Sock-itis

Rescued from Drafts, autumn 2019. 2019 Strangely (for me) in an ongoing state of burn-out, I find myself knitting a lot of socks. The knitting in itself isn't odd, it's the fact that my projects are socks. I suppose that the high level of productivity for Yule gifts helps with my current state of mind.… Continue reading Sock-itis

Local

With lockdowns well in place and online shopping booming, I am grateful for local options and contactless pick up or delivery. While my daughter waits for her post-holidays gift-card-shopping online stuff to arrive in the mail, I was able to quickly solve two knitting dilemmas locally. For the first, I started a mystery sock knit-a-long… Continue reading Local

Adding an Insert

I received an inquiry about being able to add a filter opening to my two-layer cotton masks. As these masks are already in the possession of many folks, I sought a simple solution. I have experimented on my personal masks and there is a relatively simple option for folks who might want to "hack" their… Continue reading Adding an Insert

Pandemic makes

Knit items have been slower to complete since March when suddenly everyone was home 24/7. Contrary to some assumptions, this does not allow more time or brain or heart space for creative things. Thus, less knitting and design ideas floundering. What I did start exploring more was sewing masks. As someone who wears glasses and… Continue reading Pandemic makes

Colourwork

Folks may remember all the times I declared that I would knit anything BUT stranded colourwork. I created and taught a whole class on the topic. It's not that I couldn't or wouldn't knit stranded work. I've made Space Invaders mittens for my partner and mittens for myself (once), but it's telling that the first… Continue reading Colourwork