Monday, September 30, 2013


One of my good friends and I started a thing this year, where we knit the same sweater together.  This is a really good way to get help from someone who may be having the same trouble you are, or give advice about something that you've conquered.  So far this year we've done Julissa, Everything Nice (which I'm still not finished with), and are currently working on Miranda, which I shouldn't have even started. I couldn't help myself ... you can see why!

The pattern includes options for a hood (which I think I'll do), short or long sleeves (haven't decided yet) and pockets (definitely!).  I love the cable detail on the front, too.  I chose a plum color worsted weight yarn (Cascade 220).  Unfortunately, I'm not really far enough along to take a decent photo, but take my word for it, this will be a nice sweater! 

One of the things I want to work on is FINISHING the stuff I've started. I've got a whole bit bin here full of stuff that has been sitting here untouched, for months in most cases. At least one thing has been on needles for well over a year. What are your strategies for keeping projects moving toward completion? I find myself distracted by all the lovely patterns out there.

Until next time, happy knitting!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

It's late (or early?) ...

... and I'm *thinking* about knitting, even if I'm not *actually* knitting. And while I was up thinking about knitting, I figured I may as well renew my domain, even if I don't blog all that often. Which made me think that I should really try harder to blog more often, since I have so much blog-worthy stuff that I'm knitting and would like to talk about. Like these socks:

Long story short, these are my grandmother's birthday socks. The yarn is Madeline Tosh Vintage in tart (one of my favorite colors!). I knitted myself a sweater out of this yarn earlier in 2013 (see photos below!). When my grandmother asked me to knit her some socks, this yarn immediately came to mind and I cast on right away.  She recently received them, and by all accounts she really likes them!

I'll catch you up on other knitting stuff later today, most likely. But now, I really ought to try to get back to sleep.


... this has been a QuietStorm production, dahling ...