Category Archives: Knitting

It’s Been a Long Winter

It’s been a long winter… well, not on the west coast.  Winter was over before it even began here in the Pacific Northwest.  I finished knitting this Rosemont Cardigan at the beginning of November, right before a short trip to Tofino.


Here I am on Chesterman’s Beach enjoying a warm sunny afternoon in Tofino.  I’ve wrapped myself up in the sweater all winter and its starting to show some wear, but I love it more and more.  I had some issues following the pattern at the beginning, but I believe it has since been re-released with some improved instructions.  I used Knit Picks Full Circle worsted yarn that I had in my stash.  It is incredibly soft, but if you are adverse to pilling, you might want to choose another yarn.

I spent my creative time this winter more with my knitting needles than at my sewing machine.  Man am I a slow knitter.  I am just now finishing up the second sleeve on my next sweater.  Hope to have more to show you soon.

It’s a New Year…

It’s a new year, and along with a new year generally comes resolutions.  I’m not all that big on setting goals as the calendar flips over, but when I sat down and thought about it there were a couple small things that came to mind.  First off, I bought this lovely machine WAY back in June.  Some day soon I intend to take it out of the box and learn how to use it! And then there’s this book, that I eagerly ordered immediately after taking a pattern drafting course. It too has yet to be opened.


And in addition to these two things, I am enrolled in various classes on Craftsy that are patiently awaiting me, I have a closet full of patterns and fabric, and a rather large wicker basket overflowing with skeins of wool.

So many possibilities, how does one ever decide what to do…