Category works in progress

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 […]

Spring progress

I’m enjoying the pleasant sense of accomplishment of being closer to the finish line on my granny square afghan project (at least on the squares, even if the borders will still take a bit more effort), but have had to remind myself to put them aside for a few days lest my shoulder and wrists […]

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 […]

Turning point

As I continued to forge ahead with the epic granny square project last weekend, I stopped to actually do a proper count in writing. We’re past the half-way mark (I say, as though this is a collective effort) now, and I’m getting to the point where I need some kind of smaller goal posts besides […]

Keep showing up

This weekend I discovered the darnedest thing. It turns out when you devote consistent time and effort to a new project… …knitting happens. I am always amazed to rediscover this truth. Keep showing up for your knitting, and it’ll get done eventually. Works every time! Happy knitting, blog friends! * Project: new sweater design by […]

Motivation from necessity

High on the triumph of finishing things in the final weeks of 2015, a new hat included, I decided I needed to do right by that hat and give it a new pair of gloves to match. I had 3 skeins of this turquoise Ultra Alpaca in my stash and only used about 1.2 of them […]

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 […]

Wrapping it up

It’s the last gasps of summer around these parts – Labour Day weekend hits this weekend and it’s back to school soon, and the temperatures have hit peak heat and humidity just to make sure we all realize that it’s still summer for a wee little bit longer. I mean sure, it’s also just over […]