Category WIP

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Around and around we go

It’s that time of year again. The weather turns cooler again, pumpkin spice creations are inexplicably everywhere, I return from Rhinebeck…and then cast on a Pi Shawl. I just can’t quit with the Pi Shawls. They are pleasing to bundle up in as a kind of carefree accessory, and the simplicity of the construction means […]

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 […]

This is better

The post-granny square life has been going pretty well this last week or so. Now that Rhinebeck is just over a month away (ERK, better knit faster), I’m also making an effort to get more of my vacation yarn on the needles, from my haul purchased back in July in Nova Scotia. I’ve got the […]

Autumn in my sights

Thank you everyone for the lovely comments on my last granny square blanket post – believe me I’m very glad to see it in finished blanket form. When the border and everything is done, I will be back to report on it once and for all. It’s a bit strange, finally coming to the end […]

The great sewing-up

We’ve arrived at the great next step of this epic granny square project, ladies and gentlemen! At long last the final sewing-up stage has begun. I’m very, very glad that I took the approach of seaming up the single squares into larger squares of four, first, because now instead of seaming up 340 squares individually […]