Progress Report: Socks, Blanket.

Today was not the day I envisioned. The confluence of my allergies and lack of sleep was not a good combination for doing my normal activities. But the combination was good to hang about and work on my “Say Yes to Pie” (working title??) socks. I am going to do the heels together, so I’mContinue reading “Progress Report: Socks, Blanket.”

The Plod

As a crafter, I go through fits and spurts of “excitement”. Mentally, the beginning and end of a project are the most compelling as the maker. The middle just plods along; particularly large projects. Right now, I have the beginnings of two baby blankets. I started one on Saturday, and one about an hour ago.Continue reading “The Plod”

Yarn Chicken

When I started the Alpha test phase of my Spring, Sprang, Sprung Cowl (small) I had little idea regarding the required yardage, merely a guesstimate. I could have taken careful weight measurements. I could have knit and unraveled a square and measured the length requirements for each yarn then extrapolated from there. Instead of doingContinue reading “Yarn Chicken”

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”

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 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?

Except today. I haven’t finished anything all week. I’ve started a couple projects. I’ve worked on a couple of standing projects. I overdyed some old stash yarn. I THOUGHT about frogging my old WIP, Paulie. I purchased some yarn. I’ve had a bunch of new project ideas that I’m excited to start. I had someContinue reading “Fridays are for Finishing?”

The Lost Knits File Series Part One

Finish or Frog Projects from the WIP pile. Not every project is a winner. There. I’ve said it. I have a number of projects that I’ve started and abandoned in the hopes of SOME DAY. Some of these cast aside projects are over 10 years old. They take up physical space. Some of them emotionalContinue reading “The Lost Knits File Series Part One”