Naming this kit sent me into a spiraling downfall of tongue twisters! Super Speedy Stroll Sport Socks: I love to knit socks no matter what, but I love to wear hand knit socks, too, and sometimes the demand for hand …
I’ve knit Dan a number of sweaters over the years, both pre- and post-marriage, and a few months ago I pulled the stack of not-worn-very-often knits out of his closet and had him put on a little fashion show for …
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Knittin’ Mittens KAL/class. It was just my second online class so I appreciated everyone’s enthusiasm and questions. What I really love is the idea that an online class doesn’t have to end! …
We got an interesting call this week from a representative of a local park in Cape May, NJ. Since late February, a team of mystery knitters has been “attacking” the park by attaching swatches of knitted fabric to trees and …
I have a new design out! Introducing, the Tilt-a-Whirl Spiral Kit! (in Blue or Brown!) Spiral knitting is a simple trick that produces jog-less stripes which twist and spiral up the piece like a barber pole! It can be worked …
Spring is here! It’s a gorgeous sunny spring day in the Pacific Northwest. The sun is shining, my flowers in my garden are still alive (I have a black thumb). I’m not even wearing a coat today! Speaking of flowers, …
We are throwing ourselves a little party in Portland to celebrate our new spring yarns – and you’re invited! If you are in the Portland OR/Vancouver WA area on April 7th, please come join us at the Ecotrust building from …
In my previous job life as a bookstore girl (where I lovingly took care of the knitting section), I remember when Toni Carr‘s book Knockdown Knits was released. I immediately snapped it up – it was so much fun to …
Since hubby and I have spent so many chilly mornings out on the lake
recently, I had considered that maybe I should get him a nice sweater to
wear under his jacket as another layer. And then I thought, DUH, I
knit! I’ll just make him one!
As it turns out, I’d bought yarn
to make him a sweater several years ago, and never got around to it.
Why? Because he’s a lot bigger than me, and that is just a ton of
knitting. At the time, I was still riding public transit, so lugging a
big sweater around would have been quite a challenge. But now that I
have my mobile S.T.A.S.H. Acquisition Unit (aka my car :)) I’m ready to
tackle the challenge.
So, last Monday, I looked at what I had:
26 100-gram balls of bulky weight yarn. I swatched, got a gauge I liked,
and cast on. Last night, I made it up to the armscyes!
I’m planning a pair of toe-up, striped socks out of Black Stroll, striped with
either Stroll Tonal in
Summer Blooms or Handpaint in Dolly:
I definitely need opinions on this: I think I prefer dolly but the
stripes might be more graphic in the tonal yarn. Which one should I