I cannot believe I haven’t shared details of this finished sweater yet!  I guess since it’s been put away with the rest of our winter stuff, it was out-of-sight out-of-mind. This pattern is Twigs and Willows from Alana Dakos’ book Botanical Knits.  I really enjoyed knitting the yoke on this sweater with the cabled leaves and vine motif.  The pattern for the yoke is written as well as charted.  For this garment, I used Cascade 220 in a heathered green…. Read more »

I’ve got a finished sweater for show-and-tell today!  This sweater turned out pretty cute and I think that the wearer is uber cute!  Of course, I’m the biased mama 😉 With this sweater, I knit a few rows here and there until I was on the last sleeve and I could taste finishing victory!  It took about 6 months to complete and another few weeks to find the ribbon for the front closure.  I got it all done in time for Mother’s… Read more »

We’ve just had the hottest day of the year (so far) pass us by.  However, today is murky and wet… April showers bring spring flowers and all that jazz, so I’m okay!  That hot day just screamed road trip so we decided that it would be the best day to make the short drive south into Washington state and visit the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.  Only thing is that every Pacific Northwesterner had the same idea as us, hah!  We… Read more »

Time to put away the warm woolies and dig out the gardening tools, spring is here!  I’ve made several trips to the garden center this past week.  It’s time to brighten things up and usher in some color! Spring is indoors too with this cute knitted bunny that I recently finished. It took me a whole day of seaming and stuffing all of the little bunny pieces.  I should have followed the instructions and stuffed and seamed as I went… Read more »

Thank you so much to everyone who emailed me and commented about my new site!  I really appreciate your encouragement ❤ I talked about knitting a lace shawl with beads a little while ago.  This shawl had a deadline since I wanted to wear it to my cousin’s wedding in December.  I wanted something pretty and warm at the same time to wear so that I wouldn’t become a frozen ice cube in the winter chill. Everything went well even though… Read more »

My mom has this really lovely friend, Jane.  She is always so well put together.  Imagine a taller, Audrey Hepburn, that’s Jane.  Although, she’s lived in Canada most of her adult life, she is still very British.  That accent… love it!!!  Her sense of humor is charmingly tongue-in-cheek too.  An exceptional woman! Jane is a knitter.  I found this out when she saw my son’s modified Rikke hat that I knit him a while ago and she could just “read… Read more »

Start date on my Vitamin D cardigan was October of last year!!!  Finally, this project is off the needles… huge sigh of relief! I’m sort of on the fence about this one 🙁  I don’t know if I would feel differently if I had lengthened the body so that the “drapey bits” in front draped better.  That said, a whole sweater in this yarn, Tosh Merino Light, is absolutely amazing.  It is light and squishy and the color, even after a good soak,… Read more »

Meet Dottie, my bunny.  Don’t you think she’s just pinch-those-cheeks cute! Yeah, once I knitted that dress, I knew her name had to be Dottie. Stripey tights and shoes with little french knots “snaps” that go on the side  Love! So, there is a bit of finishing involved.  This bunny is knit in pieces and stuffed and seamed and joined together in increments. However, this means that you can really shape the bunny’s face and tummy to look quite bunny-like…. Read more »

The latest sweater to come off my needles is Elia.  This cabled pullover is designed by Julia Trice (MindOfWinter) and she kindly asked me to review this pattern for her.  After a couple false starts with yarn choices, I found myself reaching out to one of my favorites – Tosh Vintage – to knit this sweater.  A great choice since the  cabled work really pops with the well rounded yarn and of course, you can’t go wrong with madtosh colors!… Read more »

The socks I was knitting for my son’s ginormous feet are done!  Happy dance!! He said that they fit perfectly and are super soft and hinted that he would like another pair.  Um… maybe after I knit a few sweaters first 😉 I knit these socks as a part of the knit-along hosted by Kelly of CelticCastOn.  There have been so many lovely finished pairs of Business Casuals that have been popping up on the knit-along thread.  This pattern was… Read more »