FO: Sticking To My Guns

Several weeks ago, I made myself a promise. Yes, I’ve made lots of them but this one I actually kept. I decreed that there would be no new projects until I finished this shawl. Only then might I even consider other suitors. Now that the hooks are put away and the steam iron’s cool, I’d […]

Lacy Crochet Shawl

bellamoden kid mohair and silk lace (Pretty In Pink) + Malabrigo lace merino (Floral)

The pattern is called Eva’s Shawl by milobo. Always fun to see how others have done this project on Ravelry.

I’ve stayed fairly true to the directions, though I’ve simplified them a bit for my taste, as they are written using […]


Let’s see how long can I extend this device: there are scores of people besotted with Anne Hanson’s beguiling Bee Fields Shawl or the rectangular presentation of the Honeybee Stole. Whether they’re actively participating in the knitalong or keeping a watchful eye on the action from the sidelines, the Bees are swarming all around.

From […]

And The Winner Is…

Remember this?

Then you also remember that Very Berry Möbius, though lovely, came out way too large and draped unfortunately beyond the realm of my shoulders. What you don’t know is that it took quite a bit of futzing (and a few hidden pins) to get the wrap to stay put on the dressmaker dummy. […]

Very Berry Möbius Speaks

I so enjoyed coming into being; stitch after silky stitch of that yummy yarn building above and below the pink cable line of my knitter’s needles and she had no idea. I came out just as I was supposed to, even though my knitter got tired toward the end and cheated me of a […]

We’re Halfway There

I must say that working with this nearly 50-50 blend of Great Adirondack Yarn Company silk and bamboo has been heavenly and really tough to put down. So tough in fact that I have completely abandoned all other WIPs to knit, purl and yarnover my way through this interestingly constructed wrap in record time. Since […]

Fork. Done. Etc.

It started with beautiful yarn that, if you recall, I could not put down despite doctor’s orders to the contrary. Three months later, Debi’s gift of Diakeito Diamusee Fine, color 116, evolved first into damp, then blocked lace:

Then, all stretched out, it dried overnight into the Forest Canopy Shoulder Shawl:

Finished dimensions: 54 […]

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 […]

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 […]


“You need to take it easy for the next 48 to 72 hours. No physical exertion for that arm.”

Thus spoke the latest orthopedic specialist after he shot my right shoulder full of a strong painkiller and anti-inflammatory drug. Did I listen? Nope. Especially after a dear friend sent my kitty boys some new food, […]