f.o.: doc’s vday socks.

Every year, I make doc socks for Valentines. I’m not big on the holiday–I prefer gifting everyone I love small hand makes (cookies, cards, socks, hats); it’s not about romance for me, it’s about giving and being sweet on everyone you care about. That’s how it always was in my family; my mum cooked aContinue reading “f.o.: doc’s vday socks.”

f.o.: column sweater.

I just love Column by Hiromi Nagasawa. It’s a brilliant design with interesting construction. I knit this up holding two similar colors of Woolfolk–FAR in soft taupe and SNO in 00 + 28. This is a simple knit and because of the yarn held double, it knits up fast. I definitely plan to make anotherContinue reading “f.o.: column sweater.”

f.o.: rainier pullover.

I really love the Rainier pullover pattern by Kate Gagnon Osborn and this was my first time knitting with the Kelbourne Woolens Scout yarn. I will say this particular project started out, and finished, so beautifully. I loved the fit and knew it was the perfect Christmas gift to my mum this year; it feltContinue reading “f.o.: rainier pullover.”

w.i.p. : snoqualmie cardigan, continued.

This cardigan has been a slow slog for me. Not because I don’t love it so far, but because if I want to do some mindless knitting, this isn’t the project I grab for–again, not because it isn’t enjoyable, and not even because the cables are difficult to memorize (they aren’t), but because I doContinue reading “w.i.p. : snoqualmie cardigan, continued.”

f.o.: bouquet sweater.

This sweater took me six months to finish. While I put it down for quite awhile, it still was so slow going with the color work, especially because its designed with the floats on the outside so getting your tension right is key. I’m really pleased with the final result. I had a happy accident,Continue reading “f.o.: bouquet sweater.”

f.o.: the doc’s flax sweater.

I’ve knit quite a few Flax Sweaters by Tin Can Knits through the years–most notably the scrappy ones I made for my nephews to use up bits of my stash last winter. I love the fit, the ease of the design, and the ability to knit mindlessly in public, whilst watching t.v., and on. AndContinue reading “f.o.: the doc’s flax sweater.”

f.o.: little stripes sweater.

I’ve made one of these Purl Soho Little Baby Sweater tshirt style sweaters before for a colleague with an impending new babe. I like it; it’s super fast to knit up but looks like it takes a whole lot longer, and it’s fun, mindless knitting. Plus, I can imagine how cute the little ones lookContinue reading “f.o.: little stripes sweater.”

wip: snoqualmie cardigan.

This sweater is quite the labor of love. I keep picking it up and putting it down, which is why it’s taking me so long (more than 6 months! but I’ve made a bunch of stuff in between). The Snoqualmie has been on my list for quite some time. I know I will cherish thisContinue reading “wip: snoqualmie cardigan.”

f.o. : socks, on the dock, for doc.

One of the most satisfying parts of my knitting process is when I get to gift the result of my labor to someone who really, deeply appreciates the item not only as something functional they can wear and keep warm in, but because I made it, for them, with them in mind. This is howContinue reading “f.o. : socks, on the dock, for doc.”

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.”

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.”