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Sticking to my knitting

My knitting friends, I can attest that being in the middle of a knitting slump is probably the least fun experience to have as a knitter, and is even less fun to talk about. But it’s a glitch that happens every so often and is always temporary. For me the most reliable way  to get […]

March slump

Knitter friends, do you experience a pre-spring slump? I have noticed this about my knitting activity in the last few years – I knit feverishly from November to February and then by the time March hits it’s like the enthusiasm has dulled to a hum. I’m still knitting, still have projects I want to finish, […]

Finished object: Smoky Lake cardigan

Finishing a sweater, with time to spare to wear it in the current winter season, is a pretty awesome thing, my pals. I cast off this guy a couple of days ago and after a wash and generous blocking/drying time (bulky wool does take its time to dry), it was ready for the final step […]

The view from the almost-finished line

So, whenever there is an unseasonably warm spell during the middle of winter, you know how there are some people who complain that it doesn’t really feel like winter when it’s so warm and there’s no snow? Friends, I am one of those jerks. I am the asshole who hates to see +7C and mud […]

Book review and giveaway: Tudor Roses

Friends, are you – like me, currently – in need of something new and pretty to look at? Well, allow me to present to you the recently re-released Tudor Roses by Alice Starmore. Have you all heard of Alice Starmore? Well, if you have not, boy howdy are you in for a treat. A crazypants […]

Peak sweater season

Friends, this right now is 100% my favourite time of year for knitting. It’s just after Christmas, which means holiday knitting has passed, and selfish knitting time is fully welcomed. If you live in the chillier parts of the Northern Hemisphere, as I do, this is also the perfect time for sweater knitting. If you […]

And a wooly new year

Greetings and happiest new year wishes, my knitting blog reader friends! I hope that you are returning from a restful holiday time, and that even if you are not, that you still have some delightful knitting on the needles to look forward to. I am luckily experiencing both of these things, as I had a solid […]

My answer is wool and cables

Knitting friends, I don’t mind saying that November has been a little bit crazypants. Perhaps even more than a bit crazypants. Crazytrousers, even. My day job is non-stop busy during the day, the real world feels less than reassuring, and I’m starting to do a mental holiday count down towards the holidays. (I have not […]

Catching up, part 2

My knitting blog friends, I do owe you a bit of catch up. One of the first things I’d be remiss in mentioning is that a pattern I had the privilege of designing this past year is now out in the world – I’m pleased to show you Francoise, a vest pattern which is one […]

Sweaters don’t knit themselves

It’s officially fall now, and the weather reports, while not yet displaying truly definitive sweater weather around these parts, are certainly within glancing distance of definitive sweater weather, so basically I would like to have some new knitted sweaters right about now-ish please and thank you. The Rhinebeck sweater knitting continues, and naturally timing wise […]