Category knitting wisdom

Can’t finish without the finishing

I have a finished sweater! All the pieces sewn up together, and all the ends woven in – ta-da! My Reverse Me cardigan is officially entirely off the needles, and…well, ready to be packed away safely to be worn next winter. But still! It’s done, and now the part of my brain that’s been thinking […]

A few questions about knitting socks

Sock knitting continues around these parts! Some days depending on how busy I am, a few rounds of sock knitting are the only knitting progress of the day. It’s reassuring in that way. As promised, here are answers to a few questions I got about sock knitting. If you’ve never tried it and are curious, […]

The granny square report: Finish line in sight

When last I reported on the epic granny squares project, I had happily reached the point where I could start to feel the momentum coming back. Like when you’re running a race and start passing mile markers that show you’re actually farther along than you thought you were, so you don’t have quite as far […]

The tedium of doing big things

It has now been 31 weeks since I started this granny square blanket, dearest reader, and it’s definitely going to be at least another couple of months before it’s done. My unofficial deadline for this has been the end of July of this year, which would put the finish line around a year after I […]

So you’ve discovered sweater knitting

If you’re a knitter somewhere in the Northern Hemisphere with regular access to yarn supplies, you’re pretty much been experiencing peak sweater knitting season for the last month or two. Or at the very least, you’re likely to be in the time of year when you need to wear warm layers, and knitted sweaters start […]

Progress, of a kind

Having made no secret of my crankiness over a relatively slow bit of knitting progress in the last couple of months (understandable, given a move and a new job, but still, the crankiness), I sat down last night to finally turn some attention to a sweater project I haven’t knitted a single stitch on in the […]

I thought December had more time

  Knitter friends, if you are like me, you may be still a bit behind on the couple of knitted gifts you intend to make. If so, I suspect we are well in the realm of normal behaviour at this time of year, and I suggest we all pull up a cozy chair and a cup […]

If you want to up your knitting game

If you’ve been knitting for a longer amount of time – long enough that you’ve done enough knitting projects to think of yourself as “A Knitter,” then you may every so often start to find yourself in a rut. You still love knitting, you still look fondly at the yarns on your shelf and the […]

Knitting Essentials

Around here right now everyone is talking about back to school, and vaguely aware of incoming fall seasonal things despite being in the muggy fog of a heat wave that has not let up for a week. I myself am not heading back to school, but I am starting to think very keenly about a […]

So you’ve discovered sock knitting

Since I’ve been chattering a bit about socks lately, I’ve had a few folks ask me a bit more about the whole sock knitting thing. If you are relatively new to this whole experience (perhaps you came to knitting sometime after the great Sock Knitting Renaissance of the late ‘aughts) then let me pull up […]