Dan’s Fancy Sweater

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 …


It’s time for a celebration!

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! …


Hypnotic Spirals!

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 …


Backyard Garden KAL and Contest

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, …


Interview with Toni Carr

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 …


A wild hair

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!