My latest purchase — the Sterling Silver Waves and Swirls Shawl Pin from Chrissy at Scotts Mountain Crafts on Etsy. I had wanted to get a shawl pin at Rhinebeck, but nothing did the trick. After starting Botanica this past weekend I knew I’d have to find something soon. I’ve been meaning to buy something […]
Each year around Christmastime, I try to pick a single project — something special — to work on during my time off. This year, my last workday is Dec 20th, and I don’t return until Jan 3rd. I only have a couple days of activities planned, and that’s the way I like it. I’m counting […]
You knew I wasn’t done messing with this pattern, didn’t you? The more I thought about it, I became convinced the center and the edge were both pretty, but not together. I decided to keep the edge and swap in different patterns for the center. I’ve always loved vine stitch, so it wasn’t much of […]
I wanted to knit something new after finishing the first knee high (I know, second sock syndrome…blah blah blah). I’ve been thinking a lot about the lace knee highs I’ve been planning to make with the Sliver Moon Farm yarn I got at Rhinebeck. I started swatching and before I knew it, the socks morphed […]
Last year I finished a pair of socks over Thanksgiving weekend. This year, I finished one really long knee high. I learned a few things about STR Medium weight. The ball band suggests 8 SPI. 8 stitches per inch made for a very thick, very stiff sock. After knitting the foot at 8 SPI I […]
The table’s set, the food’s almost done, and my drink glass is full. Happy Thanksgiving!