Knitting

  • Knitting,  Migraines,  Reading

    Knitting Projects and Good Books for Early April

    I hadn’t meant to take such a long hiatus but here I am with knitting, book, and general life updates. Hopefully, I can make this a bit more regular as I have some plans in mind that I will share later if, in fact, I accomplish them. Knitting Despite having three sock WIPs I decided what I really needed to work on was a sweater so I cast on for a Cassia (Ravelry link). I saw a sample ages ago in a yarn shop the same of which completely escapes me. The sample was done in a gorgeous cashmere that would have cost a small fortune so I opted for…

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  • Knitting

    FO: Close to You Shawl

    Every year St. Patrick’s Day sneaks up on me. I’m barely Irish so that’s fine, but I’m also in the US and St. Patrick’s Day is a BIG DEAL. And every year, without fail, I have said, “I really need to knit something for St. Patrick’s Day.”  And every year, I don’t knit a thing. But this year, I was determined it would be different.  I had some green yarn from Yarnable and a pattern idea from Fourth Star Knits (please come back to YouTube!) so I hit the ground running. The yarn is aptly named Celtic Faire and the pattern is the Close to You shawl by Justina Lorkowski…

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  • Knitting,  Needlepoint,  Reading,  Wenesday WIPs

    Wednesday WIPs

    It’s a wintery day here in Connecticut and time for another Wednesday WIPs post. I’d worried I wasn’t going to have time to post but am now happily doing asynchronous teaching on Wednesdays. My productivity has never been higher during a school week! Today is a mixed bag of crafting. (I did say this was also needlepoint, right?) I am well into the second color for my Allspice Shawl and, in fact, just ordered another skein. I was worried that the shawl would require copious amounts of tugging to get it to the right size. Let me tell you, finding specific yarn during a pandemic is not easy! I did…

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  • Friday Favorites,  Knitting

    Friday Favorites

    I always love people’s Friday Favorites and thought, “why not?” Since I’m sure I’m not the only one still spending a lot of time at home, I thought someone else out there could find something useful. I did decide not to stick to a specific number because that would start seeming like work and I do enough of that with my first graders every day (which I love but is also exhausting). Current Vlog Favorite: Cecelia Blohmdahl I love all things Scandinavian and this channel is full of nifty things – Polar Midnight, lots of snowy landscapes, a too-cute-for-words dog, and an all around great glimpse into life in the…

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  • Knitting,  Wenesday WIPs

    Wednesday WIPs

    Half way through my first full week of school in 2021! No PD (that I am aware of yet), a neurology appointment later today, and a need to tidy up my office. When I picked up both of my WIPs for today I realized, with horror, that I’d stopped mid-row. One survived well, the other…we’ll be fixing some dropped stitches today. Eek! My Allspice Shawl in Manos de Uruguay silk blend. It’s coming along nicely. It is a nice, easy knit so it is a go to for meetings or migraine knitting because it doesn’t require much thought. That being said, it is not a good choice from Zoom knitting.…

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