Category: Knitting

The Time I Finished Dishcloths

Like most knitter, sewing in the ends is my least favourite part. Projects have been known to languish for weeks or months waiting for that final bit of effort. One of my go-to vacation projects are dishcloths. Cotton yarn isn’t too hot on the beach with a quick and easy pattern that doesn’t require concentration. Coming home in the midst…

The Time I “Went” to Virtual Knitting Live!

Years ago I signed up for emails from “Vogue Knitting Live!”. I love attending Knit East; it’s local so it’s easy to get to and always is a top notch experience (even the year the Algonquin was under construction) but there’s a part of me that would look longingly at the knitting events in far away places and think “someday…

The Time I Wasn’t Knitting Socks

Confession: I’m in a sock knitting funk.   2019 was supposed to be the year I gave my nieces socks for Christmas (I’m attempting to alternate years with my nephews), I finished one pair and the second have been travelling in my purse longer than I’d like to admit. I seem to have completely lot my sock knitting mojo. I’ve…

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…