Tag: knitting goodness

Snowy crafting.

Yes, we did get snow yesterday. As much as I’ve complained about winter over the years, I do enjoy it. I enjoy brisk winter mornings and seeing my breath as I walk outside. I love seeing snow falling as I sit indoors drinking tea. I don’t love clearing off my car or driving in snowy weather, but […]

Crafty weekend.

This past weekend was excellent. Much like last Saturday, I spent this Saturday in New Hampshire with some of my knitting friends. I hadn’t seen a couple of them since 2014! We ate delicious food, caught up on our lives, and crafted all the things. I got home just after 9pm and I spent the rest […]

Star shaped sock blank.

Look at this awesome sock blank I bought at Rhinebeck a couple weeks ago! In case you didn’t know, a sock blank is a machine knit piece of fabric stamped with a design or dyed with a gradient. You knit from one end of the blank to create your project. Some blanks come double knit, […]

Sock it to summer!

Happy (almost) summer, friends! I kind of like to think that summer started on June 1, but really, it doesn’t start until the summer solstice on the 2oth. It’s been warm and sunny, though, so to me, summer’s well on its way. With summer comes a fun knit-a-long – Amanda of Knot a Podcast and Lamby […]

Adventures in sweater knitting.

One of the items on my 35 in 35 list? Knit my first real sweater! I’ve tried sweater knitting for years but they’ve never turned out quite right. I attempted my first sweater way back in 2003, using a few balls of dark green Lion Brand Thick and Quick (that’s what she said). It looked terrible […]

March crafty goals

Today is March 2nd and I am ready to jump headfirst back into crafting! All my yarn and fiber and embroidery floss is back in my possession and I’m ready to make all the things. I do have two crafty goals in particular I want to achieve before the end of March. I don’t like to […]

Work in progress Wednesday!

Man, it’s been cold the past few days here in Portland! We got two inches of snow on Sunday night, and on Monday I woke up to icy streets and sidewalks. Schools closed and a few of the buses didn’t run, and no way did I want to be out and about yesterday. Nope. I […]

2015 crafty wrap-up.

Today I’m doing something in my blog I haven’t ever done – writing up a recap of my 2015 crafty endeavors! I definitely knit and spin way more now than I did even a couple years ago. Knitting In 2015, I knit 18 projects – 2 hats, 1 cowl, 5 shawls, and 10 pairs of socks! […]

I love Christmas socks!

So many of these questions feel like repeats of each other! I’m certain I answered a prompt about Christmas traditions the first week, but I’ll focus this post on a new tradition I started last year, a tradition involving Christmas socks! If you celebrate Christmas this week, tell us about your Christmas traditions. If you don’t […]

Doodle-y knitting

Today I’m supposed to post the last of the daily tradition type prompts for the prompt series I’m doing this month, but I’m so bored with these questions that I’m going to write about my knitting instead.  I can’t wait to answer Christmas themed questions next week, because I love Christmas! Right before Thanksgiving, I […]