The Time My Niece Chose My Yarn

  I was on a Granny Square run this winter but I kept hitting a colour block. I kept choosing the same combinations and I needed a fresh view to mix things up. I cornered my 11 year old niece one afternoon and gave her my bag of yarn. She took the challenge seriously and tried to use all the…

The Time I Tried New Dishcloth Yarn

Confession: I’ve tried scrubby dishcloth yarn but I’m not really a fan. I found it hard to knit with. The scrubby parts of it stuck together at seemingly every stitch. So as family and friends hinted with varying degrees of subtlety:   “I really like those scrubby dishcloths” “Have you ever knit with that scrubby dishcloth yarn?” “Can I buy…

The Time I Knit an Octopus

Last year I discovered a series of patterns for toys that you literally knit together as you go thereby eliminating on of my pet peeves: sewing it up and sewing in the ends. This is truly a concept I can get behind. I assumed when I settled in to knit this year’s toy I’d be good to go. Clearly I…