I knit the Spring Garden Tee as a part of the Tops, Tanks & Tees KAL hosted by Shannon of luvinthemommyhood.  The first one was when I test knit the pattern for Alana way back in 2010.  This time around, I get to keep my SGT 🙂 I zipped through this one pretty quick and it is the most comfy tee to wear – cool, drapey and soft. My gauge was spot on with this yarn (this never happens to me!!!) but when I knit… Read more »

It’s time to pack away my warm woolies and pull out those fun little tops and swishy skirts and summer dresses because it is spring and I love spring ♥ My knitting is going in the same direction too with the latest project that’s on my needles… the Spring Garden Tee. I test knit this pattern for Alana a couple years ago and that finished project, knit in Be Sweet Bamboo, was mailed out to be a part of her trunk show. I’ve… Read more »

You’ve already seen pictures of my Paper Dolls but here are some knitterly details. The yarn is SPECTACULAR! Initially, I went with Sundara Sock in the brilliant blue paired with Malabrigo Sock in the burnt orange.  But when I was knitting the corrugated ribbing, Jocelyn sweetly pointed out that the two yarns were of different weights and for colorwork that would be a definite no-no.  I immediately went to Sundara’s website to track down a similar orangey colored sock yarn… Read more »

This is the last of the vacation series, for reals!!! One of the main draws of our Island trip was to hang out with my cousins and we spent a lovely day giggling and reminiscing and swapping news about all of the family drama gossip stories. Even though I don’t have any siblings of my own, I am fortunate to be a part of a large extended family and so there is always something happening to keep things interesting!  And… 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 »

I have to write up a blog post on my recently finished (and photographed) Geodesic Cardigan, but I will leave y’all hangin’ for a while longer.  I’m a meanie, aren’t I? But that’s only because I have something exciting to show you….. Hello gorgeous… Fair Isle terrifies me, but I’ve decided to jump into that pool of fear by casting on for Paper Dolls. I’ve written a blurb about how this project happened to hop on to my needles over… Read more »

When I was contacted by Alana of Never Not Knitting to do a test knit for her, I jumped at the opportunity.  I have a few of her patterns in my library and have even knit a couple of her lovely designs.  She is a fantastic designer and I knew that she would put out a great pattern that would be fun to knit. Presenting… The Spring Garden Tee in adult sizes This is the grown-up version of her previously… Read more »

Homemade blueberry pie…yum-O!!  Homemade knitting…hmmm…  I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately with regards to my Summer Tee.  I’m usually not pouty and whiny about knitting patterns, but this particular pattern is making me wah-wah-whine! See what I mean?  I don’t like the look of the floppy ribbing and how the lace panel insert is making the neck pucker all funny.  Also, the lace was too busy for this yarn, in my opinion.  There are plenty of gorgeous Rusted Roots… Read more »

Our guests have gone and I’ve pretty much caught up on all of the aftermath that follows when company leaves.  I’ve still got an overflowing inbox though with several emails from all of my readers.  I just wanted to say that I am not ignoring you lovely folk and I will respond to everyone soon:)  Thanks for visiting my blog and being such a supportive bunch about my obssession hobby. I’m at the point on my Geodesic Cardigan where the… Read more »