yarn: harrisville nightshades.

Calling the hive mind! Tons of folks are obsessing over Harrisville Designs new line, Night Shades, and I am indeed one of them. I recently scored 5 skeins (a sweaters quantity, approximately) in the static color way, which has little flecks of white in the dark tones. I’m in love. But now, what to makeContinue reading “yarn: harrisville nightshades.”

wip: skiff hat.

I finally cast on (and finished!) the Skiff Hat. I used Brooklyn Tweed Shelter, as the pattern calls for, in the artifact color way. It’s a deep forest green and I love it. Since finishing, I haven’t yet snapped it or worn it because I wonder if it’s too large for my head. Does itContinue reading “wip: skiff hat.”

wip: snoqualmie cardigan.

It’s been slow going, for some reason, on my Snoqualmie Cardigan by Michelle Wang. I’ve found even though the cables are easy to memorize and not technically difficult, if I can’t concentrate, I make silly errors, or my brain can’t memorize the sequence I’m on. Maybe it’s just where I’m at right now; so despiteContinue reading “wip: snoqualmie cardigan.”

swatch: snoqualmie cardigan.

I finally did it. In 2019, I swatched. I swatched this gorgeous baby for my Snoqualmie Cardigan by Michelle Wang (who is a genius, imho), which has been on my list to knit forever. And in 2019, one of my knitting goals was to swatch. And to swatch regularly for sweaters. I’m so bad aboutContinue reading “swatch: snoqualmie cardigan.”

snapshot: knitting journal entries.

These are some winter entries in my knitting journal. A few hats–one I gifted myself, and one I gifted to a colleague with a toddler. I knit these both in December and loved each one of them. If you don’t know about how I keep track of my makes, check out more snaps from myContinue reading “snapshot: knitting journal entries.”

f.o.: galloway hat.

This hat! What a dream to knit. I bought a kit to make it from Brooklyn Tweed because I liked the idea of having just the right amount of yarn for the pattern, but I ended up having some extra of the main color way because I didn’t add a pom pom. This is aContinue reading “f.o.: galloway hat.”

f.o.: resist hat #4.

This one is my best yet. I think my tension was really spot on and this hat shines if you actually knit it up using the suggested yarn–Quince and Co. Finch. This one used sabine as the main color and canvas as the contrasting. The dark and light really pop! so this one, I’m keepingContinue reading “f.o.: resist hat #4.”

f.o.: the doc’s new striped socks.

These were socks I knot for the doc for his Christmas gift. Readers of the blog know how much he loves hand knit socks and I have to churn out a few pairs a year to add to his collection. These are a simple after-thought heel sock knit using Nomadic Yarns self-striping sock yarn inContinue reading “f.o.: the doc’s new striped socks.”