Category works in progress

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 […]

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 […]

The granny square update

I’ve been working away on the remaining granny square borders over the last few weeks – somewhat irregularly, admittedly, and yet persistently – and two things have become clear to me: The borders actually go by pretty quickly once you sit down and make yourself do a few of them at once. There’s no way I’m […]

Long weekend results

If you’re representing for the knitterly parts of North America, you also just put the wrap on a holiday weekend (we had our holiday on Friday, ‘Murricans on Monday), so I hope that means you got in a bit of knitting time with a relaxing beverage. On Friday I finished the last few rounds of […]

That time of year

Last week the fabulous ladies over at Mason-Dixon Knitting (Ann and Kay, I really am going to get back to that Liberty Blanket I started last summer, honest I swear) were kind enough to give me a shout-out on their post about getting into sock knitting, and it made me remember, oh yeah, sock knitting […]

All the other things

Since putting down my granny square project for a much-needed pause (I’ll get to those borders and assembly in due course), I’ve found myself with a bit of knitting ADD. Or possibly whiplash from having focussed on such a large project for such an amount of time…Or another metaphor which I have yet to come […]

Step One: Complete

Ladies and gentlemen, at long last I am pleased to present to you: Granny Square #340. It is not the most ostentatious of colour combinations, nor the most dull, but it is the three hundred and fortieth such square to fall off of my crochet hook since the end of July of last year, and […]

Getting comfortable with “almost”

So, here’s the thing. When I started out on this granny square afghan, I decided I wanted, ideally, a size of 5 feet x 6 feet. I’m 5-foot-9 myself, so my main goal is that I wanted a blanket that I could legitimately nap under while lying on the couch – that would cover me […]