wips: little stripes for little bodies.

Right after Jackie died last winter, I knit a lot of stripes. They were all for little bodies. It was so meditative and allowed me to find color in darkness. And use up bits and bobs from my stash. When you’ve been knitting a long time, you realize how much little tiny bits of leftoverContinue reading “wips: little stripes for little bodies.”

f.o.: fflur.

This is the Fflur pullover by Paula Pereira and it was a dream to knit. I used Quince and Co. Owl in papuan for the main and contrasting in barred and steppe. I didn’t make any modifications and even used the same colors as the pattern sample. This was gifted to my mum for herContinue reading “f.o.: fflur.”

f.o.: the dude sweater.

It’s hard to believe I finished this Knitter’s Dude by Andrea Rangel back in February 2021 and am just sharing it here, now. Because this cardigan, it was a triumph. I knit this one for Doc as a Valentine’s Day gift and boy did it test my skills because it was my first ever steek.Continue reading “f.o.: the dude sweater.”

f.o.: shíyázhí sweater.

This is the Shíyázhí Sweater by Jennifer Berg, a fabulous Native designer whose has a number of patterns I’ve completed. The Shíyázhí sweater is a beautiful color work pullover for children and this one was made for my youngest nephew, on his 4th birthday this summer. Mine is knit up using all sorts of yarnContinue reading “f.o.: shíyázhí sweater.”

welcome, joni mitchell dog.

This pandemic has been long, challenging. Our family has lost folks to the virus; and we lost our dear companion of many, many years, Jackie, our beloved canine best friend. For months, we wallowed. Depression kicked in. We played lots of games to ward off the pain of not hearing his clicking claws across ourContinue reading “welcome, joni mitchell dog.”

f.o.: socks for doc.

I try to make a few of the Purl Soho Boot Socks for doc each year; he wears them nonstop all winter (and sometimes even into warmer months) and so he’s always in need of new pairs (I don’t darn once they get holes–terrible, I know, but convince me to add this skill to myContinue reading “f.o.: socks for doc.”

in memorium: jackie boy.

In November, the closest, most nonjudgmental companion I’ve ever had in my life, walked on. Jackie boy. Jack boy is a Jack boy. Qui. Claw. My sous. The kitchen, it’s quiet without you right under foot, happy to ask for a sample and to provide eyes if it needed more salt, a crack more pepper,Continue reading “in memorium: jackie boy.”

f.o.: western rose pullover.

Can I just wax poetic on how genius designer extraordinaire Thea Colman is? This Western Rose pullover was a dream to knit, start to finish. I’d definitely like to knit it again, and also use it’s general shape for other sweaters, as the fit is bomb (minus the way too long sleeves for my shortContinue reading “f.o.: western rose pullover.”

f.o.: birch pullover.

I had a few starts and stops with the color work on my Birch pullover because I didn’t check for errata online since I had a print version of the pattern in a book. It definitely gives me pause about buying any kind of knitting book in the future. And digital patterns are easier anyway–canContinue reading “f.o.: birch pullover.”

f.o.: birch pullover.

This Birch by Pam Allen was so fast (despite some hiccups with the color work which I will discuss). I’ve been wanting to knit it for years but for some reason never cast on. I had a gift card so I bought the Quince and Co Owl Tweet (soot for the main) and Quince andContinue reading “f.o.: birch pullover.”

f.o.: norwegian fir sweater.

My colleague and his wife had a baby this fall. I decided I definitely wanted to make them something. I had some leftover Harrisville Designs Shear from the Morchella Cardigan (which believe it or not I’m going to knit another one with lost of ease) and it was a perfect match for a sweet patternContinue reading “f.o.: norwegian fir sweater.”