Friday Flight

I'm downright giddy as I get ready to board a flight to Seattle for a knitting retreat. Sister-friend Cathie (she of the knitting cruises -- yes, it's a thing) is coming down from Vancouver. The Strung Along Retreat will include about 35 other knitters, gathered for three days of knitting, dyeing, and cooking -- and, … Continue reading Friday Flight

The Little Things

The little things in life are so often the big things. I've been reminding myself of this over the past nine or ten months as I spend hours every day with Mom. It's not rocket science nor is it a new insight. It's just good to pause in the moment and realize. Untangling a poorly … Continue reading The Little Things

WIP Wednesday: Socks x 2

Not a pair of socks. Two first socks. You may ask why. I can only reply, why not?! Before heading to Mom's one recent day, I grabbed a ball of sock yarn from my stash and four appropriately-sized DPNs. This is Patons Kroy sock yarn, and I'm making one of my basic top-down socks -- … Continue reading WIP Wednesday: Socks x 2

Starting Over with Stripes

Since I loved the Blue Striped Rag self-striping sock yarn so much, I figured I'd use it for a little sweater for a Baby-to-Be coming in a couple months. Lesson learned: self-striping sock yarn really is intended for socks (or maybe sleeves on a baby sweater ) At first, all seemed to be going well … Continue reading Starting Over with Stripes

Striped Socks in Pairs

I don't set New Year's resolutions, knitting or otherwise. Occasionally, I'll send an intention, often vague, into the universe -- "try not to worry so much" or "live more mindfully" or "don't buy new yarn until you've used at least as much from your stash." Just kidding about that last one. But even though I've … Continue reading Striped Socks in Pairs

Scrolling with Socks

When I finished the helix striped hat, I realized that I didn't have another project ready to cast on. This shouldn't have been a surprise since I'm the one who decides. I knew I hadn't selected what to make next, but somehow, I was a tad surprised. Go figure. So I did what I usually … Continue reading Scrolling with Socks