Restless

If you'd asked me a month ago what I'd do with two weeks at home with no outside obligations except my regular freelance work which is done from home anyway, I'd have given you a list of projects. Knitting projects to finish and new ones to cast on (duh!), recipes I'd like to try, a … Continue reading Restless

The Thing About Babies

I'd figured out about a month ago that the log cabin blanket would be bigger than your usual baby blanket. OK, I figured it as soon as I started. The pattern is called Log Cabin Throw -- no mention of "baby" at all. But I really liked the color combination, and I'm a fan of … Continue reading The Thing About Babies

WIP Wednesday: Log Cabin for Baby

Since it's now too big to be a traveling project, the Log Cabin Throw hasn't been getting much attention lately. Every day, I tuck my latest sock into my bag as I head to Mom's home and spend at least a few hours knitting. She'll often knit her latest garter stitch scarf or will putter … Continue reading WIP Wednesday: Log Cabin for Baby

WIP Wednesday: Log Cabin

When I started the Log Cabin Throw, the intended recipient's arrival seemed far off. Probably because it was. But Baby-to-Be is due in just about two weeks, so I'd best pick up the pace. Since it's knit from the center out, each segment is about seven inches longer that the one it's "stacked" on. The … Continue reading WIP Wednesday: Log Cabin

WIP Wednesday: Log Cabin Throw

I've got two projects for babies-to-be going at the moment and am this close to casting on a new pair of socks with some lovely yarn that I got at the knitting guild yard sale. But baby knits have deadlines, so the socks shall wait. As would be expected with bulky yarn, the log cabin … Continue reading WIP Wednesday: Log Cabin Throw

Knitting Amnesia

I generally don't pay much attention to the occasional "memory" that Facebook sends (because they care about me, of course!). But yesterday's caught my eye: While I vaguely recall knitting this bright, log cabin blanket, I have absolutely no memory of who I gave it to -- what new life sparked my desire to create … Continue reading Knitting Amnesia

Wrapped Up in Knitted Love

baby wrapped in knit garter stitch blanket

Since she joined my knitting class in the fall, Tracy has proved herself an intrepid and very generous knitter. Her very first project was a lovely GAPtastic shawl for her teen daughter. Her most recent finished project is a super cozy, very soft garter stitch baby blanket. It's made with a super bulky acrylic yarn, something … Continue reading Wrapped Up in Knitted Love

Wash and dry knits

Via my wonderful friend Cathie, a lesson in the resourcefulness of knitters and the durability of knitting. Picture this: Skilled attorney, frequent flyer, intrepid knitter Cathie in the airport lounge where she's passing the time during yet another Air Canada flight delay. Cup of coffee and suitcase by her side. In a perfect example of the domino … Continue reading Wash and dry knits