Work on the big big granny square blanket continues apace, and after my pondering my next moves on this a couple of weeks ago, I decided to go ahead and do some of the piecing together. (I’m using the slip-stitch method). But since I’m also still juggling the final composition of squares, I’m sewing them […]

Next-level basics: Knitting pattern shorthand

So, in the last couple of decades, the internet has happened, which means that we are in a unique moment compared to the previous century, in that we can access many decades worth of knitting patterns very quickly and easily. Patterns that aren’t available as digital downloads can often be found through online sellers or EBay. Patterns […]

And sometimes you find that missing lipstick

Since the holidays I’ve been having a mild existential struggle with my knitting, in the sense that most of my projects are large enough that I can’t just finish them and clear the decks and move on to something new, even though my brain definitely wants to move on to new things. I had actually […]

Decisions, decisions

After a few weeks of letting them lie dormant, I pulled out the ever-present granny squares project over the weekend and hit a solid benchmark of 180 complete squares. I’ve been working on these in 2 parallel stages – first completing the main 2-colour section, 2 squares at a time with the colour combination swapped, […]