Category sweaters

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 […]

Finished, in progress, and not quite started

We’ve arrived at another January Friday, and around these parts it is still chilly (though a bit on the rainier side of chilly, and admittedly I would prefer to be on the snowy side), and still very much wool season for me. I’m pleased to report that my Exeter cardigan is finished and only needs […]

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 […]

New pattern: Macoun

My current cardigan knitting is bopping along this week – it’s not as far along as I had hoped it would be at this point, but it’s getting there – but before I come back to that I have to show you a design of mine that is now out in the world today! This […]

This is why we swatch

Did I say my swatch was going to be a quick one? Ah how optimistic. Actually swatching generally is fairly quick when you’re working with bulky weight yarn, but I do kid myself to think I’ll just get away with one. We do this thing to ourselves in knitting world where we include gauge references […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sweater adventures

Greetings, knitting friends! In the time since I posted last I have been plugging away at the sweater knitting (Rhinebeck is now ERK 3 weeks away), and harbouring a small amount of anxiety over exactly how realistic or futile this plan is to finish a cabled hoodie between now and then. I do have two […]