I guess the weather decided to grant us some snow in honor of my birthday yesterday. It is really coming down! To honor my birthday in my own way, I am traveling down memory lane a little bit, remembering my very first knitting project. Flash back to the mid-1990’s. Pre-cellphones, pre-internet, pre-puberty (for me, anyway).… Continue reading A Crafty Childhood Memory
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Christmas Eve at last. Mom and I hung out in our sweatpants for most of the afternoon. While she was busy making her famous cheese ball, I busied myself and decorated the family Christmas tree (finally). It’s not snowing outside. In fact it’s unseasonably mild, but I felt all warm and fuzzy tonight anyway eating… Continue reading Christmas Eve Has Found Me
Knitting on the plane Saturday proved to be a little more challenging and uncomfortable than I expected. I flew alone this time, because my husband is spending a few more days at home for work before planning to fly out on Christmas Day to join me here in Kansas. So, being a solo flyer, I… Continue reading Aches on a Plane
I’ve been a knitting fiend this week. I whipped up some super quick knit-ups, including some last minute Christmas gifts. I did manage to also finish one thing for myself, though: Knitterly’s Moto Vest, which will be a valuable additional layer under my coat to keep me toasty in the cold while visiting family in… Continue reading I’m a-Knitting on a Jet Plane
I finished up this pair of Cold Morning Mitts about a week ago, and I’ve been test wearing them since then. I really like how they came out, and I enjoyed working with the Twirling Petals Rupert’s Drunken Walnuts yarn. I decided to use the same size needles that I used for the rest of… Continue reading For the Love of Garter Stitch
After the Raw to Ready fleece class last Saturday at the Hand•Made Studio, which I wrote a little about in my last post, I made sure to stop into one of my favorite local yarn shops, Knitterly, located in Petaluma, which is a little over an hour north from SF. I first visited the shop… Continue reading Twirling Around