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.”

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.”

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.”

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.: skiff hat.

I did finish this Skiff Hat a long while back, but realized I never wore it or even photographed it because it was just a bit too big for my petite head. Enter my partner, the doc, who has a large head. The perfect fit. I loved this pattern. Knit up using two skeins ofContinue reading “f.o.: skiff hat.”

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.”

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. : 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.”