Summer Riches on a Lazy Sunday

The skies have turned a lot darker than the overcast day you see outside in this picture. The birds are swarming the front yard bird-feeder in an attempt to get the last few morsels before they take shelter from the threatening storm. Life abounds in summer — from the cacophony of the cicadas at night to the lush greens, yellows, and reds of flowers and … Continue reading Summer Riches on a Lazy Sunday

OK so, I know I don’t usually blog more than once every 200 weeks or something… but..

OK, so I started Lily yet again. Whaddya think about her new colors? I really love stash diving:) I decided to stop doing the main body of the sweater and instead (as is my usual wont) I decided to knit the sleeves as “swatches” – to check my color choices and to check gauge. On the plus side, this plan is faster and more efficient. I … Continue reading OK so, I know I don’t usually blog more than once every 200 weeks or something… but..

Post Mortem and Life after the Frog Pond

Here lie the remains of a lot of knitting.  Knitting in the round.  Colorwork.  Challenging colorwork. Marie Wallin colorwork. As you can see, a lot of it is quite lovely. Some of it is indiscernible. For that reason, I made the decision to cast off with a three needle bind-off, thereby creating a pouch/bag. More on that later. So, what did I do wrong? What … Continue reading Post Mortem and Life after the Frog Pond