The mystery sweater knit-a-long  that I have been a part of is done!  It looks quite adorable – poofy sleeves and all! Since this year’s spring is warmer than normal for most folks, the majority of knit-alongers decided to knit short sleeves on their sweaters.  I, on the other hand, opted to follow the pattern for long sleeves so that Kirtana could get some use out of it later this year too.  The longer sleeves provided for some interesting knitting and… Read more »

Even though I haven’t been blogging all that much lately, I have been knitting and I’ve got three projects going.  One of them is a mystery knit-along ♥ This pattern is for a child’s sweater by the very talented, Elena Nodel.  The members of this mystery knit-along or MKAL get emailed instructions in pieces or “clues”.  Here’s my progress with Clue #1 done from a couple days ago… Soon, I was working my way through Clue #2 and happy that I was… Read more »

My dear friend, Jocelyn, dyed me some special fingering weight yarn last year.  Her Etsy Shop, Dubai Knits, is always stocked with fantastic yarns in such pretty colorways.  I’ve been saving that yarn for something special and when Cecily published her adorable Breezy Blues pattern collection, I was all over it.  I cast on immediately for Drifting using my special Dubai Knits yarn.  This yarn is super lovely, with excellent stitch definition and just the right amount of loft.  It blocks out… Read more »

It’s summer vacation, yippee!!  This is a quick drive by post to show you something that I finished last week.  I knit this beret as a part of the KAL with The Amiras and it was pure instant gratification. Deets…. Porom Pattern: Porom by Jared Flood Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca in “Lavender Mix” Needles: Size US 6/4 mm & US 8/5 mm Thanks to my knitting buddy Jocelyn telling me that this beret reminded her of Pink Panther, I had this… Read more »

It’s June 18 which means that summer is less than a week away, yeah! But…Ack!!!!!  This is what we’ve been seeing recently.  Forecast for the next 4 days :: GLOOMY! It’s a good thing then that today is the cast on date for a quick KAL I’m doing with the Amiras.  It’s an accessories KAL and everyone seems to be in beret mode.  I’ve been eyeing Porom for ages now so it’s time to cast on. The yarn I’ve chosen… Read more »

Every skein of yarn in my stash bin has a story.  I can pick out the ones that were bought for a specific purpose and then I have those impulse skeins that just seem to hop on over into the shopping cart, virtual or otherwise.  You know the feeling :: you have the Visa out and you just pick that extra skein because, it’s on sale, or it’s a colorway that always sells out, or because it looks lonely sitting out… Read more »

Everyone probably knows about the Winter Olympics and if you’re a Raveler then you know all about the Ravelympics.  Vancouver is the host of this year’s Winter Games and me being a resident of the city (well, technically I live in the suburbs of Greater Vancouver…still) I have to say something about it all. I’M STOKED!!!!!! The Olympic torch has been making its way through each Province and we’ve been watching this journey online.  Today (Day 76), the flame has reached Edmonton. … Read more »

Those pretty little leaves all in a row are done and I have myself a shawlette which I have begun to love.  This winter accessory is perfect to wrap around your neck without having to scrunch it up and is actually quite warm. The silk content in the yarn, makes this shawlette so soft and luxurious just like wrapping yourself in a warm, velvety hug.  Nice!  The construction is done in plain stockinette with a twist a.k.a short-rows.  The result is a lovely curved shape –… Read more »

It’s December one!  The Most Wonderful Time of the Year is finally here and I’m so happy.  But that’s not what I’m going to talk about first….  There’s been some progress on my shawlette and I’ve reached the edging.  This shawlette (which is more scarf-like for me since I didn’t check row gauge::my bad) is knit first and then the leaf edging is knit and attached with a fantastic method of using the simple p2tog.  Great plan, since it does not involve… Read more »

A month of all things sock begins today.  Yee-haw!   Some fantastic knitters I know will be pushing the limits of sock knitting – trying to master new techniques, knit the most number of socks, finish unfinished socks or empty their sock queue on Ravelry by casting on for every sock project they intend to knit.  It’s all about the fun of knitting socks. I’ve set myself a wimpy target of finishing at least three pairs of socks this month.  The… Read more »