I, Möbius

One day, during a visit to my local purveyor of yarn, I came across a beautiful top the owner had on display. “That’s the Lacy Shoulder Wrap from Cat Bordhi’s Treasury of Magical Knitting,” she said.

I was intrigued but put off purchasing the book until I’d moved a few WIPs into the finished column. […]

A Woman On The Edge

Oh yes, gentle folk. I am but 7 rows from bind off of my Forest Canopy Shawl and I could not be happier! I’m in the midst of creating the pointy edge rows prior to calling it a day for this simple, but long-in-the-knitting triangular shawl.

I’d let a couple of other things jump the […]

The Dance of the Stitches

I wrap and knit or purl, then back;My needles swift and sure.The loops and YOs and K2TOGs;The pattern coming clear.

My confidence is rising fast;The end it seems so near.But don’t misread the knitting, lass‘Cause ripping will ensue.

A cautionary tale I tell,Perhaps because it’s true.One stitch up. Three-hundred back.The tink could hit you, too. […]

Batter Up!

Thank you, thank you for all the lovely compliments on the Mona socks! Now that the pressure of completing my Sockapalooza 4 contribution is off, I’ve decided to start a new pair – this time using Dream In Color (DIC) “Smooshy” sock yarn and a pattern designed specifically for DIC by an online acquaintance, Monica […]

Weather Report

Today, look for occasional knitting following a 4-day dry spell. Expect continued spotty work to eventually give way to mostly sunny skies and finished objects over the next 10 days.

Frequency of repeats this afternoon should reach a high of around 2 to 3 rounds per hour, slowing to zero by nightfall. Stray knitting remains […]

How Green Is My Shrug

It may be a gray Chicago day outside,

but something green and wonderful is growing inside!

I’m more than half-way done with the Dream In Color “Happy Forest” version of Mia (PDF) and I couldn’t be happier with it! Unlike the original, I knit the ribbed sleeve portion in the round, then switched to knitting […]

Just 15 Inches

Curiosity is often a trait associated with cats, and rightly so, as anyone who’s spent any length of time with felines can attest. Mister “up close and personal” Nikita here was quite intent on finding answers to the mystery of my latest bout of furious knitting — thus the decision to hop into my lap […]

All The Pretty Little Horses

“Lullaby and goodnight. Go to sleep my little baby; When you wake, you’ll have cake, and all the pretty little horses. “

When I was a little girl, I used to think about horses quite a lot. I drew them. I sought out toy ones and stuffed ones. I even dreamed I was a golden […]