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!


  1. I can't knit or crochet! Have you ever made a blanket with those giant knitting needles?

  2. you are such a great mom and you will be an awesome mother-in-law....

    mike and his girl bought me some yarn...i am going to make a cowl with it!!