She thought the journey would take forever... Nights of skimming across the ocean darkness, mornings of sunshine and schools of dolphins dancing in the waves beside her, evenings of fog and cloud where only the whispers of the rigging creaking above her head assured her that all sound had not left the world. Finally she reached the shore, stepping onto moss-covered rocks - stony steps leading … [Read more...]
Current and Recent Projects
My personal challenge to myself is to always try something new, with every project - a new stitch, a new technique, a new pattern. There's too much to learn to make the same thing over and over and over again!
With each project I make, I'll list the techniques used - and I want to hear from you. What you want to learn is what I'll teach...so speak up if you're curious!
Welcome to the inaugural post of a new series - Wednesday WIP! I'm hoping this will encourage me to finish more projects...either that, or it will give me an excuse to justify casting something else on ;-) In the non-knitting world, I'm pretty reliable; I've been in a monogamous relationship with my boyfriend-turned-husband for the last 23 years, I'm devoted to my friends, I'm loyal to my … [Read more...]
My friends all know that if I had a spirit animal, it would be a peacock, although I am not male and not particularly birdlike. However, I love the plumage - peacock feathers make me smile every time I see them. In April 2016, I went out west for a work trip, and tacked on a couple of extra days to spend with friends in Arizona. Of course, I saved my pennies before I went, because souvenir … [Read more...]
It's no secret by this point that I like making the Hitchhiker Shawl. It's quick, easy, mindless knitting, with a "looks more complicated than it is" result. I'm not the only one to think so, either, with almost 22,000 projects logged on Ravelry. So Boxing Day, 2015, when I wasn't quite ready to start another pair of socks (my usual "purse knitting" for mindless, hold a conversation and … [Read more...]
This shawl has been dancing around the edges of my awareness for quite some time. I'm not a huge fan of stripes, preferring more randomness than that, but every time I see this crop up on Ravelry, I'm drawn to it. As I was browsing in one of my favourite yarn stores on a weekend trip, I spotted a new shipment of Manos del Uruguay Alegriá. And just like that, I was pushed over the edge - a … [Read more...]