Month: September 2014

Sock-tober is Coming

Someone cheerfully pointed out today that it’s 13 weeks til Christmas.  While I knew it was coming (the no’theast gale outside tonight is a pretty good clue) I wasn’t ready to put an actual number on it. Several years ago I started knitting socks for my nieces and nephews for Christmas.  They were little; their feet were also little.  There…

Easy Peasy

A couple of weeks ago I came across a pin that detailed a different way to make the thumb in a pair of mittens.  With nothing to lose except my least favourite part of knitting mittens (for some reason I find rows of increases frustrating) I decided to give it a try.  It is deceptively easy: knit 5 stitches with…

Gauge Rage

So my quest into mitten knittin’ has not been without its hiccups.  I finished one mitten and realized I wasn’t going to have enough yarn for a second, so I decided to make the thumb a different colour, and make the other the opposite. My niece will be 7 and it will be right up her alley.  Great plan, except…

Mad Hatter

This summer, I have done a very limited amount of knitting. For a variety of reasons, the knitting mojo was completely gone. Eventually, it was time to start again. I realized that suddenly (finally) it was fall. Babies were coming, and birthdays, and cold weather, and I felt like knitting hats…so hats I made. A baby hat… A big sister…