New Yarn!!

This past week I’ve been working on the small version of the Spring, Sprang, Sprung Cowl. I think I’m going to leave this version with just the edge created by the pattern itself, since it’ll be so much smaller, I don’t think it will need the extra stability of the additional border. Now that I’mContinue reading “New Yarn!!”

Deep Winter Pattern

After what feels like an ETERNITY I was finally able to complete the editing and formatting for my latest pattern! The biggest hurdle in moving from designing-my-own-projects to Publishing-my-own-Designs has been the FORMATTING. Frijoles. SO MUCH FORMATTING. I’ve templated as much as I can. But just the line-by-line numbers adding up properly, centered, justified, andContinue reading “Deep Winter Pattern”

Furls Streamline Wood Hook Meets the Easiest Hat Ever

I’ve been hearing the hype around the Furls hooks for a while. To be honest, I have enough redundant hooks and spending money on hooks I already own seems a bit wasteful. I have a ton of the Clover soft touch ergonomic hooks in the sizes I use most, and they work just fine forContinue reading “Furls Streamline Wood Hook Meets the Easiest Hat Ever”

Deep Winter

It is the first full week of February. Normally, we would be in the throws of some very cold weather, at least a couple snow storms with accumulation under our belt, and a desire to see spring. Yet the week started with unseasonably warm temperatures, and the only winter precipitation we’ve had has been slush.Continue reading “Deep Winter”

Project Hangover

I recently finished up my Spring, Sprang, Sprung Cowl. I worked on it daily for a couple weeks. It was a design project, a mindless knitting project, and a stash-busting project. Now that its complete, I feel a bit lost on what to do next. Like a Project Hangover. I have a few WIPs toContinue reading “Project Hangover”

The Lost Knits File Part Three

Also: Finish it Friday! I am goal-busting like a fiend over here! My goal to finish or frog *most* of my WIPs this year is off to a BANNER start. I’ve finished 3 old WIPs this year, and its ONLY JANUARY. The dubbed Frankentop was started 2012, the Estes Park Shawl started 2013/2014, and theContinue reading “The Lost Knits File Part Three”

The Lost Knits File Series Part Two

One of my 2020 crafting goals was to manage my stash and manage my WIPs. The WIPs are all Finish or Frog (rip out). I have a sizable amount of languishing projects, somewhere between 10 and 20. With about half on Ravelry currently (with the intent to own up to the rest in the nextContinue reading “The Lost Knits File Series Part Two”

Fridays are for finishing, Saturday Edition.

But I really did finish stuff on Friday. I managed to be productive this week! I have been plugging away on my Spring, Sprang, Sprung Cowl (and formatting the pattern as I go to save time on the backend). I finished writting/formatting the pattern for the crochet triangular shawl for my class tomorrow; I haveContinue reading “Fridays are for finishing, Saturday Edition.”