Bit of Brioche

Bit of Brioche

In this year’s fiber goals, I decided I wanted to give brioche another go. So when one of my favourite designers mentioned that she’d be doing a course via Zoom, it seemed like a perfect opportunity. So I signed up for PDXKnitterari’s course on May 2nd as soon as I could make sure my husband … Continue reading

Romi Mystery 2020

Romi Mystery 2020

Pattern: Romi Mystery Shawl 2020 by Romi Hill Yarn: Floating by A Verb for Keeping Warm I did Romi’s mystery for the Rose City Yarn Crawl last year and though I was a bit sad about my overall crawl experience enjoyed the pattern so much that I did her own regular yearly MKAL right after. … Continue reading

Trying out some video courses

Since a few e-learning craft sites were offering free stuff to help amuse people during quarantine, I decided to try a couple of courses on Bluprint and Knit Stars. This is mostly notes for myself in case I decide to subscribe to either of these later. What did I take? Bluprint: Spinning Dyed Fibers with … Continue reading

Poca sweater (finally!)

Poca sweater (finally!)

I started this sweater for the knit along when it was first released in August 2018. It wasn’t my oldest unfinished object (that’s likely the crocheted bobble baby blanket I was making for no particular reason in 2011 or so) but it’s probably the oldest I intended to finish! Pattern: Poca by Laura Nelkin Yarn: … Continue reading

Craftvent 2019

Craftvent 2019

I like advent boxes, even though it’s a busy time of year and normally I’m traveling so they’re not really convenient. Jimmy Beans Wool makes one they call Craftvent and I enjoyed it in 2017. In 2018 I bought it to save for later but then I got a lot of great travel opportunities and … Continue reading

2020 fiber goals

2020 fiber goals

I never really loved new year’s resolutions until I started making them related to fiber. I think it’s because my fiber goals are more like little yearly bucket lists. So here’s this year’s set! 1. Whittle down the WIPs and Query the Queue. I’ve got a few works in progress that have been languishing, like … Continue reading

2019 fiber goals: how did I do?

2019 fiber goals: how did I do?

My 2019 goals: Learn steeking. Document better. Finish another sweater. Play with mini skeins. So how did that go? 1. I did the steeking! 2. I blogged a couple of times every month all year, and I’ve made sure to put photos into Ravelry. So not only is it better than last year, but it’s … Continue reading

Toddler Sweater!

Toddler Sweater!

While I was sick over Thanksgiving, I suddenly thought it would be a good idea to knit a toddler sweater. I had a grand idea of doing it in a weekend, which wasn’t very likely, but a fun thing to try. It might have been doable if not for the toddler himself! Yarn: Bumblebirch worsted … Continue reading

In threes: finished, wips, upcoming projects

Recently finished: – Woollywormhead’s 2019 mystery hat. It’s blocking right this moment. – my Lucky Star shawl (blocked, photographed today, but not worn yet!) – Mom’s Christmas sock #1 Works in progress: – Mom’s sock #2 (cast on this afternoon) – Cascadial Wrap (maybe 3/4 done? More? Abandoned again for travel last month, poor thing) … Continue reading

Whakairo Shawl

Whakairo Shawl

This was a particularly satisfying pattern to knit. It starts out so small and that first chart seemed daunting. It’s well written, but there was just So Much Going On that I needed to concentrate and I despaired of ever finishing with a toddler around. But once I made it through the first chart, and … Continue reading

Electric Eel Wheel Nano

Electric Eel Wheel Nano

I got a neat new toy: This is a teensy little electric spinning wheel! (Crayon for scale.) It’s called the Electric Eel Wheel Nano and I got in on the end of the Kickstarter campaign. I’m still a relatively inexperienced spinner, so I was worried this might be a ridiculous thing to buy, but it’s … Continue reading

Romi mystery knit-a-long 2019

Romi mystery knit-a-long 2019

After the Rose City Yarn Crawl mystery knit, I decided that I’d had so much fun that I should try out Romi’s annual mystery knit too. I wouldn’t say that the mystery was hard because it’s extremely well written and well tested, but it’s definitely a pattern that requires concentration. I actually like that, but … Continue reading

Follow Ups

Follow Ups

Finished objects I finished my second sock! I’d hoped to finish this for the lotsofsocks downs syndrome awareness kal, but alas it was not to be. Still, I love it, and I think I’ll be not matching my stripes on future socks either. It’s freeing and also out turns out I just like them this … Continue reading