174 The long game

Fiddly false starts. Ambushed by linen. The sound of knitting freedom. The answer is in the question. I’m sure there is a very good multi-syllabic German word for the feeling…

173 Not yet

Simple tools. Sweaters for the Littles. Jeny Staiman’s amazing heel construction. And my spring sweater shortlist.  Lilly’s Dahlia is officially FO! I bought my new toy/tool, the Simflex button gauge,…

172 Flotation device

The eye of the storm has moved. Possibly. And there are many things about which to celebrate. But not knitting. Worst knitting month ever, at the end of which I…

171 The eye of the storm

The return of a Skyscrapa. Flowers in pots. Books in stacks. Enormous sleeves. Hand sewing. Time, and what to do while it’s passing. Our house is officially for sale, and…

170 Storm day

Knitting for little people. I can knit a rainbow, but should I? A honkin’ huge ass box o’yarn. More about that amazing heel. Paint Pan Socks, again? Yes. (Shut up.)…

168 Packing tape

You’ll find River Severn at Envisioknit is the charting software that rocks, and its developer, Jane, offers excellent customer support. The fingerless mitts pattern I used is called Driftless…

165 Time out

This week, I called time out and used my time out to remove seven projects from time out and complete them all. Worth it, but kinda not worth it, if you…


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