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
This past Saturday, I left my warm duvet and blankets at 7am to get ready for an hour and half trek to Bodega, California to attend a workshop at the Hand•Made Studio. And, boy, it was worth the time and gas. So worth it. (Also worth the skipped breakfast at home, because it gave me… Continue reading Hand-Made Adventures