So Much Yarn

Whenever I finish a project it takes eons for me to get truly inspired by another one. And yet I must have something to do, otherwise I will start screaming madly at the weather and that is pointless. Truly pointless. The sun is finally shining today and we didn’t get 12 inches of snow as…

Penguono and Outline 2 and Life

I have been busy. What with the conquering of perfect seams by MACHINE and my knitting, I can happily stay off the computer and out of trouble. I refuse to allow other people’s ire to annoy me. Now I only get frustrated when something breaks. Something always breaks. Although it is not the only reason,…

Why I Won’t Find My Fade

Back on January 1 I wrote about starting a knit along for this pattern. See it here. I had some color choices and I wound the yarn. And then …….. I started seeing everyone coming up with colors for the pattern. It seemed everyone was going to knit this shawl. I just checked and there are…

Supposed To Start Today

Today is January 1. I’m supposed to start a KAL today. For those of you who don’t knit, that’s short for Knit Along. We all knit the same thing at the same time. It’s more fun than it sounds. This KAL is for Find Your Fade by Andrea Mowry. Here’s her version. You can see this…

January 1, 2017

Here it is – a brand new year. I have plans for this new year. It’s going to be a humdinger. There will be cloth dyed, art quilts made, learning stitches done, trips taken, yarn knitted, yarn bought, an art studio completed, and happiness continued. Yesterday, while everyone else was resting for a hot night…

Get Creative

On Christmas Day I dyed the fabric I’d recently purchased. This is a more loosely woven fabric than I had been using. I switched because trying to needle through that cotton poplin I had was difficult. Even quilting by machine, I struggled with it. I think it’s not going to matter because the results on…

I Won Yarn!!!!!!!!

You can see it! My username on Instagram as the winner of three skeins of lovely Mudpunch’s yarn! Sara, a fellow Plucky Knitter, held a giveaway in the spirit of not only cleaning her stash, but making someone else happy. She made me happy! I don’t win much. I used to win the lottery a…

Cold Maine

We have had none of this yet ……. just a dusting. And it’s December 10. Usually by this time we’ve had a storm or two. The dreaded 4 letter word that begins with S and isn’t shit is going to happen Monday. Five to eight inches of the fluffy stuff will land on us. Okay,…

I Don’t Like It

I just spent the last few days …….. I have no idea how long …… adding a collar to my Elizabeth sweater – which sweater I had finished (except for the collar) two years ago. It didn’t work. I didn’t pick up enough stitches or something. It would have fit the Hunchback of Notre Dame…

Early Morning ……..

Too early this morning ……. humans shouldn’t have to be awake at 6. I wouldn’t – because you know I don’t work – and I love saying that. I get paid not to work. I love saying that too. My next door neighbor had a foundation problem. That is as scary as it sounds. His…

One Done, One Almost Done

After yesterday’s fun time with technology, today I bring you one knock out finished sweater …….. this time it’s blocked. To non-knitters, this means it has been washed and “blocked” to the size it is intended to be and then allowed to dry. The texture pattern is so simple and so elegant. I love this…

Still Not Blocked

I just couldn’t wait. I wanted to get this posted on Ravelry to show that I actually have finished something. I thought I’d show you all too. This will grow unbelievably once it is washed and blocked. It’s now in it’s knitted form but you can get an idea of how wonderful it is. I’m…