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.: 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.: 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. : (heavily modified) jupiter crop.

This is my heavily modified Jupiter Crop by Caitlin Hunter. I didn’t want it cropped and I definitely didn’t want it short sleeved (I mean, I just find that to be impractical in New England and if I’m going to the trouble to knit a sweater well… then I’d like to maximize the amount ofContinue reading “f.o. : (heavily modified) jupiter crop.”

f.o. : ardenwald.

I knit this Ardenwald Hat by Jared Flood in Brooklyn Tweed Arbor back this winter for my colleague. I was really pleased with this knit; plenty of interest but easy to memorize the cable pattern and the stitch definition in this fiber is gorgeous. It’s so soft, but keeps nice shape, and looks great onContinue reading “f.o. : ardenwald.”

f.o. : morchella.

The Morchella Cardigan by Whitney Hayward was on my list for awhile and I bought the gorgeous Harrisville Shear yarn back in the winter with this exact project in mind. And then I didn’t knit, for awhile. Finally, this May, I cast on. I couldn’t be happier with how this one turned out. The ShearContinue reading “f.o. : morchella.”