WIP Wednesday: Sweater & Sock

The last time I knit a sweater for myself, the process revealed some longstanding and non-rational emotions about body image. All that time alone with needles and yarn can do that to a person! So I guess I shouldn't be surprised that it's been nearly two years before I've started another one. But the lovely … Continue reading WIP Wednesday: Sweater & Sock

Friends' Knits

I love when friends send me updates on their knitting projects. Sometimes it might be an emergency (don't laugh. Knitting emergencies are a thing). More often, they'll be looking for a consultation. Sock Knitter Judy, who doesn't yet believe that she's a Fearless Knitter, texted last week with a dilemma. Can you spot it? If … Continue reading Friends' Knits

Well, That Took a While

I must confess that I was a bit stunned to discover that it'd been nearly six whole months since I'd written about a little "stealth project," one that I thought I'd put together quickly on a whim. But there it sat in a bag, completed but not assembled, tormenting reminding me of its presence whenever … Continue reading Well, That Took a While

Yet Again

A quick glimpse through my stash might lead you to conclude that I only knit with sock yarn. You'd be wrong but only somewhat. Sock yarn is so easy to buy because I always know what I'll make with it. As opposed to the two skeins of Tosh DK, one orange and one dark grey, … Continue reading Yet Again

WIP: Shawl and a Secret

With my latest socks blocking, I've got two WIPs, only one of which I can explain in detail at this point. Several years ago, I swore never to knit mohair again -- too fine and fuzzy for my fingers -- but I was swept away by the Pretty Perfect Square on display during a visit … Continue reading WIP: Shawl and a Secret

Knitting Meditation

I've been meditating pretty regularly for the past six months, and I can honestly say, it's been life altering. I'm quite confident that I'd be a much grumpier and less accepting person without this 10- or 15-minute daily practice. Am I completely mellow all the time? Nope. Do I glide through each day radiating goodness … Continue reading Knitting Meditation

The Answer to Everything

Apparently the Hitchhiker scarf got its name from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, a book that I may have read at some point but have no recollection of. And I certainly don't recall that, in the book, the number 42 is "Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything." What's the … Continue reading The Answer to Everything