All The Samples

All The Samples

I’m in the thick of sample knitting these days.  I have most of the Bowties samples done for Knit Picks–I’m just feeling a bit hung up on the cowl right now.  I’ve saved the legwarmers for last, so hopefully those will fly by much more quickly.  I have about 11″ done on my Pomme de […]

New Design Knitting

New Design Knitting

I finally let myself cast on this prototype for a new shawl I’ve been dreaming of lately.  I love the little pop of color and the texture is to die for!  I’m all about textural elements and this one makes me really happy.  So glad I took a break from Bowties Are Cool samples for […]

Mini Shawls

Mini Shawls

Did you have a nice long Easter weekend?  I shared a few pics of the family on Monday–check them out here! As far as knitting goes, I’ve been focusing on the Bowties Are Cool samples for Knit Picks, but I also carved out some time to participate in Francoise Danoy’s #5shawls5days challenge to learn about […]

Take It Easy

Take It Easy

Despite all of my many, many projects, I’ve been trying my best to take it easy the last week or two. I’m not staying up til midnight these days, but trying to get to bed by 10 or 10:30pm.  I’m not putting a lot of undue pressure on myself to finish this and clean that […]

Stash Down Woes

Stash Down Woes

Full disclosure: my stash down efforts have been tanking this week… Between yarn tourism, finding excellent sale yarn for a Citadel and receiving a giant box of yarn support, I’ve added 19 skeins this week…and only knit up 1.  *Sigh* On the bright side, we had an excellent trip to Colorado!  The kiddos and I […]

Scatterbrained in the Spring

Scatterbrained in the Spring

I have this urge to knit all the sweaters.  Why is that?  It’s been 70+ degrees F here in the sweltering state of Texas…why would my brain possibly think I needed three or four or five cozy cuddly wool sweaters?  Get with the program brain! That totally doesn’t mean I’m not going to knit some […]

Sleeves Take Forever

Sleeves Take Forever

I am very firmly in the territory of “impossible to photograph” with my Blue Sand Cardigan.  It’s grown to nearly-complete-sweater size and there’s just not a good way to get the whole thing in frame.  And, until it’s blocked, it looks really wonky on…so here you go–this is as good as it gets 😉 I […]

Nearly There and A Giveaway

Nearly There and A Giveaway

So much good news to share today–I’m not sure where to start! Let’s go with my Blue Sand Cardigan first.  It’s nearing completion!  I can’t believe it!  I’m on the textured lower edging now, which just leaves the sleeves, band and pockets.  Which I’m sure will take more time than I’m expecting, but I’ve knit […]

Half a Sweater-ish

Half a Sweater-ish

I’m making progress on my Blue Sand Cardigan!  Yay!  I even got brave and tried it on and I was soooo happy with the fit!  The designer is a genius!  I love the way the shoulder shaping hugs my shoulders–I think this cardi will stay in place without shifting around all the time–which is so […]

Just for me…

Just for me…

I’m finally done with book samples!  Hooray!  I’ve got a post scheduled for next Wednesday with a few teaser pics, and then the e-book releases on Tuesday, February 23rd!  If you’d like to receive a special email newsletter with some more details about the patterns included (and a special subscriber-only coupon code) please sign up […]