Wednesday, July 12, 2017


I have a serious case of cast-onitis. I'm usually a very monogamous knitter for the most part. A big project (sweater) and maybe a pair of socks for baseball knitting. But now?! I don't know what's happened!!!! I'm out of control.

I am 3/4 of the way through my sweater for Rhinbeck but I just need a little break from it.

And I finished up the cute little baby hat I was making for a friend.

And the new shawl with the cormo...well that one is fun to knit but requires concentration and constant pattern reading.

And then I wanted to make a special gift for my cousin that is getting married this fall.
So blanket is on the needles for her and her fiancé. And if I can get that blanket done in time I might try to make a Joji Starting Point shawl for her in her wedding colors. 

Here's the blanket info: Halo Shawl by Jared Flood. Oh how I love Jared Flood. Haven't knitted one of his patterns in a while. I should strictly knit his patterns. They are so much fun and easy to follow.
Brooklyn Tweed is also running a summer lace KAL so I hopped on board. Might as well! Joan is also knitting this blanket as a baby blanket. Her version is in a pretty sage green.

I have all boys and my oldest son has been dating his girlfriend for almost a year. She has been mentioning wanting to learn to knit so this past week I sat with her and helped her start. She picked it up immediately! Made me so happy. She commented to me last night that she was at home knitting on the couch and watching a movie and felt just like me. Hah! 

And I am flying through books. 'Tis the season I suppose. I read a lot more in the summer than the winter. I am reading Lincoln in the Bardo. Sooooo good! Of course as I began the book I was completely confused. If you've read this book you know what I mean. It's written so differently than most books. I guess that's what makes it so genius. Once I got into the flow of the writing, I picked right up on it and I don't want to put it down. 

Here are a few random pictures from the past week off my cell phone.

Hope you're all doing well and knitting and crocheting fabulous things!

Friday, July 7, 2017

On My Needles

Summer knitting is in full force, as it always is. I am a year-round knitter. The hot weather doesn't keep wool out of my lap. No sir. I'm making good progress on my Rhinebeck sweater. I have a sleeve left to go, steek (ahhh!) and then seaming and the collar.  Yarn: O-Wool Worsted Wash Pattern: Super Soul Cardigan by Mary Jane Mucklestone. Ravelry link here

Also knitting a little baby hat for a friend that just found out she is expecting a little girl! After two boys, this will be her first daughter. So exciting and an itty bitty hat is in order. Using the left over sock yarn from my Hermiones Everyday socks. Yarn: Backyard Fiberworks sock (merion/nylon/cashmere) in the Urchin color way.

I started a new shawl. It's the Whiskeyfied shawl by Melanie Berg. I'm using Backyard Fireworks cormo in their fingering weight blend. It's a pretty charcoal color.

I finished up my Hermiones Everyday Socks. I didn't add a heel yet. I might not. They fit perfectly without the heels but I don't know if it will wear well. So for now they are done...unless I change my mind about the heel.

I've read two books in the last week. I highly recommend "White Dresses" by  Mary Pflum Peterson. I also read Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham. If you are a fan of Gilmore Girls (how can you not be?) then you will enjoy this read. It's quick and light and fun.

I am going to start reading Lincoln in the Bardo this weekend. It was recommended by a friend and I'm hoping it's a good one.

Hope you all have a great weekend! Happy knitting!